Halloween Horror Nights 5 Revealed

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Universal Studios Singapore has revealed their uniquely Singapore masterplan for Halloween Horror Nights 5. When the Blood Moon rises this October, Evil will return with 4 chilling haunted houses and 3 terrifying scare zones! READ ABOUT IT HERE!

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◂ HHN5 – The Rise of The Blood Moon ▸

Clouded with the malicious glow of the Blood Moon, Halloween Horror Nights 5 will feature 4 haunted houses and 3 scare zones – with a uniquely Singapore twist. That’s right, we’ll be able to experience horror attractions influenced by Singapore-themed stories and concepts.

Last year’s Halloween Horror Nights was successful because it preyed on the common genres of fears – of clowns, military camps, schools, and aliens. This time, the park is bringing the horrors home – where your heart… and deepest fears live.


◂ HHN5 – 3 Scare Zones ▸

Scare zones are interactive experiences taking place at outdoor street areas of the park. It is always ‘alive’ throughout event nights and guests may walk through in any direction.

Hungry Ghosts

The Lost World area will soon transform into a hidden village filled with villagers cursed to go through the rites and prayers for all eternity. Are they trapped in an unending nightmare of the 7th Month Hungry Ghost festival? Will it be as haunting as the Forbidden Forest?

The Invaders

Aliens have taken over New York when a meteor-like alien space probe crashes into the street. This sounds like an expanded experience of The L.A.B merged with Demoncracy, two very popular concepts last year!

ConTERMINATED

Taking place in Sting Alley, the diseased fight for survival as they are trapped inside a quarantined sector of the city.

It’ll be interesting if the park decides to run this zone the same way as Bogeyman (2014), which was as good as a haunted house.

Dejiki: On Scare Zones
A Sci-Fi concept for a scare zone in New York has not been done before, although this whole ‘crash and conquer’ is similar to Total Lockdown (2012) and Demoncracy (2014). Scare zones in The Lost World have been very successful with the ‘village in the forest’ concept, and I can imagine Hungry Ghosts to be as terrifying as the Forbidden Forest (2012).

This also marks the first year the Ancient Egypt area isn’t used for a scare zone. And it feels like USS might be keeping some tricks (and perhaps the origin of the Blood Moon) secret until later. Is the Blood Moon this year’s icon? Or will there be something else?.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Singapore RECAP: DEMONCRACY scare zone, 2014
Track Fault – Demoncracy, 2014


◂ HHN5 – 4 Haunted Houses ▸

Haunted Houses are indoor walkthrough experiences taking place in a purpose-built ‘maze-like’ environment. Guests are required to queue for their turn to enter the houses.

True Singapore Ghost Stories: The MRT

Developed in collaboration with local ghost writer Russell Lee, The MRT will be a new chapter in the famous True Singapore Ghost Stories. Now this is interesting, because it is inspired by stories of paranormal activity on the train. Regional ghosts such as Pontianak and Toyol will make an appearance – so this will be the first haunted house offering the Ride the (Horror) Movies experience at Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights.

While the concept is novel and certainly intriguing, I can’t but wonder how the park is going to build ‘The MRT’ the experience. Just think of what the creative team will need to construct! Paranormal sightings on Singapore’s trains are much untold, as there are far more stories on the haunting experiences of train breakdowns. So, will this train be delayed due to… track faults?

Tunnel People

This will be the first ‘dark house’ for Halloween Horror Nights in Singapore. Ever heard of ‘Dining in the Dark’? What about escaping from a tunnel without sight?

I’m sure you won’t be running around blind in this haunted house, so expect to slow down to a crawl (or maybe.. just crawl?) as you feel your way through the dark fortress of the Tunnel People. Some people have already walked through past haunted houses with their eyes closed.

Siloso Gateway Block 50

A virus outbreak turned residents of this neighbourhood into flesh-ravaging vultures. This haunted house will distort the peaceful sights and sounds of home.

The name, hmm. It reminds me of the old chalets at Sentosa. Not sure if they did exist before. Is this a jab at Sentosa Spooktacular?

Hell House

Dominated by paper effigies of servants, this unsettling ‘house’ will lead guests straight to the Underworld.

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Hell House – concept visual

If you’ve been watching what RWSentosa has been uploading on their social media platforms, you’ll notice the creepy doll-like ‘paper servant’ lingering in the background. Those were clues to this (and perhaps the Hungry Ghost scare zone). Maybe at Hell House we will see and walk past, or even through.. paper offerings and joss papers. Thank goodness 七月 (Seventh Month) will be over when HHN5 opens.

