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Halloween Horror Nights 4 – Before Dark 2

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Minister of Evil's Stage 2

We are back at Universal Studios Singapore for another look at the park’s changes for Halloween Horror Nights 4. Check out some of the new scary and unsettling props in this issue of Before Dark.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - BEFORE DARK by Dejiki.com

Part One | Part Two | Part Three


◂ Minister of Evil ▸

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Minister of Evil's Stage 1

The stage is set for the The Minister of Evil. Every night of HHN4 will be graced by the presence of Jonah Goodwill, leader of the new world. To mark the rule of demons over the park, The Minister will make a grand entrance at the Opening Scaremony here.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Minister of Evil's Stage 3

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Minister of Evil's Stage 4

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Minister of Evil's Stage 5

Peek at the back of the stage, which looks like it is hiding some surprises. Who knows what might happen at the Opening Scaremony? ;)

◂ Canyon of the Cursed ▸

The canyon’s entrance archway is finally up. Even for a simple arch, there are plenty of details. Let’s have a look:

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Canyon of the Cursed 1

The base structure might be the same (cloth-wrapped steel frame), but the logs, with more props attached, give this year’s arch some of that wild west character. Another difference: The frame is positioned closer to Sci-Fi City this time. The statues of the Anubis guardians no longer block the arch.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Canyon of the Cursed 3

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Canyon of the Cursed 5

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Canyon of the Cursed 6

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Canyon of the Cursed 2 - banner detail

Can you spot the two factions at war in the banner artwork?

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Canyon of the Cursed 7

Remember last year’s tattered canopy at the Convention of Curses?

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Canyon of the Cursed 8

It is back, but draped along the area in front of Revenge of the Mummy.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Canyon of the Cursed 9

During Halloween season, there is only one angle to capture the Temple building, which is to stand on the left of the facade. Photographers, take note please.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Canyon of the Cursed 10

The set pieces for this scare zones have yet to arrive from the wild west. For now, this majestic sculpture, a giant head of a Native American Indian, looks on from the edge of the scarezone.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Canyon of the Cursed 11

◂ Bogeyman ▸

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Bogeyman scarezone 1

After reading last week’s update, you might think that there was already enough stuff in this scarezone.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Bogeyman scarezone 2

Apparently it was not nearly enough. Anyway, this entrance (facing Sci-Fi City) also has an archway.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Bogeyman scarezone 3

Behind the arch: A few basketball hoops, attached to a backing board that oddly, is in the shape of Singapore Island. I wonder which production that came from.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Bogeyman scarezone 4

This scarezone, with all its knickknacks and bric-à-brac, is looking more like an re-imagination of last year’s haunted house, House No. 13: POSSESSIONS.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Bogeyman scarezone / Playground of horrors

This looks like a place to relive childhood memories.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Bogeyman scarezone / Playground of horrors

The haunting ones, only.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Bogeyman scarezone 8 / Childhood Horrors

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Bogeyman scarezone 9 / Childhood Horrors

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Bogeyman scarezone 10 / Scarecrow and News Horrors

That.. is quite disturbing. Even in broad daylight.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Bogeyman scarezone 11 / Scarecrow and News Horrors

Probably the most terrifying section of this scarezone.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Bogeyman scarezone 12 / Closets and Wardrobes

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Bogeyman scarezone 13 / Scary clothes hanging around

Joining the cramped alley of cupboards and closets: hanging clothes. This looks like the return of that infamous (and very unsettling) wardrobe scene from the Vengeance of the Matriarch haunted house back at Halloween Horror Nights (2011).

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Bogeyman scarezone 14 / Rags hanging around

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Bogeyman scarezone 15 / Strangely bouncy floor

There’s also this section of the floor that’s oddly.. bouncy.

◂ Demoncracy ▸

The fragments of Statue of Liberty are now popular scenic photo spots in USS. The Minister of Evil is not amused by such blatant lack of respect for finely crafted destruction, but I’m sure the Minister’s press secretary appreciates the publicity.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - DEMONCRACY scarezone 1

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - DEMONCRACY scarezone 2 / Church windows

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - DEMONCRACY scarezone 5 / broken windows

More broken buildings are now on the street, along with this creepy broken statue (likely a Weeping Angel):

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - DEMONCRACY scarezone 4 / Scary angel

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - DEMONCRACY scarezone 3 / Earth shattering props

And there are some larger props in the form of sloped asphalt. Probably pieces of the earth-shattering crack across the street.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - DEMONCRACY scarezone 3 / Groundbreaking, car

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - DEMONCRACY scarezone 6 / Terror tram

More vehicles and even a subway train have joined fray to be part of the most chaotic city on Earth.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - DEMONCRACY scarezone 7 / Terror train

◂ Scary Tales ▸

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Scary Tales scarezone 1

Scary Tales is receiving the same treatment as the Forbidden Forest last year, starting with this sign.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Scary Tales scarezone 2

For now, the jungle of Jurassic Park is still unaffected by Halloween Horror Nights. Enjoy the peace and quiet while it lasts!

◂ The Haunted Houses ▸

Signage for the Haunted Houses are now up:

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - The L.A.B Laboratory of Alien Breeding 1

The L.A.B. – like last year’s Possessions haunted house, the entrance would be through the scarezone at Jurassic Park (Scary Tales this year).

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - The L.A.B Laboratory of Alien Breeding 2

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Jack's 3-Dementia 1

Jack’s 3-Dementia – looking very dimensional indeed.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 Singapore - Before Dark 2 - Jack's 3-Dementia 2

This is my favourite sign so far. Colourful, twisted. If only HHN has some sort of horror carnival – not a haunted house or scarezone, but a fair with games and stuff. That would be fun.

Now then, since you’ve made it through this photo report… What are your thoughts on this year’s park decorations for Halloween Horror Nights 4?


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Halloween Horror Nights 4 – Before Dark

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - Before Dark - Minister of Evil's Welcome 1

Witness Universal Studios Singapore‘s gradual transformation into a world of terror, directed by the vision of The Minister of Evil, in the HHN4 Before Dark photo reports.

Halloween Horror Nights 4 - BEFORE DARK by Dejiki.com

Part One | Part Two | Part Three


Dejiki.com’s Before Dark series is a day-time photography log showcasing the elaborate creative work behind Universal Studios Singapore’s frightening blockbuster event, Halloween Horror Nights 4. Check out past years’ Before Dark features here.

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Singapore Night Festival 2014 - 4

After missing Singapore Night Festival in the last two years, I made it a point to be at the festival grounds this year, at all costs. So one friday night, I was at the front lawn of the Singapore Art Museum, watching the now-iconic projection art on the museum’s façade.

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