Halloween Horror Nights 5 – Before Dark 3

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Hungry Ghosts scare zone entrance

Hungry Ghosts – In this secluded village, evil spirits ensure that the hungry ghosts festival never ends. See it first here in Halloween Horror Nights 5 BEFORE DARK.


Dejiki.com’s Before Dark series is a day-time photography series documenting the elaborate creative production of Universal Studios Singapore’s blockbuster event in October, Halloween Horror Nights 5. See all Before Dark features here.

◂ The Blood Moon ▸

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Blood Moon in Hollywood

The Blood Moon now has its stage. What would be the surprise for HHN5 Opening Scaremony?

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Blood Moon stage

The base level is for guests to stand for photo opportunity. The elevated level… could it be for a character?

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Behind the Blood Moon

◂ The Invaders ▸

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - New York The Invaders scare zone

We covered the latest addition of The Invaders in the Before Dark 2, such as the ‘Box’ made of sheet metal. Find it here.

◂ The ConTERMINATED ▸

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - ConTERMINATED scare zone

The ConTERMINATED now officially has an entrance. No, not this.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - ConTERMINATED entrance

This one. At night, that is. Following the arrangement of Bogeyman (2014), ConTERMINATED will use the Lights, Camera, Action! attraction’s queue and entrance. They’ve taken a step further this year, building an entrance arch.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - ConTERMINATED marquee

The Lights, Camera, Action! marquee covers the scare zone’s sign in the day.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - ConTERMINATED sting alley

New York Harbour was temporarily blocked off for a day or two last week, but the path is now open again, with some parts properly covered up now.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - ConTERMINATED alley peek

Through the gap in the middle of two walls, we could peek at the even-busier corridor – it’s starting to look quite creepy in the day.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - ConTERMINATED alley peek wide

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - New York Harbour view

New York Harbour’s quiet lookout spot has been blocked away. Some lights have been installed there – what could this be used for during HHN5?

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - ConTERMINATED signs

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - ConTERMINATED New York

The shop facades along New York Harbour are now strictly under quarantine.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - ConTERMINATED New York 2

Even psychics fell under the disease – Madam Basiel didn’t see it coming.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - ConTERMINATED New York street

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - ConTERMINATED The Sealed Tent

The tent of horrors has been sealed. You can still peek inside in the last issue here.

◂ Beast Club ▸

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - BEAST CLUB

How exciting – even though Ancient Egypt is not getting a scare zone this year, the area will be themed for Halloween Horror Nights.

And it’s called Beast Club – will it be the next 44 Sins (2011)?

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - BEAST CLUB sign side

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - BEAST CLUB angle shot

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - BEAST CLUB / Death Darts booth

Even outside the club, there are smaller stalls along the main street of Egypt. Could these be scareactor displays… or game booths?

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - BEAST CLUB / Judas Cradle booth

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - BEAST CLUB / Judas Cradle detail

◂ Hungry Ghosts ▸

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Hungry Ghosts / The Village of Evil Spirits, drama entrance

Now that the real Seventh Month is over, things at the Hungry Ghosts scare zone is starting to get serious. The Chinese words at the entrance reads 恶鬼村 (È Guǐ Cūn), which translates to ‘Village of Evil Spirits’.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Hungry Ghosts / Village entrance closed until 10:50am

Jurassic Park is cordoned off at the start of day and opens around 11am. More info here.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Hungry Ghosts / Entrance Roof damage

The entrance is looking more ‘damaged’ now.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Hungry Ghosts / Abandoned stall

Some items from Death Alley.. I think.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Hungry Ghosts scare zone / crates and boxes

New this week: Crates, and ruined flags.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Hungry Ghosts scare zone / Ruined dragon flags

But that doesn’t beat the most elaborate piece – a huge sculpture of 大士爺 (Dà Shì Yé) – the King of Ghosts. It’s a menacing sight in the day – how about at night?

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Hungry Ghosts scare zone / Statue of Da Shi Ye (King of Ghosts)

Did the park build this from scratch, or..?

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Hungry Ghosts scare zone / Statue of Da Shi Ye (King of Ghosts), close up

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Hungry Ghosts scare zone / Dragon Heads

Some Dragon Heads were also added around the area.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Hungry Ghosts scare zone / Red Bronze Dragon Head

The corner bend (where the Pontianak tree and Rapunzel Tower were placed in past years) now has something quite… disturbing.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Hungry Ghosts scare zone / Path bends with Chinese Coffin and Trees

Well, that depends – does the sight of a chinese coffin disturb you? Because there’s one right there. And look closer at those ‘trees’.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Hungry Ghosts scare zone / Path bends with Chinese Coffin and Trees, detail 2

What characters could be performing at this area?

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Hungry Ghosts scare zone / This way to Jurassic Park Rapids Adventures

With all these new props, the layout of Jurassic Park can be confusing. There is now signage leading guests to the zone’s core ride, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure.

◂ HELL HOUSE ▸

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Hungry Ghosts scare zone / Entrance arch to HELL HOUSE haunted house

The entrance to the Hell House haunted house is within Hungry Ghosts scare zone, which looks a bit like those display boards at Chinese funerals. The ones placed around, or near the casket.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Hungry Ghosts scare zone / Entrance arch to HELL HOUSE haunted house, base detail showing Dragon artwork

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Hungry Ghosts scare zone / Entrance arch to HELL HOUSE haunted house, funeral lantern detail

Funeral/Memorial lanterns at the entrance of Hell House. Looks very legit.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - queue for the HELL HOUSE haunted house

The switchbacks are coming back too.

◂ Scare Actors… at a mall near you ▸

Some scare actors are making their rounds at the malls, as part of road show promotions.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Scare Actors in the Wild / The Cult Leader at Bugis Junction 1

The Cult Leader (Tunnel People haunted house)

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Scare Actors in the Wild / The Cult Leader at Bugis Junction 3

Clearly, many have no idea where the cult has been hiding.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Scare Actors in the Wild / Paper Servant Effigy at Bugis Junction

Paper Servant Effigy (Hell House haunted house). How did the HHN team make the paper effigy’s costume look so… crisp?

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 3 - Scare Actors in the Wild / Paper Servant Effigy at Bugis Junction 3


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One Response to Halloween Horror Nights 5 – Before Dark 3

  1. Jeremy September 18, 2015 at 7:45 pm #

    Hi, did you guys see the videos of Magic Kingdom’s “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” Halloween show online? It’s amazing. The Sanderson Sisters are so amazing, and they alsoi have a good range of Disney Villains in the show. I hope USS has a stage show at the NY Public Library stage in future years.

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