In conjunction with the upcoming
release of Thai Horror film, The Coffin, Scorpio East
Pictures, MediaCorp Raintree Pictures & Cathay-Keris
Films held a rather morbid challenge at Orchard Cineleisure
last Saturday, 18 October 2008.
the participants needed to do were to lie in a shut
coffin for 3 seconds and strike a pose when the coffin
cover reopens. Shopping in a shopping center couldn’t
get any stranger or more sinister than that.
the organizer got the idea from an actual ritual that
is getting popular in Thailand and was the genesis for
this upcoming Thai Horror movie. The actual ritual which
involved getting enclosed in a coffin with monks chanting
during the process was said to prolong life and get
rid of bad luck.
would think that the general Singaporean would be too
Pantang (Malay word for Malay bad luck, superstitious)
to try this out but there was a long queue of people
waiting for their 3 seconds of coffin time. Keeping
in mind that this is not an actual ritual, which meant
that no monks were offering blessing and it’s
not exactly a real coffin. But all sort of people came
and took part in the challenge. Different races, age
group and gender came to lie in a “coffin”
before their time is actually up.
their “bravery”, they will be getting a
Hong Bao (red packet). Inside the Hong Bao, there a
pair of tickets for the Gala première of The
Coffin at The Cathay on the 22nd of October and a Totto
ticket ( just in case their luck really change for the
better after the Coffin experience). One participant
with the best pose will walk away with a 5 hundred dollars
worth of DVDs from Scorpio East.
you missed this chance at scoring a pair of Gala tickets
for the premiere of The Coffin, fret not as The Coffin
starring Karen Mok (Wait
till you are older) and Ananda Everingham (Me
… Myself & Pleasure
Factory) will open on the 30 October 2008 at all
the meantime, let’s see if anyone really hit the
jackpot with the Toto ticket.
Coffin" movie page is right here