Universal Studios Singapore™ is all set to launch the eighth edition of Halloween Horror Nights. On select nights between 27 September and 31 October, visitors can experience two scare zones, three shows, and five haunted houses, including one based on Netflix’s critically-acclaimed original series, Stranger Things. This may be the best way to take the holiday that’s long overdue. By Rashima Nagpal
Halloween Horror Nights is an iconic annual event that takes place Universal Studios theme parks across the world. Each year, the parks are decked out in a dark theme and haunted houses, scare zones and other spine-chilling activities are put forward as part of the special event.
Returning with its eighth edition this year, Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights– with the theme of ‘Infinite Fear’ – is set to be bigger and scarier than ever before. Imagine being stalked by the chittering, predatory Demogorgon! Universal Studios Singapore has collaborated with Netflix for the first time, to bring its critically-acclaimed series, Stranger Things, to life. Being the highlight of this year’s event, the Stranger Things haunted house will feature the most number of thematic rooms to date.
Universal Studios Singapore will be recreating some of the most iconic scenes from the series—the menacing Hawkins National Laboratory under the US Department of Energy, to the Byers’ home adorned with an erratic display of flashing Christmas lights and the eerie Upside Down woods oozing a shower of floating orb-like spores. Brace yourselves for an intense experience as you are transported to a world of supernatural forces, inspired from the show’s first season, in 12 different rooms of the haunted house.
There’s more. Four other terrifying haunted houses with narratives from Asian folklore take centre stage. Come face-to-face with the revenge-seeking Pontianak, appease the angry spirit of Lady Oiwa in the Ghost Story of Yotsuya at The Haunting of Oiwa, survive the wrath of raging demons from the Pagoda of Peril or enter the world of Killuminati, the Chinese secret society of vampires that has existed for centuries.
Next, there are two scare zones, Apocalypse: Earth where nature unleashes its most terrifying forces and takes over the city of New York, and Cannibal where an ancient tribe of man-hunters devours the bodies of their dead rivals.
A fair departure from the action-packed haunted houses and scare zones is Gideon Grim, the Motivational Death Coach who captivates visitors in the show, DEAD Talks!
Zombie Laser Tag, which debuted last year, is back again by popular demand. Here, teams of eight participants get to fend off and kill zombies with laser guns that fire infrared beams. This time around, the arena is double the size of the one you visited last year. The Zombie Laser Tag experience is available at an additional $38 per participant.
Build up excitement from a series of original short horror films produced by Universal Studios Singapore. These dramatic, bite-sized films showcase the riveting stories behind some of the iconic supernatural characters at this year’s event. For more information, visit halloweenhorrornights.com.sg or Resorts World Sentosa’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels.
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