From 27 September to 31 October, Singapore’s largest and most iconic Halloween event, Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights (USS HHN), is back for its eighth edition.
As a visual play on the number ‘8’, this year’s theme of Infinite Fear is inspired by the infinity insignia ∞, which means that fans can expect a night of never-ending cycle of fear, thrills and countless scares in the park.
Featuring five terrifying haunted houses, three killer live shows and two scare zones based on the critically acclaimed Netflix’s Stranger Things series (read all about it here), Asian folklore and Western scare acts, Halloween Horror Nights 8 at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) is set to be bigger and scarier than ever.
Here’s what you can expect:
5 Haunted Houses
1. Stranger Things
This year, USS will collaborate with Netflix to bring to life its critically-acclaimed series, Stranger Things. The highly-anticipated Stranger Things haunted house will feature 12 rooms depicting 12 different scenes from Season 1 of the series.
Fans will be transported into twelve artfully recreated scenes and storylines, from the menacing Hawkins National Laboratory, to the Byers home adorned with an erratic display of flashing Christmas lights and the eerie Upside Down woods.
Be careful where you tread in this Malay village – the Pontianak is waiting for you.
Thrill-seekers will need to survive the various hair-raising scenes and stories of the Pontianak unfolding before their eyes, from how she was created, to the banana trees where she resides, and the laundry area where she sniffs out the next victim.
Enter the world of Killuminati – the Chinese secret society of vampires that has existed for centuries.
Watch out for never before seen stunts and expect lots of twists in this highly interactive house where even the bravest souls may end up in different secret rooms!
4. Pagoda of Peril
Navigate your way through the Pagoda of Peril, where you’ll be faced with malevolent demons and terrifying spirits trapped in this eternal prison fighting in fury as they seek to find freedom.
The most vicious of them all – the Yin demon, who yearns for eternal life and power.
5. The Haunting of Oiwa
Step back in time to the chilling Edo-era of Japan in The Haunting of Oiwa and come face-to-face with Lady Oiwa who returns from the dead seeking revenge after being poisoned by her unfaithful husband.
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Run or face the wrath of Lady Oiwa’s betrayal in the Haunting of Oiwa.
2 Scare Zones
1. Apocalypse: Earth
Get thrown into chaos at Apocalypse: Earth as Mother Earth unleashes her most terrifying forces.
Roam around the streets of New York, as Gaia destroys everything in her way with her most terrifying forces to take back what belongs to her and declare war on mankind.
Witness the ancient tribe of man-hunters in Cannibal, where the bodies of rivals killed in revenge are being devoured.
For the cannibals, revenge is raw. Escape the tribe where not one limb, nor organ, not even a single bone goes to waste.
3 Killer Live Shows
1. DEAD Talk
Take a break from the screams and join the charismatic Gideon Grim, the Motivational Death Coach, as he captivates guests with tips on highly effective scaring in DEAD Talks.
DEAD Talks is an all new, witty, seminar-style show with cutting-edge illusions, electrifying dancing and acrobatics at the Pantages Hollywood Theatre.
When darkness falls at Eight Lake Psychiatric Hospital, fear rises. Make your way through the unsettling, creepy halls of the hospital filled with screaming apparitions of unwilling patients. Once you enter, there’s no turning back.
Unlike previous editions of USS HHN with one Opening Scaremony held at the beginning of each event night, this year’s Scaremony will be held at various timings across the night (stay tuned for updates on specific timings).
This means that you’ll be able to catch it even if you aren’t able to make it at 7.30pm!
3. Blood And Bones
Each month, at half moon, the Chief of the tribe sacrifices their capture at the ancestral altar. The human sacrifice is possessed by the spirit of the ancestors, which gives the tribesmen extra strength when they devour him.
Brace yourselves for this gruesome ritual of Blood & Bones that will turn your stomachs.
Zombie Laser Tag
Do you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse?
Back by popular demand since it’s debut last year, Zombie Laser Tag returns with an arena double the size. Each team of eight participants will work together for one mission: to fend off and “kill” zombies in infested areas.
Expect more gruesome zombies, greater obstacles and more action, all in the company of a drill sergeant who will lead the way to ensure everyone gets out alive.
The Zombie Laser Tag experience is available at an additional S$38 per participant.
Get Your Scare On
Standard event tickets are available at S$58 (non-peak) and S$68 (peak) each.
If you want more out of your HHN experience, fans can purchase an R.I.P. Tour that includes event admission, a guide who will share insider stories and escort fans to the various experiences, VIP access to haunted houses, private meet-and-greet sessions with creepy characters and more.
Purchase your ticket here.
USS Halloween Horror Nights 2018
Ticket Prices: Starting from S$58
Date: 27 Sep – 31 Oct (selected nights)
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(Header Image Source: Resorts World Sentosa)