Halloween Horror Nights 8 – Before Dark 1

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark: Lady Oiwa at HHN8 Roadshow

See it here first: Early signs of Halloween Horror Nights 8 at Universal Studios Singapore.

About BEFORE DARK: Halloween Horror Nights

BEFORE DARK is a series of articles documenting the park’s setup for Halloween Horror Nights. With just about a month to go before we face Infinite Fear at Universal Studios Singapore’s epic scarefest, the park will be slowly adding new stuff. If there are any relevant updates about the event, I’ll include them in this series too.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark: HHN8 Marquee

The Jurassic World: Explore and Roar event has concluded, and everything that had to do with dinosaurs were promptly removed. New for this year: Horror Nights presence at the park’s iconic archway.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark: HHN8 arch

Last year’s metal frame arch is also back. Maybe the entrance will be covered with portraits of this year’s icons again since there are so many. It could be like the mirror shards of HHN6 (Lady Death) and the large billboards of HHN7 (7Sinisters).

Opening Scaremony show setup

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark: Hollywood overview

The stage is slowly reconfigured into Eight Lakes Psychiatric Hospital where Infinite Fear will manifest. The Opening Scaremony show, also titled Infinite Fear will be performed here at 7:30PM during HHN8 Event Nights. There will be other show times later during the night, so don’t worry if you don’t make it for the opening or couldn’t get a good spot.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark: Opening Scaremony Show INFINITE FEAR Stage Closeup

Gone are all the Raptor Containment Units and Jurassic World embellishments.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark: Opening Scaremony Stage Rubble

In their place – an extended top tier of the stage and scattered pieces of rubble.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – Opening Scaremony stage curtains

The Jurassic World Gates are removed, and these walls will be covered with big LED displays in place of the usual projections.

Zombie Laser Tag

This year’s Zombie Laser Tag (ZLT) is held at the Jurassic Park zone.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – ZOMBIE LASER TAG black box

There are no sets and props in this area of the park yet, except this curious black box/ mini building that is blocking the way.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – ZOMBIE LASER TAG black box 2

Probably ZLT participants will collect and return their Laser Tag battle rifles here. Which means this is where the ZLT experience starts and ends.

Apocalypse: EARTH

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – New York Apocalypse EARTH scare zone

During the HHN8 Press Conference, it was revealed that the Apocalypse: EARTH scare zone will have projection mapping effects and would be a delightful place to take photos. So those overhead lighting setups will return.

Cannibal

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – CANNIBAL scare zone huts 2

A couple of straw/mud huts have appeared along Ancient Egypt.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – CANNIBAL scare zone BLOOD & BONES stage

In the Cannibal scare zone, you can expect a grisly show called Blood & Bones. The stage structure is up – and it’s perfectly aligned with the Obelisk of Ancient Egypt. The shelter beside the Obelisk has been converted into a black box, probably for stage equipment.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – CANNIBAL scare zone BLOOD & BONES stage behind, Treasure Hunters bridge closed

The area behind the Obelisk is blocked off – will we see the return of pyrotechnics here? It’s been a while.

Pantages Hollywood Theater

Pantages Hollywood Theater has closed since 19 Aug for “change of show” and will reopen on 1 Sep.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – Pantages Hollywood Theater closed

While we know DEAD Talks will be performed here during Halloween Horror Nights 8, the park hasn’t announced what will be replacing Elmo’s TV Time. Maybe last year’s Trick or Treat with Sesame Street show will return.

HHN8 Scare Actor Appearances

Meet some of HHN8’s iconic characters (icons) at roadshows promoting the event.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – HHN8 Roadshows Lady Oiwa

Lady Oiwa – Icon from The Haunting of Oiwa haunted house. In case you don’t know, this is Japan’s most famous ghost story, and USS apparently has the bragging rights for being the first international theme park (ahead of USJ) to bring the story to life at Halloween Horror Nights.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – HHN8 Roadshows Lady Oiwa banner

The story goes: An unfaithful husband (Tamiya Iemon) has poisoned his wife, Yotsuya Oiwa.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – HHN8 Roadshows Lady Oiwa white

