Lady Death has engulfed the world with the darkness within! Discover Halloween Horror Nights 6 with photos from all 5 haunted houses and 2 scare zones!
This review showcases many photos of this amazing event – for the ultimate HHN review experience.
Our rating scores three categories on a 5-star scale: The Story, Presentation (of the overall thematic experience) and Scare Factor. If the attraction exceeds expectations, it would be awarded with bonus blood-red stars.
Review: HHN6 Haunted Houses
Haunted Houses are enclosed attractions filled with intimate scares and special effects. This year, every house is an expression of the darkness within. And there’s something about the HHN6 line-up of houses – every haunt has at least one special, memorable experience.
Old Changi Hospital
Old Changi Hospital (OCH) fuses many of its famous ghost stories into a gripping nightmare. It is after all, based on one of the most haunted places in the world.
If you ignore the old man’s warning and trespass into the hospital, you will start seeing things from beyond, such as vengeful spirits at every turn.
Much of the best scares in this house are in the wards. Tread carefully and avoid waking up the tormented patients.
Keep going, and you will stumble into OCH’s torture chambers – where scenes are a concoction of beautifully textured spaces with grisly performances.
This haunted house is cleverly designed with many sharp turns and hidden secrets. Apart from those trickery, there’s also clever use of fog, light and darkness – altogether it’s a very exhilarating experience. And so this house is destined to be the scariest of the five.
Similar to The MRT (2015), Old Changi Hospital is a compendium of stories presented in a haunted house. So don’t think you can catch a break as you explore Singapore’s most haunted, because horror never ends.
Scare Factor: ★★★★★★★
Visit Singapore’s Most Haunted in the Old Changi Hospital special feature →
Tip: Not kidding about the hospital ward. Don’t disturb the patients!
Bodies of Work
Showing exclusively at the scorched Shipman Gallery of Art, Damien Shipman redefines art in Bodies of Work. This macabre exhibition is a retrospective on Shipman’s life using unconventional mixed media.
The artist lost his family to an unfortunate fire, but the horrific tragedy has inspired some of his most groundbreaking pieces.
Self Portrait, Damien Shipman – and an unhappy security guard
The entire house is painted blood-red with survivor’s guilt and remnants of shattered memories. And the gallery staff are not spared from the savage terror either.
At the very end, Shipman unveils his Masterpiece, a massive kinetic installation that will certainly enthrall.
Bodies of Work is a surreal, twisted journey through Damien Shipman’s memories. While the amount of gore can be quite terrifying for some, grab your smelling salts and brave through the blood and guts – the experience for the story alone is very satisfying.
Setting this up at the Waterworld queue gave the team larger spaces to devise complex distractions, which is a luxury for haunted houses. Fragments of the story are scattered all over the galleries (aptly like the amount of body parts) so you might want to give this house a few walkthroughs to connect the pieces.
Scare Factor: ★★★★★
Take a trip down memory lane at the Bodies of Work special feature →
Tip: Take part in Damien Shipman’s masterpiece, if you dare.
Salem Witch House
The DeFeo witches have awoken, manifesting the darkness within at Salem Witch House. Witness the hauntings in this cursed mansion as you uncover the secrets of Augusta DeFeo.
The ‘witchcraft enthusiasts’ that were behind the Witches’ return were quick to regret their foolishness. It’s always too late to turn back… and unfortunately you will have to discover the consequences.
Impressively, this is a multi-level (or even multi-dimensional?) haunted house. Be prepared to walk up and down creepy staircases, and try to keep yourself together between rooms. Augusta is watching, and she will share her story through visions of the past.
While it can be unclear who the other witches are, hopefully the ones you meet are less cruel.
With immense theming and a lot of special effects, Salem Witch House certainly felt like some old house from the centuries past: down to the creaky wooden floors, torn ornate wallpapers, and cloudy mirrors. Augusta the Witch always made us feel like we’re unwelcomed guests – there is always the element of suspense in every room.
This house reminded me of Adrift (2013) – from the transitions to the overall attention to detail in its design. Those who remember Adrift will know what I’m talking about.