I’ve got no idea how far this concept will be taken to, but from experience – you can always expect a high quality production from USS – great sets, costumes, props and effects. So, if that particular room in Songs of Death spooked you, then you may want to bring some 风油精, Tiger Balm or smelling salts. In case you feel faint, or worse – start seeing things that shouldn’t exist.

Dejiki: On Haunted Houses

Wow, I’m quite surprised at the Singapore-themed concepts this year! After all the feedback from guests asking for The Walking Dead, I’m glad that USS stuck to their guns to offer unique HHN experiences that can’t be found overseas!

I’ve seen Tunnel People under construction a few weeks ago. It’s taking place at the location of Jing’s Revenge. It’s definitely an interesting design, but I hope the park has the capacity planned well.

All these locally themed concepts reminds me of something. Singapore’s first Halloween Horror Nights. I still remember the experience of the Vengeance of the Matriarch haunted house. I’d be happy if the park brings this one back some day – even if the design is repeated. It had an incredible level of detail – it’s a shame I didn’t have the opportunity to document it for the archives. There were also many memorable moments and tricks. Since this year’s haunted houses aim to ‘go local’, who knows, perhaps the mansion’s spooks would return.

Also, thankfully this year’s local concepts did not come with a SG50 logo. phew.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Singapore RECAP: Maiden of the Opera, Songs of Death haunted house, 2013
The Maiden’s Swansong – Songs of Death, 2013

◂ Other Attractions open during HHN5 ▸

Select rides and attractions, including the recently relaunched Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs CYLON roller coasters, Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride, will be available during Halloween Horror Nights 5. Shrek-4D Adventure will be screening the Scared Shrekless short film during event nights as well.


◂ HHN5 – Ticketing Info ▸

Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event at Universal Studios Singapore. You will need to purchase a ticket for this event.

The following passes do not include admission to Halloween Horror Nights:

– Day pass to Universal Studios Singapore
– Universal Studios Singapore Season Pass
– Universal Studios Singapore Annual Pass
– RWS Invites Attractions Membership Pass

HHN5 tickets are available for sale at www.halloweenhorrornights.com.sg and Universal Studios Singapore ticketing counters. There will also be roadshows at schools, shopping malls and special events.


General Admission Tickets

Halloween Horror Nights 5 – General Admission is priced at $68. Get it for only $55 with the early bird discount (from now till 31 August 2015).

Halloween Horror Nights 5 – Stay and Scream Upgrade is a $55 top up if you have a paid theme park day pass of the same date as an event night. Enjoy one-time express access to one haunted house or attraction.

Halloween Horror Nights 5 – Frequent Fear Pass is priced at $118. This pass allows unlimited entry to the park during HHN5 event nights.

Universal Express Passes

Halloween Horror Nights 5 – Express Pass is priced from $50. This add-on pass allows use of the Universal Express queue, once per attraction per pass. Express Passes do not include admission to HHN. Guests will need to have a General Admission ticket to enter the park.

Please note that the price of Universal Express Passes are subject to change and are known to sell at higher price when purchased in the park during event nights.

Also, as of 28 Jul, the RWS Reservation website is showing Express Passes selling at prices from as low as $20 to as high as $120, reflecting on the park’s expectations for increased attendance throughout the season this year. Prices are now restored and start from $50-60 range.

Special

RIP Tour for Halloween Horror Nights 5 will be priced at $198. Enjoy a guided tour around the park and VIP access to all Haunted Houses and select attractions.

Behind the Screams Tour for Halloween Horror Nights 5 can be bundled with the RIP Tour for $238. Get an exclusive sneak peek into the haunted houses in the day… and return at night for a terrifying red carpet treatment!

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - DEMONCRACY scare zone - Demon watches
City on Fire – Demoncracy, 2014

Discounts and Early Bird Offers

Early Bird – Limited Time Offer!

Tickets are available at discounted prices for a limited time until 31st August 2015!

HHN5 General Admission – $55
HHN5 RIP Tour – $158

Student’s Special

HHN5 General Admission – $55 (peak nights) / $50 (off-peak nights)*
HHN5 Frequent Fear Pass – $98

*Please refer to calendar below to see which nights are peak and off-peak.

Discounts for SAF / SPF / DSTA / SCDF / SAFRA

HHN5 General Admission – $55 (peak nights) / $50 (off-peak nights)*

*Please refer to calendar below to see which nights are peak and off-peak.

RWS INVITES member privileges

RWS INVITES, RWS INVITES Attraction members enjoy special ticket price of $55 and priority admission into the park via a designated turnstile. Also, they can purchase the HHN5 Frequent Fear Pass for $106.

