The giant panda bear was attention-grabbing in the crowd with its round and fluffy face and adorably dumb look. From afar, the toy seemed to have come alive and to be waiting for its turn to enter the haunted house!
She took a closer look and saw that a child was actually carrying that plushy, only that the huge toy made him inconspicuous.
The 1.5-meter tall plushy practically hid the boy from sight!
She said to her son, "I wonder who is so good to beat that game!"
"I wonder about tha—" the boy seconded before suddenly exclaiming happily, "—mommy, mommy, it's our turn!"
The employee stationed at the haunted house started to verify the visitors' tickets. From Yun Shishi to Little Yichen, it was a breeze as there were only fifteen of them in the line.
When it was Little Yichen's turn, the staff stopped him for he was by himself.
"Little boy, where is your mommy or your daddy? A child like you must be with a parent before I can let you enter, you know?"
His face peeked from behind the giant toy. In an innocent voice, he answered, "My mommy and brother went in ahead of me!"
The staff remembered verifying another child earlier who looked exactly like this boy. Thus, she let him go through without suspecting him of lying and just reminded, "Okay. Remember to stick close to them!"
"Thank you, aunty."
The staff's eyelids gave a sharp twitch. Oh, please. I'm still in high school!
The boy, unfortunately, did not notice her forlorn look as he tugged his panda plushy and hurried into the venue.
The girl had an instinctive thought and chased after him while asking, "Oh, yeah, little boy, do you want us to look after your toy for the time being?!"
He had disappeared into the crowd by the time she finished her words, though…
With its unique decor and oriental motif, this haunted house was modeled after the Japanese's concept of what was terrifying.
Unlike those that relied on special effects and shock factor from the blood and gore to draw out people's terror, the Japanese, through people's dread of the unknown, supplied creepy images and eerie sound effects to induce psychological fear.
Once they passed through the thick curtain at the entrance, a world shrouded in darkness and filled with the unknown welcomed them!
The setting of this haunted house was a hospital building decaying from disuse. It could easily make one's heart tremble in fear.
There was no signage or arrow to indicate the route people needed to follow. The visitors were free to explore the interior of this building as it was designed to make them feel a sense of an impending doom and generate fear within a realistic setting.
There were the blinking dim lights, rusted chains, cracked dusty grey walls, and white bed sheets with blood stains…
Every tiny detail could make one's skin be filled with goosebumps.
The boy had skimmed through the introduction to this haunted house while he had been queueing.
It said that this abandoned building used to be a huge private hospital with excellent medical resources and facilities.
However, the hospital director, in cahoots with the mafia, conducted human organ trafficking. Healthy people were injected with anesthesia for their fresh organs; the hospital even went as far as to perform anatomy experiments on live patients…
The director was later exposed and imprisoned. Meanwhile, the hospital was shut down and abandoned. Rumors of it being haunted gradually spread.
The boy clenched his lips tightly.