Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Make The Cut haunted house / Reception

Discover Halloween Horror Nights 7 with photos from all 5 haunted houses and 2 scare zones in this review megapost!

The 7 Deadlier Sins at Halloween Horror Nights 7

This year, the park crafted cinematic experiences that are more imaginative… and deadlier than the last two years. Check back in October as this site goes into full Halloween mode with over 11 special features on the new haunting attractions and experiences – presented by Dejiki style.

NEW: ‘Zombie Laser Tag’ attraction and ‘Slice of Life Tour’ show added.

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Haunted Houses | Scare Zones | Zombie Laser Tag | Shows | Highlights Video

Review: HHN7 Haunted Houses

Haunted Houses are walkthrough attractions with special effects and intense scares. This year, every house embodies one of the Deadlier Sins.

TERROR-Cotta Empress

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - TERROR-Cotta Empress haunted house / Terracotta Entrance

Explore the ruins of Empress Qing’s mausoleum, a vast burial ground filled with terracotta figures.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - TERROR-Cotta Empress haunted house / Empress Chamber

After a detour in the caverns, you suddenly find yourself in an entirely different place… and time.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - TERROR-Cotta Empress haunted house / Palace Rooms

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - TERROR-Cotta Empress haunted house / Portrait room

A cruel tale of ascension comes to life as you explore the royal palace. Of course, not everyone would submit to her rule, and if you don’t – you might suffer the same fate.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - TERROR-Cotta Empress haunted house / Torture Prison

If you manage to escape from her palace and torture chambers, do not disturb her final resting place.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - TERROR-Cotta Empress haunted house / Escape

It was a delight to see the detailed palace chambers, uncommon special effects and quite a handful of memorable rooms – well, she is Halloween royalty. This also felt like the longest maze – after all, you’re going back in time.. and hopefully back.

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

Travel back in time and meet Empress Qing, at the TERROR-Cotta Empress special feature →

HEX

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - HEX forest

If you could wish for anything – what would it be? Love? Revenge? Hope? Success? You’ll have the time to think about it as you trek through a creepy jungle to the Midnight Man’s house of black magic.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - HEX haunted house / Midnight Man

He can offer you anything you want… at a price. Before you decide, you might want to review some real-life testimonials from previous customers.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - HEX haunted house / Spell for Love

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - HEX haunted house / Murder of Crow

As Midnight Man ensnares his victims into an unending realm of manipulation, every wish becomes a curse, often with fatal outcomes.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - HEX haunted house / Ritual in progress

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - HEX haunted house / Voodoo Dolls

The effects here can be quite… morbid (if you are lucky you can watch the entire ‘Baby’ wish effect unfold), and there are some of the most dramatic performances in this house. So don’t miss this house. And be careful what you wish for.

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

What is the price of deadly wishes? Find out at HEX now →

Learn about how the Midnight Man character is created every night at the HEX (Behind the Scenes) Special Feature →

Inside The Mind

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Inside The Mind / Patient Interview

Breach into a Secure Psychiatric Facility, where you can venture Inside The Mind of a serial killer.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Inside The Mind / Mind Vault

This is not a typical visit to a correctional facility.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Inside The Mind / Childhood Terrors

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Inside The Mind / Red nightmares

Your trip will uncover the various parts inside the brain and phases of the murderer’s mind – from repressed memories, adrenaline corridors, the moment of the ‘kill’, recovering from impulses, and ultimately losing control to his obsession.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Inside The Mind / The Murderer

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Inside The Mind / Lord Obsession

Full of unconventional elements, Inside The Mind is perhaps the most creative house that USS has ever executed. You will go deep inside the mind – quite literally, through some very vivid and abstract spaces, and the journey comes full circle at the close. Truly, a masterpiece.

Note: Due to special effects, there is a height requirement of 130cm at this attraction.

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

Visit the killer’s mental prison. Jump to the Inside The Mind special feature →

DEATH Mall

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - DEATH Mall haunted house entrance facade

Decimated by a tragic structural failure, vengeful spirits haunt the halls and shops at DEATH Mall. Responsible for the collapse of Southpoint Mall is the owner, Stanley Hung, who stubbornly demanded the mall to be built within 6 months.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - DEATH Mall haunted house entrance

The ghostly inhabitants are on the attack at every turn – and some of them have been merged into Malice. Don’t let your guard down.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - DEATH Mall haunted house / backdoor

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - DEATH Mall haunted house / supermarket

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - DEATH Mall haunted house / ceiling repairman

Watch your head as you walk through the rubble, and find your way out through a destroyed cinema.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - DEATH Mall haunted house / cinema

Death Mall is certainly not lacking in scale or overall execution. The sets are very detailed and there are many special effects going on, but it didn’t feel as ‘wow’ as the other houses. Perhaps it tried to do too much.