Scare Factor: ★★★★★
Meet the DeFeo witches at the Salem Witch House Special Feature →
Tip: Look closely at the mirrors.
Hu Li’s Inn
Hu Li sings!
Set in 1930s Shanghai, Hu Li’s Inn is a nightclub operated by shapeshifting spirits, with Hu Li (Fox Spirit) as the prima donna. We’ve previously discovered some of her friends, but turns out this speakeasy is run by a much bigger gang.
The club isn’t even at this majestic ‘Great Shanghai’ building. You’ll have to walk around it and go through a seedy alley!
No escape from Madame Hundred Eyes, the mama-san who can see into every man’s desires and lead them to their doom.
Tales of deadly seduction surround Hu Li’s Inn, and you will get to visit some of the girls – not by choice.
Their true forms, while not classically beautiful, are much more sophisticated than the fashion and style typical of Old Shanghai.
In the end, you might find that the nightclub’s peculiar location (stuck between Ancient Egypt and Sci-Fi City) isn’t all that random… After all, the whole house is a pop-up conjured by the beastly beings.
This haunted house is a crowd favourite during the preview. There are little things that already look strange from the start, and eagle-eyed guests will quickly see through the illusion. Subtle touches make Singapore’s unique houses great, and Hu Li’s Inn, despite having very little space to work with, has its own world of charm – and it could be the house that people will be talking about.
Scare Factor: ★★★★★
Tip: Look closely at the friendly ‘humans’ working at Hu Li’s Inn.
As a bonus, enjoy a video tour around Hu Li’s Inn. Spoiler alert!
Hawker Centre Massacre
It’s die die must try gone wrong at Hawker Centre Massacre, when radioactive food poisoning sparks off an outbreak, turning people into flesh-eating killers.
And they’re quite hungry… (or unwilling to share their table.)
Those who have yet to turn are beyond terrified.
It’s far too late to buy anything from the cluttered alleys, but it’s good to know that Ulu Pandan Hawker Centre is well stocked with sundries.
Real scares, real tears.
While this haunted house is staged outside of Soundstage 28, it somehow has the detailing and atmosphere of typical ‘SS28 flagship’ haunted houses. The hawker centre feels airy and open, and the way the path weaves through cramped stalls and shops adds to the authenticity.
Apart from the quite clean (and new) feel of this hawker centre, it has much of the sights, sounds and smells of a real place. Perhaps a few more nights will grime it up. The sheer amount of props here is unbelievable – looks even far more than in the Siloso Gateway Block 50 (2015) haunted house.
Scare Factor: ★★★★★
Feast on more horrors at the Hawker Centre Massacre Special Feature →
Tip: Stay alert while inside the shops, and don’t touch anything that’s glowing – it’s radioactive!
Review: HHN6 Scare Zones
Scare zones are open, dynamic walkthrough areas where performers and guests may roam freely.
March of the Dead
Based on Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the March of the Dead scare zone celebrates Death and honours the departed.
Without a doubt, this is one of the most beautiful scare zones ever created – just look at costume and makeup! And you know it’s a major highlight of HHN6 when performers roam around the entire park as part of the Death March theatrical procession, with Lady Death in the lead.
Dressed in their best and with calavera (skull) makeup and masks, the revellers observe the Day of the Dead festival in absolute silence and over-the-top seriousness.
The movements of the performers are so delicate and elegant, and no one speaks.
It’s a very mysterious scare zone. Somehow everyone is dressed to kill, and not allowed to talk about it.
Lady Death celebrates her reign around the park during the Death March, a procession that starts from Ancient Egypt (anti-clockwise direction towards New York). It was announced earlier to be a carnival procession, but it seemed more like a funeral march. While a bit smaller than expected, it is still an impressive theatrical cavalcade.
You’ll only see real action during The Resurrection street show.
We might be spoiled by the non-stop action flick experience from The Invaders (2015). This scare zone lacks the bustle of a festival and is caught in a hypnotic pace. It’s a pity that the characters look amazing but their performance only brings out a somber, enigmatic mood.
