Halloween Horror Nights 6 Review

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - March of the Dead

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.


★ Ratings

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

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Old Changi Hospital / facade

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.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Old Changi Hospital / Woman in Red

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Old Changi Hospital / Spooky Corridors

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Old Changi Hospital / surgeon

Much of the best scares in this house are in the wards. Tread carefully and avoid waking up the tormented patients.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Old Changi Hospital / torture chamber japanese soldier

Keep going, and you will stumble into OCH’s torture chambers – where scenes are a concoction of beautifully textured spaces with grisly performances.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Old Changi Hospital / morgue

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.

Rating
Story: ★★★★★
Presentation: ★★★★★
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

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / gallery memorial

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.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Museum greeter Megan

The artist lost his family to an unfortunate fire, but the horrific tragedy has inspired some of his most groundbreaking pieces.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Damien Shipman Portrait, Security Guard
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.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Pinata explodes, boy

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Grisly Bride

At the very end, Shipman unveils his Masterpiece, a massive kinetic installation that will certainly enthrall.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Damien Shipman on the Masterpiece Carousel

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.

Rating
Story: ★★★★★
Presentation: ★★★★★★★
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

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Salem Witch House / Conjuring

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.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Salem Witch House / Regret

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.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Salem Witch House / Haunting the bed

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.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Salem Witch House / White Realm

While it can be unclear who the other witches are, hopefully the ones you meet are less cruel.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Salem Witch House / Augusta's Revenge

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.

Rating
Story: ★★★★★
Presentation: ★★★★★★★
Scare Factor: ★★★★★

Meet the DeFeo witches at the Salem Witch House Special Feature →

Tip: Look closely at the mirrors.

Hu Li’s Inn

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Hu Li's Inn / Hu Li, Fox Spirit on Stage
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.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Hu Li's Inn / Great Shanghai 1938

The club isn’t even at this majestic ‘Great Shanghai’ building. You’ll have to walk around it and go through a seedy alley!

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Hu Li's Inn / Madame Hundred Eyes

No escape from Madame Hundred Eyes, the mama-san who can see into every man’s desires and lead them to their doom.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Hu Li's Inn / Hallway to Boudoirs

Tales of deadly seduction surround Hu Li’s Inn, and you will get to visit some of the girls – not by choice.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Hu Li's Inn / White Bone Spirit

Their true forms, while not classically beautiful, are much more sophisticated than the fashion and style typical of Old Shanghai.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Hu Li's Inn / Hu Li - Feasting on the preyed

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.

Rating
Story: ★★★★★
Presentation: ★★★★★
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

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Hawker Centre Massacre / Welcome to Ulu Pandan

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.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Hawker Centre Massacre / Thugs

And they’re quite hungry… (or unwilling to share their table.)

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Hawker Centre Massacre / Indian Uncle

Those who have yet to turn are beyond terrified.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Hawker Centre Massacre / Sundries

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.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Hawker Centre Massacre / Aunty Chicken Rice
Real scares, real tears.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Hawker Centre Massacre / Toilet woman

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.

Rating
Story: ★★★★★
Presentation: ★★★★★
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

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - March of the Dead / Lady Blue

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.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - March of the Dead / The Lovers

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.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - March of the Dead / High Priestess

It’s a very mysterious scare zone. Somehow everyone is dressed to kill, and not allowed to talk about it.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - March of the Dead / The Skeletons

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.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - March of the Dead / Death March, Lady Death

Halloween Horror Nights 6 SURVIVAL GUIDE by Dejiki.com / March of the Dead: The Resurrection
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.

Rating
Story: ★★★☆☆
Presentation: ★★★★★
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 →

Suicide Forest

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Suicide Forest / The Entrance

Visitors to the Suicide Forest are not expected to return, as the evil spirits lingering in the woods drive them to their end.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Suicide Forest / Red Dolls

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.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Suicide Forest / The Mist

If exploring the spooky woods isn’t enough, there is a derelict train tunnel in the middle of the forest.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Suicide Forest / Creature of the Tunnel

We have yet to uncover the real evil within the forest. But I think we’re nearly there.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Suicide Forest / Car Crash

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.

Rating
Story: ★★★☆☆
Presentation: ★★★★☆
Scare Factor: ★★★★★

Search for the missing people at the Suicide Forest Special Feature →

Review: Jack’s Recurring Nightmare Circus

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Curtains

Jack is back! And he is putting up a new show: Jack’s Recurring Nightmare Circus.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Maniacs

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.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Girls

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.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Short Fuse

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.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Stunts Act
Precise bullwhip lashing, as a prelude to the heart-stopping knife throwing act

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus /

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.

Rating
Presentation: ★★★★★
Explosions: ★★★★★
Oddballs: ★★★★★

You don’t know JACK until you’ve read the Jack’s Recurring Nightmare Circus Special Feature →


Review: HHN6 Opening Scaremony

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Opening Scaremony DJ

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…

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Opening Scaremony / Jack the Clown on the skull

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.

Special Thanks to Resorts World Sentosa for inviting Dejiki.com to the HHN6 Media Preview.
I’d like to also thank my dear friends who were with me during the night – your energy kept me going!


What’s next?

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.

Follow us (@dejiki) on Instagram, as we will be sharing a lot of exclusive photos of haunted houses and scare zones!

What do you think about HHN6?

If you’ve experienced HHN6, we love to hear your thoughts! Drop us a message via comments here, or via our Facebook Page!

