Supernatural beings of all kinds from flying ghouls to wailing pontianaks will soon make their way into sooka – Malaysia’s latest mobile streaming service – through its Horrorscope Campaign made to target fans of horror movies and in its October’s content offering.
With a focus on delivering content such as live global sports events and local dramas and entertainment programmes, sooka hopes to keep viewers at the edge of their seats with local and international movies, and episodic shows from Indonesia and Korea such as Gantung The Series (Director’s Cut), Munafik 1 and 2, 3am Bangkok Ghost Stories, Malaysi+_an Ghost Stories, Saka Nan Sepi, Hometown, Catch the Ghost, and Hotel Del Luna, to name a few.
Emarina Mohd Kamal, Head of Programming, sooka, said: “We know that there is always a pique interest for horror content that occurs every year in October. In Malaysia, we have rich horror folklore – from the hantu penanggals to the toyols – coupled with personal stories from friends and family to keep our fascination burning for everything horror-related.
With our new Horrorscope campaign, we want to fuel this fascination by sharing a list of unique, curated horror-themed content for our users, added with a fun twist of aligning the stories with users’ zodiac signs. We will also be featuring the Director’s Cut for Gantung The Series – a thriller story adapted from the Gantung FIXI novel authored by Nadia (Neddo) Khan, and directed by Syamil Othman. Both the author and director will be sharing their inspiration behind the series through a special IG Live session with sooka, where we expect more spooky tales to thrill our senses.
Throughout the campaign period from 18 October until 5 November 2021, the sooka VIP Entertainment plan will be available for RM15.90.
Activities happening during sooka’s Horrorscope campaign:
- Instagram Live with Nadia Khan (Neddo Khan), Author of Gantung; Syamyl Othman, Director of Gantung The Series; and Emarina Kamal, Head of Programming, sooka
On Friday, 29 October 2021, 4.30pm, Emarina Kamal will be with Nadia Khan (Neddo Khan), the talented author of GANTUNG and Syamyl Othman, director of the movie in an Instagram Live session on sooka Instagram channel, hosted by deejay Keanu Azman from Hitz FM. The session will include some behind-the-scene chats about the book, and the special scenes taking place in the ‘Director’s Cut’ version of the series. Selected lucky audiences will also stand a chance to receive Gantung FIXI novels signed by Neddo Khan and sooka merchandise during the session.
- sooka ‘Detik 12 Malam’ Contest – share your scariest movie with sooka!
Viewers will also be able to participate in sooka’s ‘Detik 12 Malam’ online contest by submitting their best personal horror stories and be in the running to win a pair of tickets each to enter Hauntu, the 1st immersive haunted house experience in Kuala Lumpur, Gantung FIXI novels signed by Neddo Khan, and sooka merchandises.
Viewers can submit their stories on the comments section of sooka’s ‘Detik 12 Malam’ Instagram posting between 18 October until 30 October 2021. 12 lucky winners with the scariest and most creative stories will be selected and announced during an Instagram Live session with Keanu Azman on 3 November 2021, 4.30pm.