Halloween Horror Nights 5 – The Invaders

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / UGMF Soldiers

Experience the battle between a global military and extraterrestrial creatures at The Invaders, a dazzling scare zone at Halloween Horror Nights 5.

SPOILER WARNING

This post includes photos taken in the Invaders scare zone. We welcome haunt fans to share their reviews and experiences about this colourful, dazzling scare zone.


Overview and Thoughts

Click to expand and read our review and commentary

The Invaders is another ‘open dynamic’ scare zone with characters in two factions interacting spontaneously throughout the night. We have the (mostly…) tall aliens called the Horde, and military forces from the United Global Military Forces (UGMF). This is the first-ever haunt attraction with an all-male cast, which seems to be a big hit with some female guests at the park.

The design of open and dynamic scare zones like Invaders means that there are no fixed scenes, and things change all the time. This is probably why the zone is kept small and simple, because the experience centers on the interaction between scare actors. While scare actors are assigned to roam at specific areas, they often wander around and engage with their ‘enemies’. With the stunning laser sweeps and colourful lighting, the entire zone simulates a game-like environment.

It’s a joy to photograph this zone and its performers, but because of how its spontaneous, you can’t expect to see the same thing to happen again. Hence, the photos in this post will be quite randomly arranged.

The show in this scare zone, like this year’s Opening Scaremony, is an ‘all-around’ experience where the entire zone is the stage. It’s probably the best attempt so far in New York for immersion. Some guests unsuspecting walk right into the action!

While dazzling with well-sequenced special effects and a tight soundtrack, the show is not without flaws. There are some awkward pauses, and the more subtle lighting design to divert attention to some areas sometimes doesn’t work – but it’s still a great attempt. The outcome of the battle is also a little unsatisfying, because the aliens always win (?)

Scroll down for a complete, multi-angle video of THE INVADERS Show!


Aliens from the faraway planet of Goldeye invades New York under the cover of the Blood Moon, the eclipse that brought Darkness to the Land.

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / The Invaders Entrance Arch, Blue lighting

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / UGMF Soldier welcome

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / The Horde from the Land of Goldeye

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / The spaceship

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / Tall Alien

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / Wounded UGMF soldier on the floor, with fog lighting

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / Small Goldeye Horde alien crawling out of the tyres

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / UGMF Commander Brian

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / Starship Lasers

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / Wounded soldier pink fog

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / Giant Alien, tubes and shoulder guard in orange fog

With a different personality, six types of aliens can be found invading New York.

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / Tallest Alien, Halo Horde Alien

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / Aliens standing within laser beams

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / Wounded UGMF soldier lying on the ground

As for the UGMF Troops, you will find them all around New York zone in different states. Some battle-hardened, some barely surviving the onslaught.

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / UGMF Soldier leaning, away from the battlefield

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / UGMF soldiers retreat during a firefight

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / UGMF soldier aims at an alien with laser sight


Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / UGMF soldier caught between two tall aliens

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / UGMF soldiers gathering to prepare for their assault

Three times each night, the soldiers will prepare their attack on the aliens. For this performance, some soldiers are equipped with ‘fog blast’ weapons for the assault.

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / UGMF soldiers putting on their assault gear for the battle

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / Aliens from the Horde gather below their spaceship

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / Standing Ready: The UGMF Commander and his troops near the weapon, preparing for the battle against the Horde alien creatures

The Commander will also direct the launching of missiles to destroy the spaceship or disrupt its magnetic fields.

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / Troops holding their position as the battle reaches boiling point

It’s necessary to save a trooper known as Elliot.

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / UGMF soldier crouching beside street lamp, spotlight

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / Wounded UGMF soldier being escorted away from the battle

The Invaders show – COMPLETE video

Taking place at multiple scenes in New York, the Invaders show depict an intense firefight between the UGMF soldiers and aliens from the planet of Goldeye.

Note: This is a multiple-camera presentation with footage captured from 7 shows.

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - The Invaders scare zone / New York Library and Atlas statue, rainbow lighting effect

Editor’s Notes

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One Response to Halloween Horror Nights 5 – The Invaders

  1. Jeffrey Chua October 29, 2015 at 12:02 pm #

    Dejiki you are the best highly recommended for all. Fast respond to comments 🙂

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