Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Five GTH horrors scared up for Singapore's Halloween theme park

Ghosts from Shutter and Coming Soon flank GTH writers and directors Parkpoom Wongpoom, Yongyoot Thongkongtoon, Chantavit Dhanasevi and Paween Purijitpanya as they promote their Spooktacular theme-park attraction.

In what could very well be a plot for GTH's next big horror film, five of the hitmaking studio's popular thrillers are being repurposed for the Spooktacular Halloween theme park attraction at Singapore's Sentosa resort.

Five films have been chosen, including the regional mega-hit ghost comedy Pee Mah Phra Khanong, as well Shutter (haunted photos), Body (haunted medical school), Coming Soon (haunted movie theater) and Dorm (haunted boarding school).

The Nation has more details in an article today:

Featuring haunted houses and other activities, the annual night-time festival has been a great success, with tickets being snapped up the moment they go on sale.

After last year's event, the Sentosa team decided they wanted to turn horror-movie experiences into real-life haunted houses. And because Singapore filmgoers seem to have a particular penchant for Thai-style horror, the GTH movies were the obvious choice.

"It's very hard to explain why we like Thai horror so much, but looking at the Asian horror film industry, Thai movies stand out. They touch something you can't explain. They bring your nightmares to the screen so accurately and GTH is very successful with internationally acclaimed movies like Shutter and the latest Pee Mak," says David Goh, the senior division director of Sentosa.

Among the GTH talents lending their expertise to designing the attraction are "self-confessed theme-park geeks" Parkpoom Wongpoom (Shutter) and Paween Purijitpanya (Body). In addition to the five movies mentioned, a towering hungry ghost from Paween's Phobia 2 short Novice has somehow found its way into the world of GTH's Spooktacular.

Perhaps while working on it they'll find inspiration for their next hit horror, maybe a new story or a sequel like Phobia 3: Six Roads to Fright or Shutter 2: Still Clicking. Or, perhaps Laddaland 2: Scared in Singapore or Coming Soon 2: Electric Boogaloo.

The haunted house at the gloomy, isolated Fort Siloso, will be open on October 19, October 24-25 and October 31 to November 2. Tickets are bound to sell out swiftly. For details, check the official website.

The attraction is teased a bit more in the video clip embedded below.

Meanwhile, Pee Mak Phra Khanong continues its record-setting march across Southeast Asia, and is set to have fans of Mario Maurer squealing with delight when it opens in the Philippines on August 28.

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