Halloween Horror Nights 8 – Before Dark 4

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 - Park Entrance Icons Characters

In this week’s Halloween Horror Nights 8 update: Apocalypse: Earth, Cannibal, Zombie Laser Tag, new merchandise, and more!

HHN8 Icons at Park Entrance

Similar to last year’s park entrance, 8 iconic characters from this year’s horror attractions will welcome thrill seekers. As seen in the photo above, we have Lu Xi Fa from Killuminati, Yin Demon from Pagoda of Peril, the Demogorgon from Stranger Things, and then… who is that?!

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 - Apocalypse Earth icon Gaia

This is probably the first public reveal of Gaia, the icon of Apocalypse: Earth.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Entrance Arch Characters Yin Demon Pagoda of Peril

The Yin Demon is shown holding a different Pagoda of Peril from existing posters. This Pagoda resembles the tower structure seen at the haunted house construction site.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Entrance Arch Characters Pontianak and Zombie

The other icons below the park’s arch are: Pontianak representing her own haunted house, a Zombie from Zombie Laser Tag

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Entrance Arch Characters Lady Oiwa and Cannibal Chief

Lady Oiwa from The Haunting of Oiwa, and lastly, the leader of the Cannibal scare zone, the Cannibal Chief.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Haunted House Logo The Haunting of Oiwa

The character billboards also show the beautiful logos designed for the attractions. Take The Haunting of Oiwa for example: It included the original name of the story, Yotsuya Kaidan, in both Kanji (四谷怪談) and Hiragana (よつや かいだん).

Apocalypse: Earth

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Apocalypse Earth scare zone entrance

Even more unseen forces have taken root in New York.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Apocalypse Earth scare zone marquee

The zone’s dramatic marquee is now up, dangling precariously off a tree.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Apocalypse Earth scare zone tree platform

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Apocalypse Earth scare zone overturned car

Ravaged by branches, the vehicles are further engulfed with much destruction.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Apocalypse Earth scare zone wrapped car

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Apocalypse Earth scare zone overhanging vines

Long and twisty vines hang high, along with six massive projectors.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Apocalypse Earth scare zone projectors

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Apocalypse Earth scare zone wood-face

The projections will mainly take place around this giant ‘tree’ face.

Cannibal

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Cannibal scare zone entrance arch

Cannibal scarezone has a massive arch, and this looks like one of the tallest props at this year’s horror nights.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Cannibal scare zone entrance marquee

Let’s look at the zone logo for a moment – the background is a drawing of the Cannibal Chief, and did you notice the letter ‘L’?

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Cannibal scare zone draped sets

New this week are many of these flat-ish props.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Cannibal scare zone huts and skulls

And lots of embellishments to the existing huts and props.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Cannibal skull

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Cannibal scare zone suspicious backpack

There’s also this strange backpack which perhaps belongs to a non-tribesman.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Cannibal scare zone tattered drapes

Drapes are back in season – they’ve not been here since the Canyon of The Cursed (2014) days.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Cannibal scare zone Blood & Bones show stage

A table replaced the tree that was seen on the Blood & Bones show stage last week.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Cannibal scare zone prop hand burned

Some victims are peeking out of the covers.

Zombie Laser Tag

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Zombie Laser Tag 2018 entrance overview

It’s the return of the Zombie Laser Tag (ZLT) signboard!

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Zombie Laser Tag 2018 entrance hero

When I was taking photos, one of the park services crew shared with me enthusiastically about ZLT. Perhaps he might’ve found his true calling in Sales or VIP Tours.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Zombie Laser Tag 2018 divider walls

This year’s ZLT will use almost all of the area in Jurassic Park. So walls like this one will help separate the Pontianak haunted house queue from the game arena.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Zombie Laser Tag 2018 corrugated boards

Many clusters of fences and boards are scattered around the zone this week. Looks like the zombies will have many hiding spots.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Zombie Laser Tag 2018 warning signs

Heed the warnings!

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Zombie Laser Tag 2018 warning signs 2

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Zombie Laser Tag 2018 obstacles

New props, like these wheels and poles to hang stuff (possibly low-hanging nets), suggest that the game arena will be quite a thrilling one.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Zombie Laser Tag 2018 hanging nets

Infinite Fear / Opening Scaremony stage

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Infinite Fear opening scaremony stage front

Spotted this week at Eight Lakes Psychiatric Hospital are modifications for the display – the opening now is much wider. And I’m not sure if you notice, but the broken walls on both sides have light strips along the walls, so I guess they will make the outlines glow.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Infinite Fear opening scaremony stage side

There’s also covered hospital beds.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Infinite Fear opening scaremony stage pyrotechnics

And fittings for pyrotechnics.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Infinite Fear opening scaremony ward window

If you look carefully through the windows, you can see some props stashed there.

GV Hauntings

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Scare Actor Appearances Zombie Laser Tag

HHN8 characters were lurking at Golden Village cinemas – did you get to meet any of them?

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Scare Actor Appearances Lu Xi Fa closeup

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Scare Actor Appearances Lady Oiwa

Additional Photos by TM and SN.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Scare Actor Appearances Cannibal Chief

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Scare Actor Appearances Lu Xi Fa and Zombie with girl

They aren’t just frightening people – you can take part in an Instagram contest. Simply upload a selfie with any of the HHN8 characters or advertisements on Instagram (tagging @rwsentosa and #HHN8) for a chance to win event tickets or merchandise.

In case you don’t know, there is a gigantic walkway ad at the Harbourfront Station (NE1/CC29) – you won’t miss the Stranger Things and HHN8 icons.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Stranger Things advertisement

Halloween themed merchandise

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Limited Time Sale exclusive Stranger Things cap

Stranger Things merchandise and other Halloween Horror Nights 8 goods are not available for sale in the park yet. But for those of you who bought tickets during the Limited Time Sale period (before 1 July 2018), you may be able to collect the HHN8 Stranger Things exclusive merchandise from the park. Here’s the exclusive Stranger Things trucker cap.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Limited Time Sale exclusive Stranger Things cap and Frequent Fear Pass

The cap has the Halloween Horror Nights 8 patch on the back. I was told the Stranger Things souvenirs for Limited Time Sale special are available while stocks last, and can be collected during HHN8 at these locations:

• For HHN8 Event Tickets, you can collect from Universal Studio Store.
• For HHN8 Frequent Fear Pass, you can collect from USS Membership Lobby when you process your pass.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Hello Kitty The Mummy dolls

Otherwise, there’s been a deluge of oddly-cute Halloween themed merch which you might be interested in. Like the Hello Kitty The Mummy collection. Hello Mummy??

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Hello Kitty The Mummy lanyard

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Hello Kitty The Mummy tags and lanyard passholder

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Universal Studios Little Monsters window

This year’s Halloween-themed Store Window is all about the Universal Studios Little Monsters collection.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Universal Studios Little Monsters retail display


Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 / Lu Xi Fa Triangle

Check back next week again for more Halloween Horror Nights 8 updates.

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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
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3 Responses to Halloween Horror Nights 8 – Before Dark 4

  1. Hakim September 16, 2018 at 4:52 pm #

    Apocalypse: Earth looks AMAZING

  2. Wee-Sen September 16, 2018 at 7:47 pm #

    I’m most interested in the Stranger Things haunted house though reviews from both Orlando and Hollywood seem to place it lower than Poltergeist. Hmmm….

    I’m planning to go to the Orlando event next year. They have TEN houses (of which half are original) and FIVE scare zones this year!!

  3. Jeremy September 17, 2018 at 4:41 pm #

    Great Photos as always. Minion Monsters are also back with new merch!

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