How is it that a person like myself; who never thought of horror as a form of entertainment (Read this: 5 REAL REASONS I DON’T DO HAUNTED/HORROR THEMED PARKS), found an immersive horror experience, entertaining?. The moment I pryed open its website, I thought to myself this looks promising. The more I read, the more intrigued I was to explore its brilliance.
Here are my 5 reasons why Hauntu is an exception.
#1 : Its Story
Unlike most haunted houses; which will indefinitely serve-up some quick scares, “Hauntu” allows its guests to be part of the story by deciding how their story will end. Occasionally, its the pop-up scares and creeps that bonds the themepark, however “Hauntu” triumphantly combines both spook and story fluently that’ll make you want more. It had me the moment it started.
#2 : Its Theatre
Hauntu is a theatrical playground; everything from its centre pieces to its costumes, is enough to free your imagination, despite being in the busyiest city in Malaysia. Sometimes I forget that its theatre and at times I did feel a sense of the character I was playing due to the convincing actors & actresses roles I was in. Absolutely loved it!
#3 : Its Immersive
Behind Hauntu’s alluring facade are its talented cast members whose heart and soul are set to move you in this emotional journey. I know I was. Professional actors and actresses put on a convincing performance that’ll either help you or lead you astray to an alternate ending.
#4 : Its Measured Activity
This is the second best part of why I love this game. Neither party are allowed to disrupt the experience physically during the entire length of the journey. Meaning guests and staff are not allowed to physically harm and brake character. So far, I have and neither have they harmed me or broke character during my experience. Plus the fact that, ghosts can’t touch me is an added relief. I hate to see, those with ill intentions participate in this experience.
#5 : Alternate Endings
Finally! The main reason why I think this experience is worth my time and money is… its alternate endings. I’m of the curious kind of person and wonder what I did that could have made a difference.
Conclusively, Hauntu lives up to its reputation as an immersive horror/mystery experience that is not only interactive, but also suspenseful. I’d like to thank Tourism Malaysia and Hauntu for the exceptionally-shocking experience.