Halloween Horror Nights 5 Final Cut – part three

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Trooper E with CO Blaster alt wide

Run into the final showdown between Aliens and UGMF Troopers at The Invaders in the third Halloween Horror Nights 5 Final Cut.

Behind the Scenes: That crazy video

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The most time-consuming project for this year’s HHN5 coverage is the video of the Invaders Show. It was clear during the preview, that this won’t be easy, as the action doesn’t happen at a single scene.

Footage from 7 shows were combined to create this ‘multi-camera’ video, which was filmed hand-held with my mirrorless camera. I don’t have all the right equipment for video – no stabiliser, tripod, monopod and stuff. I had to run to New York to catch the show, very often with the ‘wrong lens’ on my camera. So the whole filming experience very spurious and hectic.

For every show I try to capture from a different position (except the steps of the New York Library). I don’t film the entire performance from start to end, as I also need still images. Thankfully, the show didn’t change much since the first night, so I was able to sync footage from all the shows using the audio. Then, it’s all about choosing the best cuts that are coherent to one another.

The characters were doing different things at every show, so it’s a good thing that many of the troopers are masked.

So please watch it again:

I’ll continue to upload occasional photos on Instagram (@dejiki)


Final Cut #3 – Last Fight

Note: Due to the dynamic environment in The Invaders and multiple images featuring the same characters, the photos in this entry will be jumbled up.

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - entrance

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - The small alien, glowing rainbow bloom

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - trooper and alien fight while two strangers look on

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Xenomorph S pushing head of Trooper N

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Getting suited up with CO blaster

For the aliens and masked troopers, there is one way to identify them. Each performer has his own costume (not sure about swings), so at least that makes it somewhat easier… provided you know who’s who in the first place.

I’d often have to track the different ‘cuts’ on the troopers’ uniform, as well as the different details on each alien. It boils down to the smallest things – the layout of the vines, the type of ‘feet’ or even the colour of the gloves.

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Trooper J dramatic

So whenever I’m at the Invaders, I’m like – oh, that guy’s here, so the other one’s not. That’s the alien with that V-shape vine thing on its chest. That trooper has the grey gloves, the other one has black gloves. That small alien has a giant hoof on each feet; the other has five. And the list goes on…

Maybe for a start, the troopers could have nametags.

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Trooper W, staring alone

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - The Final Show

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - troopers get ready for assault, red/gold version

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Minutes before assault

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Troopers ready to strike

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Blinded by light

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - the assault, lasers

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - the injured, with alien looking on

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - taking cover behind the barricade, blue

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Elliot frozen by Magnetic Beam, troopers looking on, green

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - defending the injured troopers with CO blasters

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Troopers fending the barricade during the battle

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - taking cover behind the barricade, red

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Fire the Missile!

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Spaceship exploded

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Commander Brian in green

While most scare actors were contracted to work only for HHN, there were some performers who are working full-time at the park. Of course, they were frequently followed by the park’s circle of ‘very regular’ guests.

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Trooper W with fangirls

Some performers have garnered many fans too. Guess who?

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - trooper in cyan

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Alien standing next to the vent

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Troopers rescue

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Trooper W, standing below a lamp

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Trooper N, looking on

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Small alien standing with dramatic lasers

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Xenomorph S, heroic blue

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Trooper with an injured crazy one

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Trooper E with Alien Z

Characters from both sides work together for dynamic performances at the Invaders.

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Trooper E with Alien Z 2

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Troopers defend against Xenomorph S

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Xenomorph BG steals and breaks a Trooper's rifle

Weapons were stolen by aliens, and broken.

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Xenomorph cornered by two Troopers

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Superman Punch by Trooper D, Xenomorph S

Then some Troopers resorted to Muay Thai techniques.

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Xenomorph S defeated, on crates, green

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Xenomorphs Breathe of Life

And some mysterious things also happened – especially on the final night.

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Trooper N, looking from behind a tank

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Trooper W helps eyeless Trooper

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Trooper J with comrades

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Trooper on crate

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Trooper J, dual-wielding

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Xenomorph S, lunging in green

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Trooper W on trashbin, dramatic light orange

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Xenomorph S, laser rain blue

Halloween Horror Nights 5 FINAL CUT / The Invaders - Xenomorph SL, parking warden

One more thing…

There is just, one more thing. Many photos failed to qualify for HHN5 Final Cut, but since we still have space to publish them online… There will be yet another series called…

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Deleted Scenes Extra


No, this is the last photo feature article. 😆 It was a great run – I’m sure the performers, crew, creatives and most guests would agree. I can’t wait to see what the park is going to plan for HHN6! So until then – we’ll resume our regular blog posts. I have a backlog to clear.

I’ll continue to upload occasional ‘never-before-seen’ photos on Instagram (@dejiki)

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

Special Features
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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