Behind The Screams of Halloween Horror Nights 6

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Creating Damien Shipman

Halloween Horror Nights 6: Behind The Screams Tour offers fans with lights-on tours of haunted houses and insights on how park characters are brought to life. Check out some highlights of this backstage tour here!

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / RIP Tour Lanyards

Behind The Screams (BTS) Tour is an add-on to the park’s HHN6 RIP Tour and USS VIP Tour packages. The tour is about 1.5 hours long. We’re here to give you a first look at this experience, with some highlights of the tour. This is not an exhaustive report on the full tour.

SPOILER WARNING

This post includes photos taken inside two HHN6 haunted houses, Hawker Centre Massacre and Salem Witch House, with the lights on.

Photography and video recording is not permitted inside any Haunted Houses at Universal Studios Singapore during Halloween Horror Nights.


Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / visiting Hawker Centre Massacre

Our tour started with a lights-on walkthrough the Hawker Centre Massacre. For the second weekend, the creative team tweaked the entrance to the house with a new feature wall.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / RIP BTS Guide Ibrahim introducing Hawker Centre Massacre

As not everyone may have experienced HHN6 haunted houses before their BTS tour, our tour guide gave us an overview of backstories of the haunted houses, including elements that are not publicised online.

For example, the source of the outbreak at the Hawker Centre Massacre, radioactive fish at Uncle Wang’s Fish Soup stall, was a sabotage attempt from a jealous rival.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Hawker Centre Massacre haunted house lights-on tour

Even in the day, Ulu Pandan Hawker Centre looked very gloomy.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Hawker Centre Massacre haunted house lights-on tour 2

There are some elements that are easily missed at night, such as these ‘fake’ ATMs. Cheeky.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Hawker Centre Massacre haunted house lights-on tour 3 cans

Clever mix of real props and printed textures (similar to an art technique common in attraction design known as trompe l’oeil) – it’s very hard to tell at night.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Hawker Centre Massacre haunted house lights-on tour / sugar cane juicer

But otherwise, a lot of the appliances are quite real.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Hawker Centre Massacre haunted house lights-on tour / Uncle Wang's stall

The stall that started it all.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Hawker Centre Massacre haunted house lights-on tour / walking around in the day

Touring around with the lights on lets you see every little detail – from the weathering paint work to all the (fake) insects that are scattered around. No wonder all the stalls are rated D for hygiene.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Hawker Centre Massacre haunted house lights-on tour / authentic feel

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Hawker Centre Massacre haunted house lights-on tour / secret sabotage buttons 2

A lot of readers have been asking about the red buttons This is how it looks like. What does it do? Go inside the haunted house and test it yourself.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Hawker Centre Massacre haunted house lights-on tour / puking man animatronic

Technical producers accompanied us on our tour to explain the various animatronics and effects that were used in the houses, including some that are easily missed!

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Hawker Centre Massacre haunted house lights-on tour / tray return

There are no scare actors during the lights on tour, but you can bet that the atmosphere is still creepy as ‘body parts’ are lying around and the effects are also kept running.

Next stop: Salem Witch House.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Salem Witch House haunted house lights-on tour / witch house facade

You thought the house was glowing in blue? Actually it’s brown.

As it is eternally nighttime inside, guests will be offered flashlights for a better (or actually more comfortable) experience. It is unsettling even without scare actors.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Salem Witch House haunted house lights-on tour / tall ceiling

I know some guests always keep their heads down in haunted houses – because the floor seems more interesting for them… Do look up and around: The first scenes of Salem Witch House have high ceilings, there are numerous portraits all around, and somehow trees have started growing in.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Salem Witch House haunted house lights-on tour / circular rug

The three modern-day ‘witches’ conduct the ritual in the sitting room. This circular rug is a prop that would move to levitate the performers resting on it.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Salem Witch House haunted house lights-on tour / Summoning board with Oujia marker

Lots of creepy stuff can be seen all over Salem Witch House – it’s too dark or foggy to see them with just the show lights on.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Salem Witch House haunted house lights-on tour / creepy portraits

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Salem Witch House haunted house lights-on tour / props in the day

Guests will get the full story of the characters in Salem Witch House, so feel free to ask questions as every section of the haunted house depicts a different time and space. The second floor of the house focuses on the character Elizabeth, for example. After entering the the ‘Witch’s Realm’ (the white room), you will be on a one-way street to the witch hunt, and then the Horned Demon’s realm.