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

Southpoint Mall is now open. Visit it now at the DEATH Mall special feature →

Make The Cut

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Make The Cut haunted house / Street Alley

K/LL Entertainment is looking for the next Gore-Pop star, and you could be the ONE! Why not visit their offices and audition for Make The Cut?

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Make The Cut haunted house / Photo studio

This is Gore-Pop, not K-Pop. So your face might be too plain for photos.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Make The Cut haunted house / KILL Entertainment CEO, Kim Die Young

You’ll find out what it takes to be on top of the G-Pop game.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Make The Cut haunted house / Surgery

Seems like you either fight your way up, or you get cut.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Make The Cut haunted house / Raven recording studio

Don’t anger the Queen Bee, Raven – leader of the Slit Face Girls.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Make The Cut haunted house / Makeup studio

As this house is quite compact, so expect scares in your face, and smart use of misdirection. The rooms are brighter than the rest, so you get to oogle at the beautiful and dashing starlets who did not have what it takes to topple the Slit Face Girls.

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

Beauty is only skin deep. Visit the K/LL Entertainment HQ now at the Make The Cut special feature →


Review: HHN7 Scare Zones

Scare zones are open, dynamic walkthrough areas where performers and guests may roam freely.

Pilgrimage of Sin

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Pilgrimage of Sin overview

What is the true evil driving the 7 Sinisters? The Pilgrimage of Sin might hold the answer.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Pilgrimage of Sin scare zone / torture pillar

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Pilgrimage of Sin scare zone / Pulling

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Pilgrimage of Sin scare zone / Domination

It is absolutely dreadful and full of suffering in this unsettling scare zone.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Pilgrimage of Sin scare zone / Tortured Lady

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Pilgrimage of Sin scare zone / Crazy Mom

Pilgrimage of Sin feels a lot like Demoncracy (2014), which had an incredible atmosphere of danger and destruction. This year’s take has a very gloomy, bloody, and graphic turn. The Deadlier Sins are real, and the remaining humans are clearly unhinged – and you’ll see some stellar scare-acting here.

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

Happy Horror Days

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Happy Horror Days scare zone / Father Time

Happy Holidays Horror Days! The perverse Father Time has stopped the clock, twisting joyful occasions into dreadful events.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Happy Horror Days scare zone / Happy New Year

My, oh my.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Happy Horror Days scare zone / Cupid

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Happy Horror Days scare zone / Chinese New Year

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Happy Horror Days scare zone christmas

Since there are seven horror-days here, they are quite dispersed because we don’t need a further mixup.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Happy Horror Days scare zone / Happy New Year

If you love taking photos – this is the place! The zone is filled with bright, colourful lights and there are many characters in strange costumes for that memorable ‘gram.

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

Zombie Laser Tag

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Zombie Laser Tag loaded

At this ‘VIP’ Zombie Survival Experience, you’ll team up with 3 other friends to battle zombies amid an outbreak. This attraction is not included in HHN7 Admission, or RIP Tour. An additional fee is required for this experience.

During every laser tag game session, up to 4 guests will be in the game area at any time. It feels like being thrown into the ‘Left 4 Dead’ video game – for real.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Zombie Laser Tag FOCUS

The team leader will be given an extra challenge at one area. Choose your leader wisely!

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Zombie Laser Tag scene Pier

There are numerous zombies to fend off in the game area, but usually the first player encountering them will score all the hits. Was it a cool experience? Yes – Even the mission briefing was well-themed. Perhaps next year the park will build on this and have larger play areas, or enhance the gameplay so that all 4 players will get to hit more zombies.

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

Survive the zombie apocalypse. See more photos of Zombie Laser Tag →

Review: HHN7 Shows

Slice of Life Tour

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Slit Face Girls / Slice of Life Tour

The Slit Face Girls from Make The Cut haunted house have arrived at the Hollywood Stage for their Slice of Life World Tour!

