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

The Sun (Malaysia) - - LIFESTYLE -

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).

AMIRUL SYAFIQ MOHD DIN/THESUN

(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.

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