Maybank Cardholder privileges for HHN5

HHN5 General Admission Early Bird – $50 (now till 31st August 2015)
HHN5 Frequent Fear Pass – $106

Mastercard Cardholder privileges for HHN5

Purchase tickets onsite at USS ticketing counters with your MasterCard and enjoy 10% off Halloween Horror Nights 5 Event Tickets

Purchase tickets online at RWS website with your MasterCard and enjoy 10% off Halloween Horror Nights 5 Event Tickets and receive a S$5 USS meal voucher.

Click here for more details



◂ HHN5 – Event Calendar ▸

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Off-Peak Nights?
Check the red dates not marked with the ♦PEAK icon in the calendar.

Tickets are available for sale at www.halloweenhorrornights.com.sg.

HHN5 Branding (First two images of this post) – Universal Studios Singapore® & © Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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49 Responses to Halloween Horror Nights 5 Revealed

  1. IzzuddinFire July 28, 2015 at 5:19 pm #

    I have 1 concern thou. Why does the Event Hours differ throughout the nights? I’m planning to go on the opening night, 2nd October, 7.30pm-12.30am, however some nights lasts lasts up to 1.30am? Cauze that 1 hr difference can be very convenient, due to time constraints. I hope to receive your reply, cauze I really want to have the best experience for this year’s HHN…

    • Dejiki July 28, 2015 at 5:40 pm #

      The extra hour is only for selected nights that are designated as peak nights. Longer waits for attractions are expected on those nights, hence the extended event hours. You might want to stick to your plan. Try to be at the park early.

  2. Timothy July 30, 2015 at 9:51 am #

    Can’t wait for ur before dark series this year ^~^ and super curious about the mrt haunted house …

  3. Vanessa July 30, 2015 at 11:11 am #

    Couldn’t look for Stay and Scream upgrade in HHN 5 website, I wonder is it available for this year.

    • Dejiki July 30, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

      It will be available at the park, as a $55 upgrade per guest.

  4. Brian July 30, 2015 at 9:14 pm #

    do you know if the normal season pass will allow entry to HHN5?

    • Dejiki July 30, 2015 at 9:23 pm #

      Nope, Season Passes are not valid for admission to HHN. You can get the HHN5 tickets at a discounted rate of $55.

  5. Marcus August 1, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

    the concept for ConTERMINATED seems very similar to the pestilence from the first HHN in Singapore…

  6. Vivian August 2, 2015 at 2:43 am #

    just checking is it true tat on off peak the waiting time will be shorter than peak? Intend to go on 3rd October which is a sat n is considered as off peak, was surprise tat a sat would be considered as off peak..on top of that it is closing eariler, worried last min it might have unexpected crowd.. Cos for last yr I went on third week of opening, after I finish all haunted houses with running, I only managed to take two normal rides.. Tis year with the roller coaster reopened, hope to take that as well..

    • Dejiki August 2, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

      No, it is not a guarantee. The peak nights are what the park speculates to have higher attendance, because usually more people will go to the event from the second week onwards.

  7. Benny August 3, 2015 at 9:08 pm #

    Do you have any idea what show will take place at the pantages hollywood theater this year?

    • Dejiki August 9, 2015 at 10:12 pm #

      At the moment, the park has not announced a show.

  8. David Wan August 5, 2015 at 7:39 pm #

    Hi Dejiki, is the Director Of Entertaiment USS this year was replace with someone else? As I’ve follow Jason’s FB new feeds, his workplace for this was replaced with a Dubai Resort. Is that true? Looking forward for your reply. Thank you.

    • Dejiki August 9, 2015 at 10:13 pm #

      Yes, Jason has left RWS last year.

  9. Wan August 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm #

    Any prospective dates on more details from USS? A preview press conference of something like the one with Jonah Goodwill last year? Went for the last 2, definitely going for this one. Have been making this a yearly thing for me.

    • Dejiki August 9, 2015 at 10:14 pm #

      There is no media launch (last year’s press conference) for 2015. USS will be revealing more details on the HHN website – a little at a time, from now until October.

  10. Ella August 7, 2015 at 11:57 am #

    During peak nights, will the queue for rides (like BSG, Puss in Boots, and other non-haunted attractions) be as long as those on peak days? Based on your previous experience, how long was the waiting time? Thanks. 🙂

    • Dejiki August 9, 2015 at 10:11 pm #

      Hi Ella, the wait times fluctuate throughout the night and the trend would vary depending on each individual day – something that even the park has difficulty predicting. For peak days, you can expect to wait about 45-180+ minutes for BSG, and around 20-100+ minutes for the other regular attractions.

  11. jack August 15, 2015 at 9:09 am #

    When are going to start doing before the dark

  12. jack August 15, 2015 at 9:10 am #

    When are going to start doing before the dark. thank you and do what do you get with the Rip tour

  13. Jeremy August 17, 2015 at 4:54 pm #

    Hi, will there be any stage show this year? I did enjoy Jack’s Nightmare Circus and I certainly regret not having caught the halloween version of Monster Rock

    • Dejiki August 17, 2015 at 7:48 pm #

      The park has not announced a show for HHN5. It looks like the theater will remained closed at night.