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Slit Face Girls / Slice of Life Tour 2

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Slit Face Girls / Slice of Life Tour 3

It’s a short show, but at least you’ll get to meet the G-Pop trio and learn more about them. And of course, something dramatic happens.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Slit Face Girls / Slice of Life Tour 4

The park was able to pull off a decent show that not only felt like it was a mini concert, but it had some decent original songs written and performed.

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

Laboratorium show

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Laboratorium show / Dr. White

This is an all-new, original show starring Dr. White, a very reputable plague doctor – or is he?

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Laboratorium show / backflip

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Laboratorium show / Dr. White

Throughout the show, Dr. White will attempt to find a cure for the plague, with unexpected results.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review - Laboratorium show / aerial

While nobody can top Jack, Dr. White’s mischief is almost as bad as that crazy clown. This 25-minute spectacle will feature some superhuman acts (no thanks to the Doctor’s hapless treatments), so you’ll definitely not want to miss this.

Rating
Story: ★★★★☆
Presentation: ★★★★★
Common Sense: ★☆☆☆☆
Treatment Effectiveness: ?????


Highlights Video


You’ve made it to the end of the HHN7 review!

Note: This review is based on the Media Preview and Opening Weekend. Your experience at HHN7 may vary with crowd conditions and creative adjustments by the park.

Special Thanks to Resorts World Sentosa for the invitation to the HHN7 Media Preview.

Video by Lynette. Additional Photography by Giselle.


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Halloween Horror Nights 7 – Dejiki’s Full Event Coverage

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HHN8 REVEALED: Infinite Fear and Stranger Things
Meet the Killuminati / The Ceremonial Sacrifice (HHN8 press conference)
HHN8 Construction Updates: Before Dark 1 | Before Dark 2 | Before Dark 3 | Before Dark 4 | Before Dark 5
FIRST LOOK: Stranger Things haunted house with Behind the scenes tour
Halloween Horror Nights 8 COMPLETE REVIEW
SURVIVAL GUIDE: HHN8 Tips, Strategies and Secrets

HHN8 RIP (VIP) TOUR and Behind the Screams (BTS) Tour review

Features on Haunted Houses, Scare Zones and Experiences
INFINITE FEAR Opening Scaremony show | Zombie Laser Tag 2018
Pagoda of Peril | The Haunting of Oiwa

Universal Studios Japan (USJ) 2018
Universal Surprise Halloween/ Halloween Horror Nights 2018 Event Guide
Halloween Horror Nights – The Archives
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9 Responses to Halloween Horror Nights 7 Review

  1. Ashley September 28, 2017 at 8:10 pm #

    how do you make sure you’re in the first row of the scaremony? and what time do you recommend reaching the USS gates to be the first in line?

    • Dejiki September 28, 2017 at 8:32 pm #

      The park gates for day operations close at 6pm. After you can start queuing up for night entry. In past years, the park will start admitting guests for HHN from 7pm. Thereafter, it’s a mad dash to the front.

      As this year’s opening scaremony has a new format where the street would be split for the red carpet. I will include tips (if any) in the survival guide post which will be published later this weekend.

  2. Yuriko September 28, 2017 at 9:32 pm #

    The laser tag?
    You never try it?

    • Dejiki September 28, 2017 at 9:35 pm #

      ‘Zombie Laser Tag’ attraction review and photos will be added at a later time.

  3. Samson sim September 30, 2017 at 11:55 pm #

    If I would like to go to the right, where will the best place be to start at the queue

  4. Mark Caldwell October 1, 2017 at 4:16 pm #

    How would you rate the overall experience of the 1. Haunted Houses and 2. Scare Zones, compared to the 2016 and 2015 versions of Halloween Horror Nights in Singapore?

  5. Daniel October 14, 2017 at 8:58 pm #

    how did you get to take pictures in the houses?
    Also, how are you so good at taking pics that the bright lights dont cause light auras to appear in dark places ?

  6. Don john October 21, 2017 at 9:09 am #

    The one who invented the G-Pop haunted house can simply jump down from a flat. Waited 90mins for that crap. Really a waste of time.

    • Benjamin July 26, 2018 at 11:01 am #

      The dark truth is that the creator of G-pop really did jump down from a high building as a suicide attempt.

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