Let the screams begin
SOUTH- East Asia’s award- winning Halloween event in Singapore returns with new local and Western scare acts, record number of haunted houses, first- ever procession of the dead, hair- raising live shows, and thrilling rides and attractions – as Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa unleashes its scariest Halloween Horror Nights ever.
Debuted in 2011, this sixth edition will see the theme park engulfed in hordes of supernatural creatures from Singapore- inspired hauntings to Western horrors, showcasing a record number of haunted houses and presenting the first- ever theatrical procession inspired by the Day of the Dead.
Ruled by the malevolent Lady Death who awakens the dead and unravels the darkness within, Halloween Horror Nights 6 will feature five terrifying haunted houses, two horrifying scare zones where denizens of the dark rule the night and two spectacular live shows.
Beginning Sept 30, the event runs for 16 select nights across five weekends.
Resorts World Sentosa’s Senior Vicepresident of Attractions Jason Horkin said:
“The sixth edition of our award- winning Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Singapore will unleash the darkest nightmares that will resonate with local and international visitors alike.”
Horkin said horror, with a distinctively Singaporean flavour, has been a big hit with fans in previous editions.
“We are doing it again this year with two iconic local places – the derelict Old Changi Hospital and a massacre at our everyday hawker centre.”
Fans can expect a bigger, better and scarier edition this year, with a record number of haunted houses and the first- ever theatrical procession.
Headlining the haunted houses is the infamous Old Changi Hospital, which puts Singapore on the map as one of the most haunted places in the world.
Visitors who dare enter will chance upon vengeful ghosts from Singapore’s bloodiest history – from patients who do not know they are dead to the Pontianak, a female Malay vampire that wanders the hallways.
Mayhem breaks loose at the Hawker Centre Massacre where a meal turns into a banquet of horror as victims of radioactive food poisoning transform into savage, flesh- eating creatures.
Those dying for more scares and screams can step inside Hu Li’s Inn, set in colourful Old Shanghai where demonic shape shifters will claim souls by deadly seduction.
Fans will tremble at the centuries- old wrath of the vengeful DeFeo Witches, awakened by modern- day witchcraft enthusiasts practising rituals in the Salem Witch House.
Artist Damien Shipman will take fans on a heinous trip down memory lane as he unveils his controversial exhibition titled Bodies of Work.
Displayed in a macabre fashion, his twisted memories are played out in this horrific homage to his family who perished tragically in a fire. Those looking for a skin- crawling experience can enter the forbidden grounds of Suicide Forest, one of the scare zones filled with desperate cries and a sinister presence that lures unsuspecting victims to their deaths.
Fans can also join the first- ever carnival procession in a zone lined with deadly descendants, exhumed coffins and larger- than- life skeletons, all led by the ominous Lady Death.
The procession culminates in an action- packed live show that celebrates the deceased in the haunting March of the Dead.
Back by popular demand, Jack the Clown will steal the show once again in Jack’s Recurring Nightmare Circus at Pantages Hollywood Theater.
Together with his deranged disciples, he will hunt for killer acts from a live casting call featuring world- class aerialists, acrobats, contortionists and other freaky friends.
Visitors can experience the thrills and scares from 7.30pm on 16 select nights across five weekends starting Sept 30.
Standard tickets on event nights cost S$ 65 ( RM193.97) and S$ 69 ( RM205.91).
Fans who are “dying” to relive the scares can purchase the Frequent Fear Pass for unlimited visits to all 16 event nights.
Those who sign up for the Behind The Screams tour can enjoy exclusive sneak peeks into what goes on behind the scenes before showtime.
This tour is available on select nights with limited spots, and only for visitors who have signed up for an RIP tour or daytime VIP tour at Universal Studios Singapore.
In addition to the scare acts, fans can continue to experience many of the park’s exciting rides and attractions.
These include Battlestar Galactica: Human vs Cylon, Transformers The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Revenge of the Mummy and more.
The full line- up of haunted houses and details of the scare zones will be unveiled over the next few weeks at www. halloweenhorrornights. com. sg.
Old Changi hospital
hu Li’s Inn