      • Jeremy August 17, 2015 at 9:31 pm #

        Ah ok. Do you know if Scared Shrekless will be in 4-D. I’ve seen the film but would love to have special effects while seeing it in Lord Farquaad’s dungeon haha.

      • Roz August 23, 2015 at 10:53 pm #

        No show!? Last year’s show was pretty cool….can I hope that they’d bring back Monster Rock? Missing them a lot!

  14. anuradha biswakarma August 18, 2015 at 5:33 pm #

    hi, can u suggest when i should plan to go for hhn5? I’m looking at october first 2 weeks bcos I have a levels from early november. Will going in first week off peak days be good since less people will come?

    • Dejiki September 1, 2015 at 10:36 am #

      It varies from year to year. Generally, Sunday nights would have less people.

  15. jay August 19, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

    hey, do you think 8 is a big group to go into the haunted house?

  16. Smurftie August 28, 2015 at 8:11 pm #

    Will there be sentosa spooktacular this year? Till now still no news of it

    • Dejiki September 1, 2015 at 10:37 am #

      Unfortunately, Sentosa Spooktacular 2015 is not going to happen.

      • Vivian September 14, 2015 at 10:52 pm #

        Really disappointed with no sentosa spooktacular. Which also means lots of people gg USS. I’m gg on second nite which is considered off peak, keeping my finger cross that I able to complete all the houses since it will be closed at 12.30am. Thank you for yr information.

  17. Ace September 11, 2015 at 9:48 am #

    Is it a better idea to go on a Friday or Thursday instead of a Saturday or Sunday? AKA would there be fewer people since it’s on weekdays (Thursday particularly)?

    • Dejiki September 12, 2015 at 4:58 pm #

      Fridays are bad. I would suggest Sunday.

  18. Iggy September 12, 2015 at 9:16 am #

    Will there be fewer ppl on weekdays (Thursday and Friday)

    • Dejiki September 12, 2015 at 4:58 pm #

      Thursday? Maybe not, but it should be less crowded than Saturdays. From past years, it is usually Sundays (where Monday is a normal working day) that is the least crowded.

  19. Yo September 16, 2015 at 1:59 am #

    How about the transportations after midnight ? Is the public bus or MRT extended operating hours ?

    • Dejiki September 20, 2015 at 3:50 pm #

      There will be no extension of public buses or MRT for HHN5. However, last year free shuttle buses were provided by RWS to select areas in Singapore. More details will be announced in October if this is offered again.

  20. Berry September 20, 2015 at 3:46 pm #

    Hello!

    If i buy express pass, can i get rides? or Only i can get rides if i buy RIP tour?

    • Dejiki September 20, 2015 at 3:51 pm #

      Express Pass includes one-time access to the express lane for each attraction open during HHN5 event hours. That includes rides and haunted houses.

      Park admission is not included in Express Pass.

  21. Max September 21, 2015 at 8:15 pm #

    Any chance of tickets selling out?

    • Max September 21, 2015 at 8:17 pm #

      And can I buy tickets on site for anothr day with safra card or can only buy for that day

    • Dejiki September 24, 2015 at 4:41 pm #

      Too early to say, though it has happened before in past years.

  22. Ivan September 24, 2015 at 6:30 pm #

    Are tickets bought open date or for specific dates only

    • Dejiki September 26, 2015 at 9:42 pm #

      Depending on the offer and type of ticket, it could be open-dated or valid on a specific night only. I would suggest buying at the park or at a roadshow if you wish to have flexibility on ticket validity.

  23. Marcus September 29, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

    Definitely looking forward to this one again this year.

    Gotta get myself organised for the end of the month (Halloween weekend). Fingers crossed I get a RIP tour again.

    Once you go RIP, it’s hard to go back. lol

  24. Huifen September 30, 2015 at 1:01 am #

    I can’t wait for your HHN5 review!

  25. Evangeline October 4, 2015 at 1:51 pm #

    I’ve got weekend tickets that stated entry for any Fri, sat, sun. Just wanted to check that if that day was already indicated as sold out, could I still enter with my tickets?

    Would appreciate if anyone knows abt this.

    • Dejiki October 4, 2015 at 3:19 pm #

      Yes, you can use your tickets. If a particular night is sold out, it just means no new tickets for that night may be purchased. I would advise that you arrive at the park early to avoid long queues.

  26. jeffrey October 18, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

    anyone know the opening ceremony songs?? espacially aft the fireworks

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