I think I’ve already revealed too much.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Salem Witch House haunted house lights-on tour / study room

Okay anyway – the next stop of our tour: Makeup and Costumes. Do you recognise these characters from past HHN events?

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Costumes

Over here, a makeup artist from USS Entertainment will elaborate on the various costumes and make-up techniques that will bring some 400 scare actors to life.

Costumes not only have to look right, but they have to feel like they belong to the various haunt attractions too, so that the scare actors can give fantastic performances on set.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Jack's 3-Dementia costume UV lighting

This clown nurse outfit from Jack’s 3-Dementia (2014) has special UV paint applied to disorientate guests wearing the 3D glasses.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Makeup Demo

The highlight of the room: the live makeup demo, where guests can see a performer being transformed. Present at our tour was Damien Shipman from the Bodies of Work haunted house. This is the same character (and performer) featured in our Before Dark 3 article.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Damien Shipman performer close-up

The makeup along forehead the nosebridge is done, while the jawline area is left undone so that we could see the seams of the special effects prosthetic.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Makeup Artist creating Damien Shipman

Apparently Damien Shipman’s makeup can be done within an hour. The most complicated character this year is Lady Death.

USS has an army of over 100 makeup artists to help prepare performers’ looks every night.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Damien Shipman performer hands close-up

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Makeup Artist tools

You will also get to see the tools and various types of masks, foam latex prosthetics and appliances.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Different types of prosthetics

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Behind The Screams BTS Tour 2016 / Damien Shipman gaze

He’s almost ready for HHN6. Are you?

Check out our walkthroughs of Hawker Centre Massacre and Salem Witch House with scare actors!

Special Thanks to Resorts World at Sentosa for the BTS Tour Experience.


Halloween Horror Nights 6 – Behind The Screams Tour

Exclusively available as a bundle with HHN6 RIP Tour ($238) or USS VIP Tour ($338).
Tours are conducted on 1, 8, 15, 22, 28, 29, 30 October.
Tours will accommodate a maximum of 12 guests per group, with up to 2 groups per night.

Reservation is required and must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Contact RWS Tour Operations at 65-65776077, or email at RWSTours@RWSentosa.com, to make arrangements.


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10 Responses to Behind The Screams of Halloween Horror Nights 6

  1. Amirul Hafiz October 8, 2016 at 5:39 pm #

    Thanks for the BTS Tour!! Is there by any chance you’re going to edit haunted house updates since there seem to be more improvement in hawker centre massacre for example

    • Dejiki October 9, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

      We will make a minor change to the article to include the new entrance, but the experience inside the house is largely the same.

  2. Amirul Hafiz October 9, 2016 at 11:37 am #

    Hi! Amirul here and do you planned to update more BTS Tour of other hounted houses like Hu Li’s Inn and OCH?

    • Dejiki October 9, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

      There will be no BTS tours of other houses. However, stay tuned for walkthrough photo tours of the houses, with all scare actors and lighting effects.

  3. Jed October 9, 2016 at 5:13 pm #

    Hey, just checking, how often would you be posting more HHN updates

    • Dejiki October 9, 2016 at 10:46 pm #

      HHN6 Special Features will be published throughout October, with about 3 new articles a week. If we are at the park, we may also post updates on Facebook.

  4. Amirul Hafiz October 10, 2016 at 8:45 pm #

    What about the Opening Scaremony article?

  5. Mark Lim October 17, 2016 at 6:55 pm #

    Thanks for the BTS tour. Will the R.I.P TOUR be posting up soon?

    • Dejiki October 17, 2016 at 8:50 pm #

      Yes, it will be up next. Stay tuned.

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