Sentosa Spooktacular Ropes in Thailand’s leading film studio to double the thrill and fun factor
GTH, creator of international horror hits, partners with Sentosa to deliver Asia’s “Scariest Fun”
Singapore, 13 June 2013 ― Sentosa today announced that for the first-time ever, it will be teaming up with renowned Thai movie production studios, GMM Tai Hub Co. Ltd. (GTH), in a joint production of its annual signature Halloween event – Sentosa Spooktacular 2013.
Creator of international horror hits such as Coming Soon, Shutter, Body, Dorm and Pee Mak, GTH will bring their unique brand of storytelling, deeply-rooted in Asian horror folklore, to redefine this year’s edition of Sentosa Spooktacular. Pee Mak, the studio’s blockbuster horror-comedy, along with other horror titles will transform Fort Siloso, setting the stage for a terrifying Halloween event, filled with blood-curdling screams and side-splitting laughter.
Sentosa Spooktacular, Asia’s largest horror fest, is set to take place for six nights in October and November. Fans of classic Thai horror films can expect to have their nerves tested in up to five elaborately themed, 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.
“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”, said Mr. Yongyoot Thongkongtoon, Senior Director of International Business for GTH.11 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 and their creative teams is a fantastic cross-promotional opportunity and a great way to take the Sentosa Spooktacular up a notch. With GTH’s cinematic and production expertise, together with Fort Siloso’s unique backdrop and history, we believe that this year’s Spooktacular will present fans with not just a scarier Asian experience. Visitors will also feel as though they are living out a scene of a Thai horror film. With Sentosa’s tourism and leisure management expertise and GTH’s movie-production quality, thrill-seekers are assured of an experience filled with fear, fun and authenticity like nothing they’ve ever experienced before!” said Mr. David Goh, Senior Divisional Director, Sentosa Leisure Management.
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. 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.
STAND A CHANCE TO BE A TALENT AT SPOOKTACULAR AND A CHANCE TO AUDITION FOR A GTH MOVIE
Spooktacular fans can also participate in a video contest where the winner can stand a chance to be a talent at Spooktacular and be shortlisted for an audition for a GTH movie!
Interested participants are encouraged to show-off their 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) and will begin tomorrow, 14 June 2013 when the App goes ‘live’.
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%). These five finalists will be enlisted to become ‘Spook Talents’ in this year’s Sentosa Spooktacular. Based on their talent and performance, GTH directors and producers will judge and select the best individuals for a chance to audition in a GTH movie.
Public voting ends 31st July 2013. Interested participants and aspiring actors/actresses are encouraged to submit their entries early to secure as much votes as possible.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
For more information, check out the Sentosa Spooktacular website (www.spooktacular.com.sg) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/sentosa.spooktacular), where fear-enthusiasts can get a taste of Sentosa Spooktacular 2013 by re-living the terror from the five films.
Leading cinema exhibitor, Golden Village, has also come onboard as a cinema partner by offering the public the chance to view the films in the lead up to Sentosa Spooktacular. More details will be announced soon.
WHERE TO GET THE TICKETS
Ticket can be purchased from the Spooktacular website (www.spooktacular.com.sg), or from
Sentosa ticketing counters. Ticket sales will begin from noon today. Limited 666 tickets to catch the preview show on 18th October 2013 are also available for purchase from 13 June, while stocks last.
|(Left to Right) GTH’s Mr. Yongyoot Thongkongtoon, Senior Director of International Business Department for GMM Tai Hub Co. Ltd, signing the ‘Spook Pact’ with Mr. David Goh, Senior Divisional Director from Sentosa Leisure Management|
|Resident Spooktacular Ghost Ambassadors, Chaba (left) from the movie Coming Soon, and Jiangshi (right). Both will feature at this year’s Spooktacular.|
All photo credits to Sentosa Spooktacular.
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