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Seriously, I’m never a fan of horror films and it is totally not my cup of tea. In fact, I have my own personal reasons for not watching horror movies or even going for horror trails but I do know of people whom enjoy this sort of stuffs and I totally respect and salute them for their courage and bravery.
As such, for all you thrill-seekers out there, I bring you great news and that is, for the first time ever, Sentosa will be teaming up with renowned Thai movie production studios, GMM Tai Hub Co. Ltd. [GTH], to jointly produce Sentosa’s annual signature Halloween event, the Sentosa Spooktacular.

[Image Credit to Sentosa Spooktacular Facebook Page]

If you don’t know, GTH is the creator of international horror hits such as Coming Soon, Shutter, Body, Dorm and Pee Mak, and I’m pretty sure most people would have at least caught one of GTH’s horror films. As for myself, I caught Shutter and it really scared the ____ out of me. With GTH coming onboard to co-produce the Sentosa Spooktacular 2013, GTH will bring their unique brand of storytelling that is deeply-rooted in Asian horror folklore to redefine this year’s edition of Sentosa Spooktacular.

The Sentosa Spooktacular 2013 is set to take place for six nights in October and November, and fans of classic Thai horror films can expect to have their nerves tested in up to five elaborately themed and haunted trails inspired by GTH’s internationally acclaimed films namely, Coming Soon, Shutter, Pee Mak, Dorm and Body. These trails will be held once again at Fort Siloso.

Just how spooky is Sentosa Spooktacular 2013 is going to be?

Find out what Mr Yongyoot Thongkongtoon, Senior Director of International Business for GTH, has to say, “Sentosa Spooktacular has been synonymous with Asia’s scariest fun and is one of the biggest Halloween events in Singapore. At GTH, we want people to experience the same terror, scares and a whole host of other emotions that are akin to watching a Thai horror movie. Our experienced team of directors, producers and set builders will use various storytelling techniques to capture the essence of Asian and Thai horror in these five trails. Together with the Sentosa team, GTH will ensure that this year’s Spooktacular will be one that visitors will never forget”.

[Image Credit to Sentosa Spooktacular Facebook Page]

Mr. Yongyoot Thongkongtoon’s cinematic experience include his role as producer in Thai horror hits Dorm (2006), Alone (2007), Body (2007), 4BIA (2008), Coming Soon (2008), and Phobia 2 (2009).

The collaboration with GTH will see an infusion of Thai horror popularized by recent Thai cinematography.

Beautiful Ghost wife ‘Nak’ from Pee Mak, vengeful sprits such as ‘Dararai’ from Body and ‘Netre’ from Shutter, will join arms with ‘Wichien’, the angry child spirit from Dorm, as well as the gruesome and iconic ‘Chaba’, who cursed and took the lives of movie goers in the frightful film, Coming Soon; in making their nether world crossover to Fort Siloso come October 2013.

The five will add to the line-up of Spooktacular’s famed resident ghoul ambassadors such as the Pontianak, the Chinese Ghost Bride, the Dead Soldier and the Chinese Vampire (Jiang Shi), who were successfully hired last year after their public displays and performances won over Sentosa Spooktacular’s organisers.

[Image Credit to Sentosa Spooktacular Facebook Page]

Together, these two groups of distinctively Asian supernaturals will come together to populate Fort Siloso and its five new Horror Trails for a fright fest filled with spine-chilling encounters of ‘spooktacular’ proportions.

[Image Credit to Sentosa Spooktacular Facebook Page]

If you want to play a part in scaring the ____ out of people, you can also participate in a video contest where the winner can stand a chance to be a talent at Spooktacular. What’s more, you can be shortlisted for an audition for a GTH movie too!

If you are interested, you are encouraged to show-off your acting chops by submitting video re-enactments of scenes from a choice of Thai horror films; Shutter, Pee Mak, Body, Dorm or Coming Soon. The contest will run via the specially designed Facebook App at: www.facebook.com/sentosa.spooktacular

All entries must be submitted by 31 July 2013. The top five entries will be selected based on a combination of public voting on the Sentosa Spooktacular Facebook page [50%] and judges’ decision [50%]. Public voting ends 31st July 2013 and interested participants and aspiring actors/actresses are encouraged to submit their entries early to secure as much votes as possible.

If you just want to be scared by others and live out a Thai horror film, tickets to Sentosa Spooktacular 2013 are on sale now and you can get them from Sentosa Spooktacular Website at http://www.spooktacular.com.sg or the Sentosa Ticketing Counters.

[Image Credit to Sentosa Spooktacular Facebook Page]

The event details are as follows:

Date: 18th (Preview Night), 19th , 25th, 26th, 31st October, 1st and 2nd November 2013

Time: 7pm – 11pm

Horror Trails: 1. Coming Soon 2. Shutter 3. Pee Mak 4. Body 5. Dorm

Ticket Price: Special Preview Night [18th Oct] $40.60 where there’s only a limited 666 tickets available. Advance purchase of tickets will cost $56.60 and they are available from 1 July to 15 October. Standard purchase of tickets will cost $66.60 and they are available from 16 October to 2 November. All tickets sales are while stocks last!

For more information about Sentosa Spooktacular 2013, do check out the Sentosa Spooktacular website at www.spooktacular.com.sg and “like” Sentosa Spooktacular Facebook Page