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Here are the million-dollar questions: Do pontianaks dance? If zombies are technically dead, will they get high on alcohol? How does it feel to be scared witless, praying that your heart doesn’t go KABOOM by night’s end? Come on down to some frightful Halloween parties, and we guarantee you’ll find the answer to these queries.

Here’s the bonus: you’ll have a hair-rising, heart-lurching good time. This Hallows’ Eve, it’s time for the demons to play!

1. The Scream Diner: Zouk Halloween


With a costume party theme based off a fictitious diner known as the “The Scream Diner”, Zouk has deftly done a macabre twist on the classic American diner.

Conventionally regarded as a 24-hour port-of-call for tired drivers and hungry customers, diners were refuges for those seeking friendly company and warm food.

However, the friendly diner is now more sinister than ever.

At The Scream Diner by Zouk, a flashback to 1952 will whisk us back to a bloody past… Customers will disappear and the owner will go missing.

The only clues left are messages scrawled in blood, awaiting the next wannabe detective to unravel the gruesome mystery.

The Scream Diner by Zouk

A note of caution: Come in your goriest or loveliest get-up to avoid being the next target.

Not only that, the best-dressed stand to win cash prizes, Zoukout VIP tickets, flight tickets and more. Entry is not guaranteed if the club is full, so arrive early!

The Scream Diner by Zouk Halloween
29 Oct, 10pm-late
Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street
Admission for non-members (incl 2 drinks): $33/$38
Free and priority entry are given to those in FULL costume (pending approval by door attendant)

2. Battle Royale



“Come at me!”

“Why, you…!”

And… that, ladies and gentlemen, is only the beginning.

BattleRoyale on Facebook

This year, only one will be crowned the King of The Ring. Fight it out with the biggest and the baddest at Overeasy Orchard.

On this night, unleash your inner Bruce Lee, or channel your trusty WWE champ.

For a touch of the orient, pummel the baddies as Ip Man or Huang Fei Hong. Manny Pacquiao would do too, just power up that devilish glare and turn em’ rivals to stone.

Timeout Singapore
Timeout Singapore

Come mambo with Rambo, and dance to the death with DJ KFC and KidG. Suit up and flex those muscles, yo.

You could well be the warrior of the night!

Battle Royale by Overeasy
29 Oct, 10pm-2.30am
Overeasy Orchard, 541 Orchard Road #01-01, Liat Towers
Free entry

3. Cirque Le Soir

Follow the circus, and chase your dreams… or nightmares. This Halloween, descend into darkness with the unholy circus Cirque Le Soir at rooftop skybar CÉ LA VI.


Cavort under flickering lights with agile acrobats, burlesque dancers, and beguiling magicians.

By the end of the night, you’ll become well-acquainted with the rest of the troupe – fire eaters, sword swallowers, contortionists and stilt walkers.

Cirque le So
Cirque Le Soir

We dare you to come in your freakiest, most outlandish costume to “outfreak” the freaks!

It’ll be a mystical, bewitching night that’ll haunt your dreams a little longer than eternity.

Cirque Le Soir
Oct 29, 9pm-late
CÉ LA VI, SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, 1 Bayfront Ave
Purchase online pre-sale tickets at $48, or purchase it at the door at $68 – both options include one premium pour

4. Gotham City in Chaos

Blondes Superheroes and supervillains always have more fun. Who says? We do!


On this night in Gotham City, cackle away as The Joker, or do the shimmy as Harley Quinn. Strut your stuff as Superman, or toss your Batman cape with pizazz. A clash of good versus evil – which side are you on?

Cast away all inhibitions, and rock that sizzling superhero look. Mmm, underwear over spandex tights has never looked sexier!

This party comes with free flow food, and free flow fun! As Joker says, no need to be too serious.

Gotham City in Chaos
28 Oct, 6pm – 10pm
Rumpoles Bar at Hotel Jen Tanglin, 1A Cuscaden Road
Free entry, happy hour from 5pm-10pm (one-for-one deals aplenty)

5. Atlantis Fright Night

With a name like the Wavehouse, what do you expect? You’re bound to get soaked!


Get ready to be blown away by a tsunami of awesome EDM, and a crowd more lively than a horde of Walking Dead on caffeine.

The night is young, and the music awesome, so get ready to dance up a frightful storm in your finest bikini and board shorts.


Yes, that means you had better bring along your itsybitsyteenieweenieyellowpolkadotbikini!