Excellent makeup and costuming aside, the scare zone could’ve been more generous with the props – logically the sets need to be smaller and mobile to accommodate the Death March, but without that performance, the scare zone felt empty. Those who love to take photos with scare actors will definitely love this zone, as performers move at a glacial pace and are always ready to pose. They even have LED lights shining on their faces!
Perhaps the concept will be tweaked for the opening weekend. We will update the rating here if it does.
Scare Factor: ★☆☆☆☆
Revel in the celebrations of Death and beyond at the March of the Dead Special Feature →
Follow Lady Death’s theatrical procession at the Death March Special Feature →
Visitors to the Suicide Forest are not expected to return, as the evil spirits lingering in the woods drive them to their end.
While it is inspired by the Aokigahara forest in Japan, Suicide Forest has several creepy forest stories rolled into one. There are some rather disturbing sights here, and the zone is a bit darker than the village of Hungry Ghosts (2015), so you better hold on to someone (make sure they’re real) if you’re easily startled.
If exploring the spooky woods isn’t enough, there is a derelict train tunnel in the middle of the forest.
We have yet to uncover the real evil within the forest. But I think we’re nearly there.
The Forest of Jurassic Park zone is creepy at night without any lights on, so this scare zone is naturally unsettling. At the moment the forest felt rather disparate with many sub-zones that didn’t seem to complement each other, unlike in the past 3 years. We may need to fully immerse ourselves here for a longer time to discover the true darkness within Suicide Forest.
Scare Factor: ★★★★★
Search for the missing people at the Suicide Forest Special Feature →
Review: Jack’s Recurring Nightmare Circus
Jack is back! And he is putting up a new show: Jack’s Recurring Nightmare Circus.
This is a refined version of the original Jack’s Nightmare Circus (2014). Some of the dance tracks were similar, but it was not merely cut and paste. Overall, the show is a lot tighter.
Chance, Jack’s right-hand woman, is missing from this show as she is the icon of HHN26. In her place is a new character – the one with the bob.
With no Gordo Gamsby sideshow this year, Jack’s Circus will feature a highlight act from guest performers, which will be on rotation. The knife throwing act is Deadly Games from Season 11 (2016) of America’s Got Talent.
Precise bullwhip lashing, as a prelude to the heart-stopping knife throwing act
I am pleasantly surprised at the show. It is much better than the original, which was entertaining but had a lull in between. There are no drawn-out dance segments in this one – they are just right.
You don’t know JACK until you’ve read the Jack’s Recurring Nightmare Circus Special Feature →
Review: HHN6 Opening Scaremony
Lady Death interrupts a lengthy EDM opening to HHN6, giving rise to the Darkness Within. A hooded skull raises from the stage, and various icons from this year’s haunt venues morph on it. This is also the only moment where Lady Death speaks, and her voice has brought darkness to the land…
Experience the complete opening show at the HHN6 Opening Scaremony Special Feature →
This year’s Opening Scaremony combines some of the best ideas from the past, with huge projections, pyrotechnics and an ensemble of performers toward the end. The show feels a bit lengthy, in fact we were glad that Lady Death cut the music abruptly – I’m sure HHN6 guests would be grateful that their HHN6 misadventures could start promptly as well.
Congratulations, you have made it to the end of the HHN6 Review!
Note: This review is mostly based on the Media Preview and Opening Weekend. Your experience may vary with crowd conditions and creative adjustments by the park.
I’d like to also thank my dear friends who were with me during the night – your energy kept me going!
We will be at the park to cover Jack’s Recurring Nightmare Circus, March of the Dead: The Resurrection, and any updates to the scare zones and haunted houses in upcoming posts. Reports on the event nights (wait times, happenings, crowds, etc) will be posted on our Facebook page when available. More Special Features will be published separately throughout October.
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Halloween Horror Nights 6 – The Full Event Coverage
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Before Dark ZERO: Scare actor auditions
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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
Halloween Horror Nights