Halloween Horror Nights 5 has ended its run of 14 incredible nights. We’ve got a lot more photos to share from the final weekend!
Behind the Scenes: The Last Weekend
During the final weekend (29-31 Oct) of HHN5, I captured some 1,500 photos from the scare zones. Some people may not know this: When doing ‘reportage’ photography at HHN, most photos are throwaways. There’s too much action happening in poor light, other people ruining the shot, ‘look’ not dramatic enough, and so forth.
Out of that 1.5k, I have 200+ decent images – but still many repeats due to alternate compositions, and then it’s further cut to about 90+. The original plan was to share them on Instagram during the final weekend, for something I’d call “HHN5 Overdrive” where a new photo is posted every 1-3 hours, but then it’s still too many. So I thought, why not post 2-3 a day? It’ll be Chinese New Year 2016 before I’m done.
So I’ve decided to just publish them in extended bonus feature called HHN5 Final Cut. The point of all this is to feature the other great moments, and performers from both casts. So I’m adding select photos from mid season, if they are not already used in the main features. Some of the photos are already on Instagram, but uncropped shots will be published here.
This is a thank you series to the performers, crew and the team that made this year’s event happen. 🙂
Weaved into the images are some ‘behind the scenes’ thoughts and random anecdotes. So enjoy – it’s a long 11 months to HHN6.[Cover Image: Blood Moon on Fire, 30/10/2015 ]
Final Cut #1 – It’s Not Over
The Prophet is a lesser-known character that only appears in the Opening Scaremony. He warns the guests who come in early about the Blood Moon, and if you did manage to meet him, you’ll see that his look has subtle, bizarre detailing.
His ‘calculations’ were inked onto his arm and coat. But his journal is… empty.
Final Rising of the Blood Moon on 31st October. Hollywood was packed in mere minutes.
Crew members diverting the crowd away from Hollywood into Madagascar. It’s a skill.
I’ve always wondered what will happen if the guests just ignore the rope and run out before the Opening Scaremony. What would the park do?
Of all the icons featured, the zombie may have been the toughest role to perform. All those lunges and jaw-dislocating poses. This zombie does not appear in the famous haunted house, but we all know he’s patient zero.
‘Nurses’ could be found in every zone of the park, selling jello syringe shots and blood packs.
Despite being a scare zone, the crew is particularly strict at ConTERMINATED. Flash photography and any form of lights were not allowed. This would push cameras to their limits.
The blue lighting here is tricky for many camera sensors, so capturing in RAW format is ideal if you want to push the capabilities of your camera.
Almost missed the opportunity to capture this performer, who is a famous park guest 😎
And then I met his counterpart too. What luck.
These two photos were very dark and had overblown blues when previewed on my camera. After editing, all the finer details could be lifted out. So my advice for people who want to cover HHN – don’t delete anything unless you’re sure it can’t be saved.
To be continued.
Before Dark ZERO: Scare actor auditions
More coming soon...
Halloween Horror Nights 6 (2016)
HHN6 - Lady Death revealed + Event Guide
Before Dark 1 | Before Dark 2 | Before Dark 3 | Before Dark 4
Sneak Preview to Halloween Horror Nights 6
Halloween Horror Nights 6 REVIEW Megapost
HHN6 SURVIVAL GUIDE 2016
HHN6 RIP Tour Review
HHN6 Behind The Screams (BTS) Tour experience
HHN6 Opening Scaremony Show
Hawker Centre Massacre | Salem Witch House
Bodies of Work | Old Changi Hospital | Hu Li's Inn
Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus
Suicide Forest | March of the Dead | Death March (Night Parade)
Five Nights... at HHN6 (Final Cut)
Halloween Horror Nights – The Archives
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Halloween Horror Nights 5 (2015)
Before Dark 1 | Before Dark 2 | Before Dark 3 | Before Dark 4 | Before Dark 5
Halloween Horror Nights 5 Sneak Preview
Halloween Horror Nights 5 REVIEW
Tips & Tricks: Halloween Horror Night 5 Survival Guide
HHN5 RIP Tour and BTS Tour Experience and Review
Features on Haunted Houses and Scare Zones
The Blood Moon (HHN5 Opening Scaremony) and HHN5 Icons
Tunnel People (Dark House) | True Singapore Ghost Stories: The MRT
Hell House (Paper House) | Siloso Gateway Block 50 (Haunted HDB)
ConTERMINATED | Hungry Ghosts | The Invaders
Bonus Feature: Halloween Horror Nights 5 Final Cut
#1 - It's Not Over | #2 - Memento Mori | #3 - Last Fight
Halloween Horror Nights 4
Minister Jonah Goodwill's Inauguration Ceremony (HHN4 Launch Event)
Before Dark 1 | Before Dark 2 | Before Dark 3 | MATI CAMP Before Dark | Before Dark 4
The First Look (HHN4 Sneak Preview)
Halloween Horror Nights 4 Review | 2014 Survival Guide: HHN4 Tips and Tricks
The Minster of Evil (HHN4 Opening Scaremony) | Jack's Nightmare Circus
Bogeyman | DEMONCRACY | Canyon of the Cursed | Scary Tales
Jack's 3-Dementia | Jing's Revenge | MATI CAMP | The L.A.B
Halloween Horror Nights 3
Halloween Horror Nights 3 (HHN3) Review
Survival Guide: Halloween Horror Nights 3 Tips and Tricks
Sisters of Evil | Forbidden Forest | Attack of the Vampires | Convention of Curses
Possessions | Songs of Death | Adrift
Halloween Horror Nights 2
HHN2 Trip Report, Review and Tips
House of Dolls | Total Lockdown | Bizarre Bazaar | Final Night
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