With Halloween coming up soon, why not take the family on a terrifying theme park experience?

GET ready to be spooked at two notable theme parks in the region throughout in scary October.

Nights of Fright 2: Festival of Fear returns to Sunway Lagoon this year for even more nights, more frights, more fear and more scares. The attraction opens on Oct 17 and extends over six fright-filled nights. The other nights are Oct 18, 24, 25, 31 and Nov 1.

“Sunway Lagoon will be transformed into a huge landscape of horror and will be opened at exclusive nights during this annual event for all to celebrate the fun and at the same time, feel the chills down their spines. Be prepared to feel the fear with more than 25 attractions of thrill rides and scary mazes along with exciting stage performances that will horrify you more than ever,” said Sunway Lagoon general manager Sean Choo.

Visitors will definitely not be alone in the theme park as petrifying creatures will be roaming around through a series of all-new themed scare zones including Dead End – The Abandoned Theme Park, Escape from Pudu, Carnival of Freaks, Fun Fear, Cursed Cove, All Hallows Cemetery, Shanghai Street and not forgetting, Lynton V. Harris’ Scream Park featuring its very own Rumah Hantu, Pontianak Theatre of Fear, Zombie Apocalypse and Horrorwood Studios.

Nights of Fright 2: Festival of Fear is a separately ticketed event and it is not included with regular day admission to the theme park. Daytime park guests who wish to experience the fear on the same evening as their visit, may enjoy a special rate. More details at www.sunwaylagoon.com.

Over in Singapore, Universal Studios Singapore is set to bring your scariest nightmares to life once again.

Get ready for thrilling scares throughout October at Universal Studios Singapore. – Photo from Resort World Sentosa Singapore

The fourth installment of Halloween Horror Nights will deliver the most number of event nights as well as the most number of haunted houses and scare zones since its launch in 2011.

With the Minister of Evil taking office for the event, chaos will be unleashed upon guests with Singapore’s first 3D horror house experience. There will be four haunted houses and four immersive scare zones.

“This year, we wanted to bring the horror factor closer to guests – even emotionally. So we have created fictional worlds for the haunted houses, based on the many stories we have heard while growing up,” said Resorts World Sentosa entertainment vice president Andrea Teo.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 runs for 13 nights over five weekends, which are Oct 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 15, 31 and Nov 1. More details at www.rwsentosa.com/my/.