Fright of your life

> Sun­way La­goon Theme Park’s Nights of Fright 5 re­turns to put some scares and screams in those who dare to en­ter


AS THE SUN sets and the dark of night en­gulfs Sun­way La­goon Theme Park, the dread­ful souls rise once again, wan­der­ing ev­ery road, al­ley, and walk­way in search of vic­tims for the Nights of Fright 5 (NOF5).

The se­ries of haunting started on Oct 7 at sun­set, with the Night of the Un­dead Run, where more than 1,300 par­tic­i­pants ran for their lives, start­ing from the gap­ing maw of the park’s en­trance, through ob­sta­cles, scares, and spi­der webs.

“This is the big­gest Nights of Fright yet,” said Sun­way La­goon gen­eral man­ager Sean Choo.

This year, the event fea­tures 13 at­trac­tions rang­ing from the beau­ti­ful Mex­i­can-themed Day of the Dead in 3D, to the ac­tion­packed Hol­ly­wood-in­spired Ghost­busters Ad­ven­ture Live, and the mad­den­ing and fright­en­ing halls of the fu­ture in Dystopia.

“This year, we are of­fer­ing a wide range of ex­pe­ri­ences,” said Choo. “There is some­thing for ev­ery­one at NOF5 – from the se­ri­ous to the ca­sual hor­ror fans.”

Lyn­ton V. Har­ris, chair­man and CEO of The Sud­den Im­pact! En­ter­tain­ment Com­pany which cre­ated the hor­rors, added: “The team has in­jected a ‘slice’ of true events and myths in­spired by Asian hor­ror sto­ries to cre­ate a close rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the at­trac­tions.”

There is the Pon­tianak vs Po­cong, a story of love and be­trayal, with a lover re­turn­ing from the dead as a Pon­tianak, and the un­faith­ful hus­band com­ing back to the mor­tal world as a Po­cong.

Or see what goes on be­hind the gates of Pudu Jail where prison­ers await their end – to hang for their crimes at Judge­ment Lane.

Re-live your child­hood night­mares with iconic hor­ror movie char­ac­ters at the Hor­ror­wood Boule­vard and Hor­ror­wood Stu­dio.

If zom­bies are your thing, head on over to Zom­bie Apoca­lypse, where there is no es­cape from the un­dead, and to Zom­bie Pi­rates, where un­dead swash­buck­lers spirit you away from the bay into a pool of hor­ri­fy­ing tor­ment.

You could also go for a fright­ful stroll through the Forest of Fear, which is guarded by tomb­stones, haunted trees, and leafy vines.

One of the best ex­pe­ri­ences at NOF5 has to be The Is­land of the Dolls, a replica of a real-life haunted tourist at­trac­tion in Mex­ico.

You and five oth­ers must hold onto a piece of rope while walk­ing to­gether through the dark, foggy, and wind­ing path filled with creepy dolls and other crea­tures of the night.

At the end of the night, join the March of the Un­dead, when ghouls gather and walk to­gether through the Sun­way La­goon Theme Park to­wards the fi­nal stage for one last scream.

For only RM64 per per­son, you can ex­pe­ri­ence all that NOF5 has to of­fer.

Each ticket will get you free good­ies, ei­ther a Blood Bag drink or a Devil’s Horn LED head­band (on Fri­day or Saturday), or free snacks (on Sun­day).

Sun­way La­goon also of­fers Ex­press Lane tick­ets for RM104 per per­son. With these, you can skip the long queues.

Sun­way La­goon Theme Park Night of Fright 5 hap­pens ev­ery week­end night from 7.30pm to 11.30pm, from now till Oct 29, cul­mi­nat­ing in the fi­nale on Oct 31.

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