Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve may not be a popular celebration here in Malaysia, or the whole of Asia for that matter. But every October, Selangor-ians have something magnificently creepy to look forward to. Sunway Lagoon’s Nights of Fright has been going on for 6 years now and only gets SCARIER and SCARIER! 😱
Last Saturday, LaceyBunny team had the privilege to see for ourselves what the experience feels like. If you’ve always been a skeptic just as we had been, read on as we bring you through an insider’s perspective on one of Asia’s scariest Halloween celebrations! 👍
Enter The Fear Fest
As the sun sets and night settles in, the renowned theme park transforms into a festival of fear. Despite this, rides are still open for use during the hours of 7:30pm – 11:30pm when Nights of Fright is in full swing. The entrance was packed to the brim with people, but those at the express lane, including us, got through within less than 10 minutes! 😍
There are 7 Haunted Houses, 1 Haunted Theatre, 4 Scare Zones, 11 Thrilling Rides and 3 Show Stages. The primary focus are the haunted houses, each of which have a different attracting theme. 😁
Your Deepest Fears Unearthed
The first one we were ushered into was “Phobia”. Coulrophobia, the phobia of clowns to be more exact. If clowns aren’t your thing, and movies such as IT scare the living daylight out of you, this haunted house would be a truly horrifying experience. Although the actors are merely dressed as such, the dark corridors and sound effects seem to completely engross you in the experience and forget that they’re just that – actors and actresses. 🤡
Shrouded In Pitch Black Darkness
After that, we entered “Ghost Face” which wasn’t too far off from “Phobia”. We were given UV3D paper glasses to help enhance the experience. This haunted house is particularly terrifying for those afraid of the dark. The corridors were black as night, with the occasional glow of decor or ghost face masks. Some parts of the corridor were completely pitch black, and you had to feel your way through. (Try not to accidentally touch any ghosts, though!) The shock factor was particularly prominent, with ghosts popping out of nowhere from the pitch dark walls. 😭
The Legend In The Mist
Emerging from the second haunted house with adrenaline at an all-time high and sweat beginning to seep through our clothes, we braved the third haunted house – “Wendigo” This one was very different from the rest, as it was much larger and held outdoors under the open skies. Wendigo is a demonic spirit which originated from American folklore and supposedly feasts on the flesh of humans. Before we began, we were all given a large rope and were requested to hold onto it and to not let go at any point during the trip. Certainly not the most reassuring… 😰
The winding twists and turns were full of mist, fog and odd mythical creatures. Compared to the confines of the other haunted houses, Wendigo held more mystery as you never know when something is going to leap out of the bushes or dash right past you! 😈
A Theatre Like None Other
We won’t reveal too much about the haunted houses, as it’s truly an experience to be felt on one’s own. The haunted theatre “Scarytales” required a little bit longer of a wait, but seeing as it’s no ordinary movie theatre, it was worth it. A short movie is played elaborating on a story, but the real sight was the doors and windows surrounding the seating area. Throughout the movie, haunted figures roam and crawl the lane between the seats, windows slam open, and doors fling open to reveal your worst nightmares. To say it’s not your usual movie theatre would be an understatement. 👻
When All That Screaming Makes You Hungry
If you didn’t have dinner before coming, your stomach is bound to grumble at some point during the night. There are plenty of eats for you to munch on at the Bloody Food Street, and indoor seating if you happen to require cover from rain. Among them we spotted this lady frying char kuay teow donned in full costume, even with makeup! Her char kuay teow turned out to be one of the better options here so give it a try while you have the chance to! 👍
Sounds Horrific, I’d Love To Go!
If Sunway Lagoon’s Nights of Fright 6 sounds right up your alley, you have only two more days to experience it at its peak! The 28th and 31st of October 2018 are your last chances to try it out before you have to wait another year! The age limit is strictly for 12 years old and above and the event is held from 7:30pm – 11:30pm. Even so, we recommend coming no later than 8:30pm as you wouldn’t want to rush your experience now would you?
The normal rate is RM69 per person, with your choice of blood bag or devil’s horn. However, for an additional RM45, you are granted special access via the Express Lane which considering the long waiting lines, we deem absolutely worth the extra top-up.
📍 Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
📞 Contact number: 03-5639 0000
🌐 Website: https://sunwaylagoon.com/nof6/
All in all, we found that Nights of Fright 6 truly surpassed our expectations. From skeptic to teary-eyed believer, it proved to us that we shouldn’t underestimate anything before giving it a try. 😈
Have you been to Sunway Lagoon’s Nights of Fright before? If not, who will you drag along with you? Either way, make sure to hurry up as you only have two more days to experience the chilling horrors! 👍