Halloween Horror Nights 4 – Before Dark 3

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Demoncracy scare zone 1

In this week’s Halloween Horror Nights 4 – Before Dark, we revisit Universal Studios Singapore to check out new scare zone and haunted house installations for the park’s mega horror fest in October.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - BEFORE DARK by Dejiki.com

Part One | Part Two | Part Three | MATI CAMP | Part Four


◂ Minister of Evil ▸

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Minister of Evil's Stage 1

What a sight. This will be the highlight during the Opening Scaremony.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Minister of Evil's Stage 2

The stage for the Minister now includes a wooden podium.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Minister of Evil's Stage 3

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Minister of Evil - Opening Scaremony Sets

There are some small installations around Hollywood. This one, above the store’s ornamental arch, is particularly odd. It’s close to the outdoor displays too, so who knows what it’ll be used for.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Mini-Store of Evil

The entrance for Mini-Store of Evil has further extended vertically. This store is open daily from 1pm.

◂ Scary Tales ▸

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Welcome to Scary Tales

Let’s run to the back of the park and visit the Forest of Scary Tales.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Entrance to Scary Tales

The giant pages of this twisted book surround the arch of Jurassic Park.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Scary Tales scare zone - Giant book page and Projectors

It looks like the two fixtures at the canopy are for projectors – probably some sort of video for each giant page.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Scary Tales scare zone - Giant book page / Projection screen

Let’s take a closer look at the pages:

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Scary Tales scare zone - Giant Book page / And so it all begins...

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Scary Tales scare zone - Giant book page / Once upon a time

Once upon a time the Scribes of Scare,
Took over Fairy Tales, so beware.
Instead of happy endings and happily ever afters…
They made the characters live in horror.

Soon our favourite stories were changed.
They grew demented, confused and deranged…
They grew vicious, malicious and ready to kill!
The Scary Tales murder just for the thrill,

So be warned and be alert
You could be hunted…you will be hurt

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Scary Tales scare zone - Giant book page / Once upon a time...

One last look at the giant books.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Scary Tales scare zone - Entrance, alternate view

A few set pieces have arrived at The Forest of Scary Tales:

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Scary Tales scare zone - Rapunzel's Tower 1

Rapunzel’s Tower, filled with loops of her old hair.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Scary Tales scare zone - Rapunzel's Tower 2

It looks more like a snake coiling around the tower, doesn’t it?

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Scary Tales scare zone - Rapunzel's Tower 3

A Candy house and furnace for Hansel and Gretel’s grim end..

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Scary Tales scare zone - Hansel and Gretel / Candy House

Perhaps this time, the blind witch would be the “real victim”.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Scary Tales scare zone - Hansel and Gretel / The Oven

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Scary Tales scare zone - Hansel and Gretel / The Chains

There’s also this frame, filled with nails and vines:

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Scary Tales scare zone - The frame

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Scary Tales scare zone - The frame 2

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Scary Tales scare zone - The frame 3

The little backstage area below the brake runs of Canopy Flyer is back. But the walls concealing it is also updated for Scary Tales.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Scary Tales scare zone - The backstage area

◂ Canyon of the Cursed ▸

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Canyon of the Cursed - The Figurine

After two weeks of peace and quiet, the path along Ancient Egypt is finally filled with dark horses, wagons and teepees.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Canyon of the Cursed - Street 5

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Canyon of the Cursed - Street 1

Welcome to the wild west Canyon of the Cursed.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Canyon of the Cursed - Street 2

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Canyon of the Cursed - Street 3

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Canyon of the Cursed - The Horse 1

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Canyon of the Cursed - The Wagon

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Canyon of the Cursed - Street 4

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Canyon of the Cursed - The Horse 2

The two tallest horses are right at the entrance of Revenge Of The Mummy.

◂ Bogeyman ▸

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Bogeyman scare zone 1

There are only small updates in the Bogeyman zone, which appears to be more or less complete:

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Bogeyman scare zone 3

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Bogeyman scare zone 2

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Bogeyman scare zone 4

Some of the props in this area… look a lot better after dark. Check back during HHN4 season!

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Bogeyman scare zone 5

◂ Demoncracy ▸

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Demoncracy scare zone - Street 3

Not much new stuff this week, but at least some of the large scenic items are more complete.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Demoncracy scare zone - Street 4

And more things are being installed in New York. Could this rigs for more lights, or something else?

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Demoncracy scare zone - Pipes

Last week this set piece had a odd hole. It’s for this pipe (which probably would be spewing steam during HHN).

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Demoncracy scare zone - Street 1

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Demoncracy scare zone - Street 2

Black tower next to the Palace Theater marquee. Who knows what might happen here.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Demoncracy scare zone - The train

“New” wrecked tracks – for a whole new level of train breakdowns.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Demoncracy scare zone - The train 2

◂ The Haunted Houses ▸

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - Jack's 3-DEMENTIA

Check out this walk-through sneak peek of Jack’s 3-Dementia. It features two local DJs (Muttons on the Move from 987FM) – who were easily startled in this bright maze with just a few scare actors. The video gives a nice tour of Jack’s haunted house and also showcases the elaborate sets and lighting effects. While this house can’t be too dark for the Chroma-3D effect to work, I hope the attraction would be refined to be a lot more unsettling.

The entrance to MATI CAMP is now under construction.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - MATI CAMP - entrance 1

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - MATI CAMP - entrance 2

The design does remind you of some local military camps, don’t you think?

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - MATI CAMP - entrance 3

MATI CAMP: Fight, Overcome or Die

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - MATI CAMP - entrance 4

There’s also a sentry tower.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 3 - MATI CAMP - switchbacks

The land of switchbacks has also returned.


Stay tuned for the next BEFORE DARK…

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8 Responses to Halloween Horror Nights 4 – Before Dark 3

  1. Joey September 13, 2014 at 9:21 pm #

    How about jing’s revenge? Haven’t heard much of the house.

    • Dejiki September 13, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

      Construction for Jing’s Revenge is ongoing at the park’s backstage area. The entrance signage has not been constructed yet.

  2. J September 14, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    Wow, nice photos as always! I really like the incorporation of Hansel and Gretel into Scary Tales very much!
    Looking at the HHN website, it seems the main characters for that scare zone would be Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel, but any word on other well-loved characters and tales? Quite ironic that Far Far Away, the land of Fairy Tales and Shrek, is located right next to the Scary Tales Zone

  3. Radical Thoughts September 16, 2014 at 10:56 pm #

    Hi Dejiki, was just wondering. Is the express pass an add on $50 to a normal entry pass?

    • Dejiki September 18, 2014 at 6:13 am #

      Hi there,

      Yes, Express Pass is an add-on to an admission ticket. $50 is the base price, it may increase during event nights.

  4. Amelia September 19, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    Hey Dejiki! So, are the scare actors in Jack’s 3Dementia allowed to touch you?

    • Dejiki September 21, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

      Hi Amelia,

      Whether it’s in a scare zone or haunted house, scare actors are not allowed to touch guests.

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