Time to face your fears
> Nights of Fright 4 at Sunway Lagoon offers horror fans more chills and thrills for the whole of this month
SUNWAY LAGOON’S annual festival of fear is back for its fourth instalment, promising even more scary sights at the Nights of Fright 4, which runs every Friday to Sunday this month, including the last day, Oct 31.
From creepy local urban legends to chilling modern dystopian stories, the event offers a total of eight haunted houses, six scare zones, and 11 after-dark amusement rides.
The man behind this year’s spooky attractions is Lynton V. Harris, the chairman and global creative director of The Sudden Impact Entertainment Company, a long-time collaborator with Sunway Lagoon.
“To me, [this year’s tagline] ‘Face Your Fears’ says a lot; it doesn’t define anybody and doesn’t alienate anyone,” Harris said at the launch.
“The hardest [challenge] is when you’re dealing with a whole bunch of people who are scared by different things; someone would come in and say it wasn’t scary, but another would say it was terrifying, because we’re all different, and Face Your Fears encapsulates that opportunity.”
Sunway Lagoon general manager Sean Choo added: “It’s all about having a good time. We want to scare people and we want them to laugh about it, not scare people and make them cry, [because] that becomes a bad experience.”
Visitors begin their journey by stepping into the abandoned Malaya High School which was destroyed by a mysterious fire, with all the teachers and students still inside.
Be prepared to hear bloodcurdling screams and see apparitions you’ve only seen in your nightmares.
Or explore the dilapidated Chaonei No.81 mansion, Beijing’s infamous haunted house, occupied by a woman who ended her life from a love story that turned tragic.
Encounter ghastly manifestations in UV and 3D of her tortured, bitter spirit that still roams this haunted house.
Be judged in Diyu, the Court of Hell, inspired by the Chinese beliefs of the afterlife. Watch souls being tortured and punished for the different sins they have committed in their lifetime.
Can’t get enough? Then step into the Zombie Apocalypse, to experience being in the world of The Walking Dead; or enter the newly-launched Ghostbusters Adventure Live to see ghouls from the popular horror-comedy.
Catch other popular scary Hollywood horror icons come to life in front of your very eyes at Horrorwood Studios.
You can also experience a ‘Haunt Couture’ fashion show like never before at the Angoscia Theatre, where fashion comes dressed in fear.
For more hair-raising experiences, just take a walk through the six scare zones.
They include the bloody Ah Wing’s Butcher Shop, eerie Tanah Perkuburan Bukit Lang, sinister London Fog, terrifying Zombie Walk, the intimidating Clown Collective filled with menacinglooking clowns as well as the deserted Kevil Hill Township.
Wander into this township and you will find that the massive cryo-freezers in the Kevil Hill Cryonic Corporation headquarters have exploded and frozen bodies have come to life!
Adrenaline junkies can also enjoy some of the park’s alltime favourite rides such as the Carousel, Tomahawk, Apache Pots, Wagon Wheel, Pirate’s Revenge, Scream Coaster, Fun Fair, Grand Canyon River Rapids, Butch Cassidy Trail, Vultures, and Colorado Splash.
Tickets to Nights of Fright 4 are priced at RM58 (normal price) and RM50 (student price). Guests who plan to spend the entire day there can purchase tickets at a promotional price of RM120, which includes admission to Sunway Lagoon during the day, and to Nights of Fright 4 at night.
Those planning to go in pairs can opt for the RM80 for two tickets promotion (only on Sundays).
(right) Berjaya Roasters deputy general manager Esther Woo (centre) and Kenny Rogers Roasters staff with the Sambalicious opitions such as (below, from left) the soup meal; favourite meal; chicken meal; and spicy golden rice.