Halloween Horror Nights 5 – Before Dark 5

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / TUNNEL PEOPLE haunted house entrance

Under the bridge: The path to the TUNNEL PEOPLE at Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights 5. See it first here in HHN5 Before Dark 5!


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 5 / Hollywood Entrance

We’re back here to play spot the difference! And with good reason.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / Hollywood zone lighting setup

The setup at Hollywood looks too complicated for a chill-out zone. It hints that the Opening Scaremony show – which is certainly happening every night of HHN5 – isn’t as simple as past years.

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

How could this small stage show everything? We’re talking about a spectacle.

It would be wise to retrace our steps and start from the beginning, and that is here:

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / Entrance arch of the Blood Moon

Notice how there’s black cloth covering the glass above the HHN5 entrance arch?

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / HOLLYWOOD sign with black cloth

On the other side: Black cloth covering the back of the Hollywood sign.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / Hollywood Sign - Opening Scaremony setup 1

And the lights here. Perhaps a character would appear at this spot – but who?

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / Hollywood Sign - Opening Scaremony setup 2

There’s a black tower at the side, probably masking the ladder for access to the sign.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / Hollywood zone zipline setup

Did you spot a zip line across the street. This is getting more exciting.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / Hollywood zone zipline and sound setup

Which character unveiled so far could be suitable?

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / Hollywood zone stunt jump/drop setup

I’ve confirmed with the park staff that there won’t be a pop-up store here. Rather, it is blocked off for a stunt jump/drop as part of the opening show.

Perhaps like last year, a performer would fall inside this black box. Who could it be? Or if it was like last year, who would be the victim?

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / Hollywood zone BLOOD MOON pyrotechnic setup

At the stage in front: Outlets for special effects, such as towers of flames, dazzling short-burst fireworks or good ol’ CO2 jets. Perhaps someone.. or thing, could go up in flames here.. And that would make the moon turn red – or the other way ’round.

So would this year feature a secret character that could rapidly advance along the Hollywood Street? Or could we instead see different characters performing four parts of the opening show? And would we hear Power Glove again? We’ll find out on 2nd October.

◂ The Invaders ▸

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / THE INVADERS entrance arch

The Invaders scare zone is still looking quite clean – perhaps dead leaves were not used during rehearsals. Despite having a big open space to work with, the invasion looks like a rather localised one, unlike Demoncracy (2014) where demons run amok.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / THE INVADERS box to cover Sesame Street

What’s in the box? Well, we’ve been told that this ‘box’ is meant to cover the yellow Sesame Street School Bus, which does not belong at the New York zone where aliens are invading.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / THE INVADERS spaceship with cable

We didn’t mention this last week. The spaceship has a clip and wire to hold something – a performer or some sort of prop.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / THE INVADERS UGMS Cannon Detail

Finally some weathering work at this UGMS weapon system.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / THE INVADERS lighting matrix

With so many lights, would the Invaders be hosting a rave party instead?

◂ Beast Club ▸

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / B.C. BEAST CLUB stage closer

According to the latest HHN5 park map, Beast Club isn’t officially a scare zone or chill-out zone. It’s a place to grab some F&B, and there will be a photo op spot here. The park map also calls this place B.C. Beast Club.

Of course, there will be a show here, although it has yet to be announced.

One of the characters is called the Queen Beast.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / B.C. BEAST CLUB throne chair

This whole area is likely to bring back some elements from the Convention of Curses (2013). Probably a similar show, too – check out the lighting setup:

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / B.C. BEAST CLUB lights

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / B.C. BEAST CLUB lights 2

◂ ConTERMINATED ▸

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

Just a recap, ConTERMINATED is said to be ‘complex’ scare zone that many consider as a haunted house experience, because of its narrow, linear path that is lined with intense scares and special effects. Something like Bogeyman (2014).

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

We were able to peek inside Sting Alley.

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

The Bridge had many lights set up. Last year, this area of Bogeyman was too dark and many guests started to slow down here.

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

Jump scare alert.

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

Strange human alert.

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

Mysterious hand alert.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / ConTERMINATED scare zone - cramped trash corridor

It’s starting to feel uncomfortable to walk around in the day.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / ConTERMINATED scare zone - IT'S A TRAP!

It’s a trap!

◂ Hungry Ghosts ▸

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / HUNGRY GHOSTS scare zone

We’re back at possibly the most terrifying scare zone this year.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / HUNGRY GHOSTS scare zone, chairs

The props here range from the harmless..

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / HUNGRY GHOSTS scare zone, coffin and humanoid trees

to creepy…

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / HUNGRY GHOSTS red altar table

to “Oh hell no!”

Most of the props here were already captured in the previous Before Dark issues (see Part 3 and Part 4 especially). We thought there would be more, because the back end of Jurassic Park still looks empty. In the past 2 years, these areas were kept clear because it is the only path to haunted houses located at Waterworld.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / HUNGRY GHOSTS scare zone - empty areas of Jurassic Park

Since the entrance to True Singapore Ghost Stories: THE MRT is from Waterworld itself, why not extend the scare zone here? Or does this section need to be kept clear for logistics and safety?

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / HUNGRY GHOSTS scare zone - empty areas of Jurassic Park 2

Well, this area was used by scare actors in past HHN to leave for backstage. Perhaps that’s why.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / HUNGRY GHOSTS scare zone - empty areas of Jurassic Park 3

◂ Haunted Houses ▸

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / HELL HOUSE haunted house entrance signage overall

Hell House will be open for housewarming very soon.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / HELL HOUSE haunted house entrance signage

Extra effort was spent in the Hell House’s entrance. Even the wait time display is in a custom-designed board.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / HELL HOUSE haunted house entrance signage for wait time

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / TUNNEL PEOPLE haunted house marquee

They’re here. The Tunnel People.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / TUNNEL PEOPLE haunted house entrance

Now would you look at that! Last year’s Jing’s Revenge had a simple gate.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / TUNNEL PEOPLE haunted house entrance - bridge closed

The bridge is closed, but two lanes will pave the way to the Lair of the Tunnel People.

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / TUNNEL PEOPLE haunted house entrance - two lanes

◂ Halloween Horror Nights 5 – Event Park Map ▸

Universal Studios Singapore - Halloween Horror Nights 5 Before Dark Day Photo Report 5 / FINAL Event Map

This is the newest version of the map, which you can also download at rwsentosa.com/hhnmap. There are some minor errors on the map (such as placement of certain stores and amenities), but the number of attractions, shops and F&B are correct.


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