Caught any killer snaps at the event? Share your photos with us! Simply tag us (@dejiki) on Instagram inside the photo, or drop us a message via the comments here.

Have you bought your HHN6 tickets?

Check our Event & Ticketing Guide. Our much-requested Survival Guide will be published very soon.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 – The Full Event Coverage

Check back throughout October for extended event coverage on Halloween Horror Nights 6! For updates, Like our page and share with your friends:

Halloween Horror Nights 7 (2017)
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

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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Halloween Horror Nights 5 (2015)

Halloween Horror Nights 4

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16 Responses to Halloween Horror Nights 6 Review

  1. Valardohaeriz September 29, 2016 at 4:19 pm #

    Still no beating HHN4’s theme. I miss them demons.

  2. Roz September 29, 2016 at 7:11 pm #

    Looks so excitinnnggggggg!!!!

  3. Qurratu October 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm #

    There wasnt enough time to get to all the haunted houses and watch the shows. Last year was better in terms of being able to immerse in the whole atmosphere and experience the horror night fully (most probably because there were only 3 houses, so the rest of the time was spent roaming the scare zones). This year’s theme is cool and different, loved it! Sadly there wasnt much time to experience the atmosphere fully due to lack of time (too much time spent queuing, chasing queues and couldnt spend more time in the scare zones).

  4. Ng Yi-Sheng October 3, 2016 at 1:55 am #

    I was so glad I bought the express pass! It was really worth it to be able to bypass the long lines. So much creativity went into this production.

    • Marian October 3, 2016 at 10:30 pm #

      Do you mind if I ask what’s the normal queue time for the haunted houses and other rides if you have and don’t have an express pass?

  5. Marian October 3, 2016 at 10:29 pm #

    I’d love another RIP tour review if possible, maybe more photos of the VIP areas and the buffet. 🙂 Your review for it during HHN5 was what convinced me to splurge on RIP tickets for me & my family so thank you for that!

  6. Daina October 6, 2016 at 8:32 am #

    how about walkthrough other haunted houses….?

    • Dejiki October 6, 2016 at 10:32 am #

      Stay tuned for our photo tours of the other houses.

  7. chaoriwei October 7, 2016 at 3:34 pm #

    I am a frequent pass holder. I want to comment about Jack’s Recurring has more than one type of circus show. First time was chair stacking show. Next was knife throwing act.
    Try it in different hours and you will find out.

    • Dejiki October 7, 2016 at 10:54 pm #

      As mentioned in the post, the knife throwing and rola bola acts are in rotation.

  8. Roz October 9, 2016 at 10:59 am #

    got many good scares this year! USS has really outdone themselves, the sets are very detailed. only
    grouse was when we went through Hu Li’s Inn a second time, many of the scare actors were on their break so it was a bit quiet.

    The March of the Dead was eeriely beautiful and the raised stage at NY for the show was also a good choice, better than last year’s Invaders which had tooo much happening.

    Enjoyed Jack’s Nightmare Circus, we managed to catch both acts. Even got free salad 🙂

  9. Amirul Hafiz October 11, 2016 at 6:37 pm #

    Can you add english subtitle in Hu Li’s Inn Walkthrough video please. I really dying to know what those ‘ladies’ saying

  10. aidil mohd October 16, 2016 at 7:28 pm #

    Just came back from HHN6. One word, AMAZING! While last year’s Haunted MRT came out tops for me, this year, Hu Li’s Inn, Old Changi Hospital and Hawker Centre Massacre were definitely mind-blowing. March of the Dead gave me a chance to delve into my favourite topic, SKULLS and Sugar Skulls especially so. The face-painting was meticulous and the costumes were epic! Whoever thought to put lights on the character’s face to illuminate them, you’re a GOD, it was easier to photograph them (and be photographed WITH them).

    Yes, queue’s were long and hot (dress appropriately and skip them heels ladies, and bring a face towel to mop up the sweat; wet tissues just means more litter. Oh and for the love of gawd, shower and put on deodorant people!) and if you didn’t buy or couldn’t afford the Express Pass / Plus or RIP tours, please don’t spit on those who could, it’s very unbecoming.

    Suicide Forest was a tad disappointing; just a tad, not much and Salem Witch House was so-so.

    Don’t forget the rides! If it’s too warm, take the Revenge of the Mummy (sans express pass) and cool off in the AC enclosure (your other option would be Transformers: The Ride).

    This is my 6th HHN and personally, I feel that it really hit home when the scares are something you can relate to and are in the local or regional context. It’s the scares we grew up with as kids. However, I do welcome one or two of the Western horrors and scares. Time now to start planning for HHN7 …

    PS: DO go with someone who loves being scared and will yell in fright. If someone in your group doesn’t scare easily, or laughs off the shocks, OR (worse) spoils your fun by being a douche (pointing out would-be scares and/or mocks the talents), tell them that for that one night, you don’t wanna be friends with them anymore and leave them at home. You REALLY don’t want to experience this with people like that. 😉

  11. Leon October 17, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

    Felt disappointed for this year HHN, i think there is only 3 quarter of scare actor compared to last year HHN. No doubt the decoration are nice, but they should place more scare actor around the park to scare people so that we can scream or hear people screaming all night round.

    Agree with aidil, if you came in here like a douche and just laugh around, whats the point of coming. We paid the money to feel the thrill of jump scare.

  12. Takara October 25, 2016 at 10:08 pm #

    How long is the queue if you’re not getting the express pass? Because the pass costs like 80 dollars which is ridiculous, as it is more expensive than the admission ticket.

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