Halloween Horror Nights 4 – Scary Tales

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - First guest

Discover grisly rewrites of classic fairy tales and fables in the haunted woods of Scary Tales, a scare zone at Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights 4.

WARNING


SPOILERS: This entry depicts scenes and characters inside the scare zone.

GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING IMAGERY: Viewer discretion is advised.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - The books

Giant books wrap around the iconic gates to Jurassic Park. This is now the portal to the spooky forest of Scary Tales.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Rapunzel's Page

A twist of fate has sent the world of fairy tales into darkness.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Tombs of tales untold

Morbid tomes… and unique writing materials.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Skin for Ink

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Scribe of Scare

The ghoulish Scribes of Scare guard the book, luring guests into their demented world.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - The Scribe of Scare

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Shatttered Dreams and Mirrors

Broken mirrors are scattered around the forest.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Haunting reflections
As they reflect the gloomy light surrounding the area, ghastly images flicker in.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Creepy mirrors

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - No longer the fairest of the lands

No longer the fairest of the lands, the Evil Queen welcomes visitors to speak with her magic mirror.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Foggy Forest

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Gargoyle returns

Beyond the mirrors lies a path riddled with stone walls, where watchful eyes hide…

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Satyr

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Path to the Tower

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Faceless

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Rapunzel's Welcome

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, has lost much of her golden hair..

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Rapunzel waves

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Psychotic Rapunzel

…And her mind.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Rapunzel's madness

Drowned in madness, she has found new use for her golden braids.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Rapunzel's victim, cocooned in hair

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Hansel in the Fog

Beyond the tower lies the foggy abode of two children.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Hansel and Gretel's Score

Hansel and Gretel, no longer victims, now hunt to kill.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Hansel and Gretel

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - The Oven

Their collection of body parts strewn all over, overflowing from barrels, and even in the oven – roasted to a crisp.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - The Blind Witch in the Oven

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Orc taunting

Numerous unfriendly creatures hide in the woods.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Orc

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Mermaid hung up like JAWS

The mermaid, chained and hung up, like the shark from Jaws.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Mermaid's End

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Red Riding Hood, The Huntress, with The Mermaid

The mermaid… was a good friend.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - Red

Red Riding Hood is no longer a helpless child. With tale rewritten, she is now a huntress in the night – a fearsome beauty.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Scary Tales scare zone - signage

About this scare zone

While it takes place in another area entirely Scary Tales felt like the design of Convention of Curses. Each character has a specific zone to linger about. Apart from the awesome make-up and costumes, the scare actors here put up engaging performances to illustrated their new twisted fates in the realm dominated by the Scribes of Scare.

As the smallest scare zone this year, the experience is marred with slowdowns and guests being pushed around. There isn’t much space for throngs of people to walk through. Things get complicated when guests want to take photos with the characters (more slowdowns!) This was made worse when the park blocked out all the side paths at Jurassic Park to form a single channel that leads to The L.A.B. Sometimes the queue for the Laboratory overflows into Scary Tales, creating a massive jam going as far as Rapunzel’s tower. Towards the end of the season, the park opened up one path to create more space for the overflow queue.

It is a pity that this scare zone lacks the surprise factor, something that Forbidden Forest excelled at last year. The walkways are narrow and often clouded in darkness and fog. Unlike the Convention, there isn’t time… or standing space, to stop and interact with the scare actors. Hurry along, child. As if we were chasing through pages of a book, we had to keep moving in this haunted forest.

What do you think of the twisted stories in Scary Tales?

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2 Responses to Halloween Horror Nights 4 – Scary Tales

  1. J October 30, 2014 at 9:33 pm #

    I love this zone! This was the zone I looked forward to the most but was the one I was so frightened to enter when I was there! Eventually, I relented and I’m glad I did. I was scared the whole way though, for example by Hansel and Gretel who were running about hahaha. I was surprised by the mermaid too! Who was that in Rapunzel’s hair? Was it the Prince or just another victim?

  2. Robert Griggs-Morgan November 28, 2014 at 6:27 am #

    I loved the pictures you took of Scary Tales! Wish I was there to see the storybook creatures and characters in action, going on about their ghastly activities.

    One question though: What exactly was the concept for Hansel and Gretel?

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