October 22nd, 2013 by Karmun
Guess where we were last weekend?? Creepy much? Tehehehehe. Halloween came a little early this year for us, but we’re totally not complaining!
Next to Christmas, Halloween is the Ninja Rabbit’s favourite celebration. He loves any occasion that allows him to dress up. That, coupled with the fact that it’s also the only time of year when you’ll see zombies and everything undead roaming the streets, it’s almost like a dream come true for the silly boy. In case you don’t already know, he fervently dreams of the day a full-fledged zombie apocalypse would break out, fuelled by all the zombie flicks and games he revels over. Last weekend, we got exactly that and I’ve never seen him more in his element.
For 4 days, Genting Resorts World will transform into a ghostly playground for all kinds of ghosts and ghouls, frightening monsters and the eerie undead. What we all know as one of the happiest places to be in Malaysia, a destination popular among families and young children, morphs into something much more sinister come nightfall. A bunch of us were invited to check out first-hand what they have in store for us in the second installment of Genting’s Halloween Horror Spirits and you bet we took them up on the challenge!
I’ll come right out and admit it, I was quite apprehensive about the whole idea at first. I’m the biggest chicken when it comes to horror movies and/or anything that will give me a premature heart attack. By some witchery, the Ninja Rabbit convinced me to go but I’m not going alone so I dragged Yuh Ting along with me HAHAHAHAHAHA.
Poor girl came to see me all the way from Singapore and I made her walk through a whole themepark of things that might as well have materialized from her darkest nightmares. Hey, that’s what friends do right? We continually challenge each other so that we may grow and become better, stronger, braver versions of ourselves xD
We didn’t go just the two of us, of course. That would be as good as suicide on my part given how weak my heart is LOL. Along with the Ninja Rabbit, we had Ryan and Yeeing with us too. Strength in number, you know? I’ve watched enough horror movies to know that that’s your best bet for survival!
In any case, it was the perfect setting for hell on Earth. They didn’t have to do much to prepare a backdrop that looked like it was imported right out of Silent Hill. Genting by itself was quite a creepy sight to behold at night.
Clouds of mist drifted by in the darkest corners of the park and cold, chilly winds crept itself up our necks, magnifying whatever little fear we had into solid terrors.
Ready or not, it’s time to face our biggest fears and slay those demons before they catch up with us!
They had most cleverly transformed the entire place into a dark, sinister place just reeking of all things evil. At first glance, the place looks just like it does during the day, but something grim hangs over the air. It was in the little details that gave away the fact that the themepark was no longer the fun , happy place it was. The usually clean-swept walking paths are now littered with fallen leaves and random scraps of paper, the usually clean walls are now desecrated with haunting graffiti and I don’t know how they did it, but the air was still and silent as we made our way through parts that we’ve all been by easily tens of times before.
They were wickedly clever in delivering their scares. They employed none of those overplayed and overdone jump scares where a Boogieman or two jump out at you from behind corners. Their ghouls were more sneaky. They walked among us — blended right in with everyone else — so you don’t even know you’re in for a scare until they were right in front of you, during which you know it is too late T_T
This guy ZOMG. I generally don’t like clowns very much. As a kid I would burst into tears if I so much as saw one all of 100 metres away. Right now, I’m glad to say they won’t resolve me to tears anymore but I still don’t like being in the same room with them. I turned the bend and saw this evilest of all all evil-looking clowns and my heart nearly stopped. I really don’t know why I do this to myself sometimes.
Haha look at our scaredy cat faces! The Ninja Rabbit most nobly took over photographer duties because half the night I was just clutching at our goodie bag LOL. He’s getting very good at it, if I may say so xD
Ryan, as usual, living up to his Photo-Bomber nickname LOL. He’s always in our photos, appearing at the most unsuspecting shots. It would look like creepy ghost girl isn’t spared either hahaha.
The irony was that the whole park looked so serene bathed in the lambent moonlight. You could just be taking a nice after-dinner evening walk with your best friend were it not for the the odd bloodied girl walking by you, or the limping, disfigured zombie shuffling by ahead. You got to really be aware of your surroundings because otherwise, you’ll suddenly walk into a nest of zombies without knowing how you ended up there.
Our first stop was the Haunted Playground that looked quite charming from a distance, to be honest. There was your usual playground residents — slides, swings, see-saws. It wasn’t until we got closer that things got creepy.
Children with pale faces and sunken eyes turned their attention to us the moment we stepped into the place T_T
There’s something particularly haunting about children ghosts. I think it’s the notion that they had their lives taken from them at such a young age when they’ve hardly started to truly live. They made quite an unsettling sight — if it weren’t for the group of other people we had with us, I would certainly have been very freaked out. Strength in numbers, hear ye, year ye! Who’s with me? =P
Quick trivia! Who’s scarier? Creepy doll girl or my silly boyfriend? HAHAHHAHAHA
Her make up is amazing isn’t it! I would have totally thought she was a mannequin they planted there were it not for her head which cocked from side to side occasionally. These actors they employed really stuck to their roles the entire night.
