Family entertainment pioneer World of Fun, and Lightbulb Moments Entertainment, in partnership with the Philippine Educational Theater Association, brings an immersive theatrical experience in their newest horror attraction, BAHAY TRESE. The attraction features a haunted house with address number 13, believed to be the playground of unappeased spirits from the Japanese occupation.
PETA Artistic Director Maribel Legarda, who spearheads the conceptualization and direction of the attraction, reveals thatBAHAY TRESE had a rather eerie historical inspiration; the undocumented Friday the 13th, in a period of daily massacres that happened during the Japanese occupation in February 1945.
“We googled the Massacre of Manila, which is something that I’ve been interested in for a while,” she shares, “everyday in February there was a massacre, and it was all recorded; and it was so weird because on the 13th nothing happened, and then the massacre picked up again on the 14th until the 24th.”
“And so that was the premise of the whole house. What if, on the undocumented day, something really horrible happened in that house and the reason that the spirits haven’t been appeased is because they were undocumented” continues Maribel.
BAHAY TRESE, the first ever theatrical horror attraction, promises an immersive experience for guests who dare to enter. The journey starts with guests viewing a mockumentary that acts as an overview to the story of the whole house. A caretaker tells the story of a doctor whose mother was driven to insanity by the restless spirits of victims of the Japanese in the Rape of Manila.
Definitely not your ordinary horror booth, the house itself was designed by sculptor and production designer Boni Juan. Bahay Trese also features lighting by Jonjon Villareal, and sound design by Jethro Joaquin, and features an ensemble of talented actors and actresses, sure to give you an immersive theater experience.
Bahay Trese opened on October 23, 2015 and will be accessible to the public until January 17, 2016, from 3PM to 9PM at the World of Fun, 4th Level, Sta. Lucia Mall, Felix Avenue, Cainta, Rizal.
For more information, visit the website www.bahaytrese.com.ph