We continue our exploration of the various attractions around i-City: namely the House of Horror and a new addition, the Space Mission. First things first, some spooks!
Unlike Scream Park in Sunway Lagoon which has actual actors in it, the House of Horror relies solely on atmosphere and mechatronics. Since it’s located in a double-storey shoplot, you have to climb the stairs to get to the entrance. Once you enter, you’ll be greeted by low creepy lighting and some skeleton/cobweb props. When we visited that afternoon, the place was completely empty, which kinda added to the creepy factor.
As you make your way through the exhibits, sensors detect your presence and will trigger the appropriate mechatronics to move or make noises. After the quiet ambience, this sudden loud explosion of noise can make you jump. Mum and I ended up walking through the whole thing with our fingers stuffed in our ears, because we both disliked sudden loud noises.
Apart from some regular ghosts and ghouls like the Headless Horseman, they also incorporated some local flavour with things like the Pontianak (a local female vampire) and Pocong (corpse).
Overall, the ambience isn’t spooky per se, but visitors are kept on their toes in anticipation for the next cheap scare. If I were to compare Scream Park with House of Horror, the former is much better because it is not only interactive, but they also have trained staff and realistic setups that can scare the bejeesus out of you.
Ticket price: RM15. Not worth the hefty price tag, but if you’re REALLY bored…
We moved on to the Space Mission, supposedly a new attraction designed to emulate a ‘space adventure’. What we got was basically a boring walk-through a cold, empty hall with a couple of exhibits bathed in blue light. There was virtually no interactivity, other than the odd robot or panel emitting some noise. I thought we could have at least interacted with the ‘boards’ which were done like a space ship panel, but no – they were simply boards with lights behind them. No buttons, no nothing.
They ripped off Transformers with a badly done Bumblebee replica.. I wonder if Universal Studios licensed this?
“Alien section” with non-moving alien replicas. To be fair, these were done pretty well, but they were just statues, so… I guess kids would love them.
The nicest part in this entire attraction – A tunnel of ‘running’ lights.
Avatar and the Tree of Life or whatever you call it… they actually had boobs and nipples. I mean, wouldn’t the religious authorities come swooping down on them for indecent portrayal of statues? *inside joke*
There was a ‘ride’ which took us through another area. It was really slow , and the only difference was that I could sit instead of walk lol. The ride was less than 2 minutes and involved looking at more static exhibits.
Finally some touchscreen quizzes… but do they not proofread?
Entry ticket price: RM15.
It’s quite a ripoff, because we were out in like 15 minutes. It would have been better if it was more well thought out and had more interactivity. Not worth the entry price.
House of Horror/ Space Mission
i-City, D-1-G, Jalan Multimedia 7/AJ, Seksyen 7, Shah Alam, Selangor