Next stop was a Chinese Horror Village complete with ghostly hawkers peddling, not your typical dim sum or char siew paus, but human heads D=
I was stupid enough to open it and nearly went into heart arrest when that thing in the food basket screamed at me T_T For some reason I didn’t see that coming at all. The Ninja Rabbit was practically howling with laughter when it happened, I feel all sorts of silly now.
Can someone enlighten me as to what those Chinese characters say?? I don’t read Chinese and neither do any of us there that day, so it’s been eating at me since last Saturday night when we came across it!
Here, we were introduced to a spirit town of Old Shanghai from circa the 1930′s, which, being steeped in history, tradition and a timeless charm, was both breath-taking to take in yet frightening to digest all at once.
I thought this Opera singer looked all kinds of beautiful yet there was something disturbing about her beauty. Then it struck me — she looked so awfully sad the whole time I was looking at her. Sadness is a disease by itself if you ask me.
I’ve seen enough old school Chinese movies to know angered spirits dressed like this are usually the nastiest piece of work!
Oh no, looks like the Ninja Rabbit got into a small bit of trouble hahaha. His crime: being the sweetest and bestest boyfriend in the world ^_^
Remember what I said about watching where you’re headed otherwise you might just stumble across a nest of zombies or something equally sinister? That was exactly what happened to us hahaha.
Still marvelling over the pretty Chinese Opera singer, we suddenly found ourselves in the middle of a zombie crime scene.
We got really excited because the whole thing looked exactly like a scene right out of our favourite TV series, The Walking Dead!
There were overturned cars in the corner with remnant limbs that probably belonged to survivors trying to get away before meeting what must have been quite a violent death. There were Walkers feeding off dead bodies in the middle of the road. There was even what looked convincingly like brain matter and human flesh scattered all over the floor!! If Rick Grimes stepped out of the horde of Walkers and told everyone to calm down and follow him, I would have totally gone full Fan Girl Mode on the spot, hahahaha.
All we’re missing now is Daryl Dixon and his crossbow and I would happily stay the entire night there ;)
There was chaos everywhere. Thankfully they shuffled about quite ignorant of our presence. If this was a real scenario and these zombies came after us, I don’t think I would have survived. It was terrifying when one of them simply started shuffling in our direction. If they were after our brains, I would have frozen on the spot out of sheer panic LOL. The Ninja Rabbit is going to be so terribly disappointed when he reads this hahaha. He’s always going through with me zombie survival plans and strategies for if the real thing happens. Maybe I should start listening more carefully…
Killing them off in Left4Dead is so utterly different compared to when you’re staring at one in real life T_T
Nom nom nom nom nom… Braaaaaiiiinnnssss….
Down the road was the scariest of the lot. It was your typical Malay kampung house and you know their ghosts are really shit scary. I’ve read so much about their Pochongs and toyols back in school that they make any Western vampires and werewolves look like child’s play. The Rumah Puaka did not disappoint.
Yuh Ting and I were just clutching at each other the entire way through this one. Sorry I don’t have many photos from this as all I remember was running as fast as we could with our eyes closed by the deranged lady holding her bloodied baby and the witch-like hag who kept screaming for her lost child hahahaha. We are such big chickens T_T
Oh and there was also this Smeagol-like creature that darted to and fro the place scaring the shit out of us when we were least expecting to see him. I know, their make up is really something, isn’t it? They were as realistic as I’ve ever seen in haunted houses and other such things!
I’m the biggest coward around but I must say I had fun nonetheless going for this. It was quite a stress-reliever, inducing an adrenaline rush like that, haha. Screaming and letting it all out feels incredibly satisfying =D
Needless to say, the Ninja Rabbit was the happiest boy there that night, living out his fantasy of being face to face with all these unworldly beings he’s always fighting and slaying in his many computer games lol.
Me? Let’s just say I’m not the bravest person around and wouldn’t go near a horror movie on my own free will with a ten foot pole. I did this just so I could say at least I got to do something like this at least once with one of my best friends hahahaha. Life is short you know and I really vowed to from now onwards live it to the fullest. And that includes doing things that lies outside of my comfort zone.
Lucky for me, I had my best friend with me. Oh, whatever am I going to do without her. She gives me courage to do things I would never do under normal circumstances and is always by my side for the next crazy adventure I have in mind. Next year, Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween horror Nights is on our list! Look at me go hahaha. Thanks for putting up with me and always going along with everything so sportingly! I love you, best friend ♥
HAHAHAHAHA this is one of the most epic photos we have ever taken together. I love it!
Do go check Genting Resort World’s Halloween Horror Spirits 2 if you’re warming up for Halloween — they’ll set you right in the mood just in time for the real day for sure. They’re only on for 4 days, the 24th to the 27th, so hurry up! I really didn’t regret going at all.
Now I’m all excited for the 31st when it will be our turn to do the dressing up, nyehehehe. The Ninja Rabbit and I already know what we’re going as and we’re going as a team this time, it’s going to be fun! Do you know what you’re going as yet? Share your ideas with me, I’d love to hear them and help you bounce some ideas around!
Till then, stay safe peeps!