Atlantis Fright Night
22 Oct, 6pm-late
Wavehouse Sentosa, 36 Siloso Beach Walk
Early bird entries are priced at $35 and prices at the door are $50
Both include 1 complimentary drink and 3 hours of free flow drinks
Ladies who register on the online guest list get free entry until 10pm

6. Halloween Horror Nights 6

Be afraid, very afraid indeed!

It isn’t called Halloween Horror Nights for nothing, and on its 6th year running, it has some new tricks up its sleeve.

With 5 haunted locations like the Salem Witch House, Hu Li’s Inn, Old Changi Hospital, and Hawker Centre Massacre, you need never worry you’ll run out of scares.


If your heart still isn’t leaping out of your chest, stretch the limits of your sanity in 2 scare zones – the Suicide Forest and the March of the Dead.

Halloween Horror Nights 6
From now till 31 Oct, various times and dates
Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway
Tickets start from $51

7. *SCAPE Museum of Horrors VI: The Doll Factory

Ghost stories are merely tales, aren’t they?

Well… here at *Scape, you’re in for the plot twist of your life! The story is true, and shows how life can truly be stranger, and bloodier, than fiction.


This shiver fest brings you into the deep, dark chambers of the lunatic doll maker, who murdered his family to preserve them as dolls for eternity.

As you wander around the 7 ungodly chambers, be careful that you don’t end up as part of his collection.

The Doll Factory by *SCAPE Museum of Horrors VI
26 Oct-6 Nov, 7pm-10pm
*SCAPE The Ground Theatre, 2 Orchard Link
Early bird tickets go for $9.90, standard tickets for $15.

8. Ghost Ship 1017 Halloween Party

Ahoy, ahoy!

Harking back to the 1800s where everyone mysteriously died on the ship, their restless spirits have finally awakened this Halloween. Join them in diabolical revelry, as you gobble and guzzle the night away.


Begin the shenanigans with a massive buffet, followed by an extreme makeover and a ghost run.

Nearer the witching hour, end off with a dance party helmed by DJ Madjester.

Ghost Ship 1017 Halloween Party
29 Oct-30 Oct, 6pm-1am
Stewords Riverboat, 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Berth 1 Marina South Pier
Full event (including dinner, boarding from 6pm) is priced at $60
DJ party only (without dinner, boarding from 8pm), is priced at $40

9. The Forest: Shanghai Dolly

Ask any traveller worth his salt, and he’ll have you know that one of the spookiest places to get lost in, is the forest. Some might drop the name Aokigahara, while others might rain evil on the Devil’s Tramping Ground (the name says it all), or the demonic Pembrey Woods.

Shanghai Dolly on Facebook
Shanghai Dolly on Facebook

Inspired by the stuff of nightmares found in cursed forests, Shanghai Dolly brings you into the inky, winding woods this Halloween.

Pray that you don’t get lost, but be warned: Prayer might not work in the forest, where the Heavens can’t hear you scream.

The Forest: Shanghai Dolly
Call 6336 7676 / 9232 4181 to reserve your seats early
Stay tuned to Shanghai Dolly’s Facebook page for more updates

10. Nerf Halloween 2016: Paranormal High School

Your footsteps echo off the deserted hallways that seethe with darkness. Somehow, you can tell that it’s not just the mildew and the mouldering walls, but something older, and angrier.

NerfHalloween on Facebook
NerfHalloween on Facebook

You are armed with nothing but conviction, and a Nerf gun. Your ammo is running low, and it is hard to see with nothing but the moonlight.

Still, you press on. “All those FPS games had better come in handy now,” you mutter under your breath…

According to rumours, a pair of sisters disappeared in this school, one so notoriously haunted that it’s now known as Paranormal High School. Tonight, it is your duty, to seek this pair of sisters, before the evil in the school gets to you first.

Mortals, dare you brave this school from the bowels of Hell?

Nerf Halloween 2016: Paranormal High School
28 and 29 Oct, 7pm-late
Potong Pasir Community Club, 6 Potong Pasir Ave 2
Early bird promotion is going at $10, and the regular price is $15

The first 150 pax for the early bird registration gets a pack of 10 piece NERF Dart pack sponsored by Hasbro Singapore

To answer your questions, pontianaks do dance and zombies do get woozy after being hit by a tower of alcohol…for these Halloween parties at least!

And the feeling of screaming yourself silly with a bunch of buddies? Absolutely priceless.

Header image source: Knittingzone

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