Affected by the poison, Lady Oiwa loses her mind, her hair, and becomes horribly disfigured. After dying, Lady Oiwa manifests in new forms (including the iconic lantern forms) to haunt her husband, ultimately driving him completely mad. I guess we will experience the various hauntings in this Japanese-themed horror attraction. Preferably without the same outcome.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – HHN8 Roadshows Lady Oiwa and small kid

In traditional Japanese art, Lady Oiwa was depicted with varying levels of deformity. I am not sure which ‘stage’ is this – but it seems quite early if Universal Studios Singapore is doing a faithful adaptation. The tale is rather gruesome. I can already imagine which prosthetics and masks from past haunted houses’ characters will be making a return.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – HHN8 Roadshows Lady Oiwa with young boy

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – HHN8 Cannibal Chief grab

Cannibal Chief – Leader of the manhunters in the Cannibal scare zone.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – HHN8 Cannibal Chief mace club

The leader of the Cannibal tribe will star in the Blood & Bones show, where a human will be sacrificed.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – HHN8 Roadshows Cannibal Chief with visitors

There’s a supernatural element to the ceremony, which we’ll all find out at the show.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – HHN8 Roadshows Cannibal Chief in action

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – HHN8 Pontianak poster

The legendary ghost of our region, Pontianak, will have a haunted house of her own this year.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – HHN8 Pontianak with boy

Pontianak’s story will be experienced in detail – especially the moments when she returns as a vicious spirit seeking revenge.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – HHN8 Pontianak grab

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – HHN8 Yin Demon wide

Yin Demon – Standing guard at the Chinese-themed Pagoda of Peril haunted house, Yin feeds on trapped souls for power and life.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – HHN8 Yin Demon video call

This is one of the tallest characters this year, and the wheel of fire wreath further extends his elaborate look.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – HHN8 Yin Demon grab

HHN8 Roadshows

If you haven’t rushed to buy your HHN8 tickets yet, the roadshows are a good place to pick them up. The regular tickets are $3 cheaper than the Early Bird Promo. Check this page for a full list of roadshows.

HHN8 Roadshow Pricelist

PEAK dates: All Fridays and Saturdays (28, 29 Sep; 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 Oct)
NON-PEAK dates: Thursdays, Sundays (27 Sep; 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 Oct) and 31 Oct

Read this post for more information and HHN8 Event Calendar.

Category Price
(Non-Peak)
Price
(Peak)
HHN8 Roadshow (Regular)
Valid for entry to the park for one HHN event night.
$52 $62
HHN8 Roadshow (Student)
Valid for entry to the park for one HHN event night.
$48 $58
HHN8 Roadshow Frequent Fear Pass (FFP)
Valid for entry to the park for all HHN event nights.
$98

A valid Student Pass is required to enter the park using Student Tickets.

For every ticket purchased at roadshows, you can choose a free gift while stocks last. Choices include a “popsocket” accessory (a retractable grip for smartphones and things) or an LED lanyard.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – HHN8 Roadshows Exclusive Gift Lanyard

You can also meet some of the HHN8 icons, and take part in an Instagram contest to win HHN8 merchandise. Just upload a selfie with the characters and to tag @RWSentosa and #HHN8. Icons will only be appearing at the following roadshows:

25 August 2018 – 1:00PM at Century Square
25 August 2018 – 6:00PM at Century Square
12 September 2018 – 12:00PM at SIT@Dover Campus, Canopy Canteen
14 September 2018 – 7:00PM and 8:20PM at GV Vivo/ GV Plaza Singapura
15 September 2018 – 7:00PM and 8:20PM at GV Vivo/ GV Plaza Singapura
16 September 2018 – 1:00PM and 2:20PM at GV Vivo/ GV Plaza Singapura
6 October 2018 – 12:30PM and 1:30PM at Bugis Junction Malay Street, outside Hoops Factory
7 October 2018 – 6:30PM and 7:30PM at Bugis Junction Malay Street, outside Hoops Factory

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 HHN8 Before Dark – HHN8 Roadshow Lady Oiwa glare

More updates in the next BEFORE DARK article

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Brace yourself for Infinite Fear

Get all the info you need on Halloween Horror Nights 8 at the Halloween Horror Nights 8 Tickets and Event Guide post.

Halloween Horror Nights 8 (2018)
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

Universal Studios Japan (USJ)
Universal Surprise Halloween/ Halloween Horror Nights 2018 Event Guide
Halloween Horror Nights – The Archives
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