Experience ‘Gabi ng Lagim’

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Even before Halloween, Star City visitors are already lining up for the horror house

Even before Halloween, Star City visitors are already lining up for the horror house

Refurbished horror house is more frightening than ever
Filipinos with a obsession for local folklore may just find what they are looking for at Star City’s newly refurbished “Gabi ng Lagim” this Halloween.

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Inspired by dzRH’s longtime radio program of the same title, the attraction’s horror house features the creepiest creatures in Philippine mythology—from the nuno sa punso to the tikbalang—as well as the scariest traditional practices of Filipinos like kulam and kulto.

At an exclusive tour inside the improved attraction on Wednesday before its grand re-opening on October 31, The Manila Times saw hair-raising and spine-chilling additions that are sure to delight—and frighten—visitors.

According to Cedric Reyes, advertising and promotions manager of Star City, everything inside Gabi ng Lagim are proudly made in-house by their technical and engineering teams.

Moreover, he said that in making the horror house more realistic, they added sound effects taken from the Gabi ng Lagim radio show. The new lighting system also summons a truly thrilling feel.

Star City recreates a realistic burol scene from the barrio complete with a reallife coffin, haunting prayers and crying voices

Star City recreates a realistic burol scene from the barrio complete with a reallife coffin, haunting prayers and crying voices

On top of the original Filipino folklore component, Reyes shared that Star City placed modern additions to the horror house like zombies and exorcism concepts.

On the other hand, he noted that humans role-playing as ghosts are removed for they are often hurt by scared visitors. They were replaced by moving mechanical creatures to keep the surprise factor.

Inviting Filipinos to experience Gabi ng Lagim, Reyes calls on children aged 12 years old and below to wear costumes on October 31 to avail of a 50 percent discount on ride-all-you-can tickets.

Also part of the Halloween celebration is a performance of rock band 6 Cyclemind at 8 p.m.

Brave enough to enter Gabi ng Lagim? If yes, then here is a sneak peek on what to expect.

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