FIRST LOOK: Stranger Things haunted house at USS Halloween Horror Nights 8

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW HERO Joyce in Byers home living room Lights

Be the first to explore the Stranger Things haunted house at USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 now!

Thanks to Resorts World Sentosa, I got an opportunity to travel to Hawkins and into the world of Stranger Things – from screen to screams.

NOTE: The walkthrough photo tour does not include all the scenes, characters and special effects in the house. Get the full experience at Halloween Horror Nights 8!


Stranger Things haunted house photo tour

Stranger Things is probably the most anticipated house at Halloween Horror Nights 8. This is the first time Universal Studios Singapore built a haunted house based on a major intellectual property (IP), and a world’s first for three Universal Studios theme parks to partner with Netflix, bringing the popular series to reality.

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USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW Giant Marquee Facade

Brace yourself for a giant version of the show’s iconic logo, before you step into the horrors within.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW Welcome to Hawkins

Welcome to Hawkins, Indiana.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW Bicycle

Will Byers‘ abandoned bicycle, and lingering hints of a lurking Demogorgon.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW Living Room Joyce Byers Christmas Lights scenic design

Meet a distressed Joyce Byers, who filled her home with numerous lamps and chains of Christmas lights to contact her son, Will.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW Joyce with axe

There is an uncanny resemblance to the famous scenes in Stranger Things – right down to the sound effects.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW Living Room Joyce Byers Christmas Lights RUN

The lights flash erratically, and suddenly, the room darkens and only three lights flicker… R-U-N.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW - Will's Bedroom

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW Mirkwood Forest

After leaving Will’s bedroom into the Byers’ shed, you’ll find yourself in the eerie forest of Mirkwood, where a Demogorgon awaits.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW Demogorgon

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW - Portal

Your only way out is through a Portal… which you’ll have to crouch through.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW - Hawkins Lab back entrance

Along the way, you’ll stumble into the back entrance of Hawkins National Laboratory.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW - Hawkins Lab

The show’s Elevator Scientist scene (from Season 1 Episode 1) is recreated here, executed with a stunt effect only seen in Singapore.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW - Rift Lab

In one of the expansive lab scenes, you’ll see the Sensory Deprivation tank where Eleven was trapped in, as well as another unique stunt effect in this scene.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW - Castle Byers

Also only in Singapore: Your chance to enter and hide inside Castle Byers, Will’s fort in the forest. And it is possible to find Barb if you are lucky enough.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW - Will trapped

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW Demogorgon at Hawkins Middle School

Rush back to Hawkins Middle School, where you will find Demogorgons phasing into the hallways, as well as agents from Hawkins Lab.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW - Hawkins Middle School

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW - Classroom Finale

The Stranger Things experience ends off with an epic showdown between Eleven and a Demogorgon, and as a special twist in Singapore – you’ll get to be completely immersed in the action.

First Impressions Review
I had the opportunity to walk through the house twice – first without effects, and second time in show mode with just a few scare actors performing. Without a doubt, this haunted house is an amazing experience that has recreated a slice of Stranger Things. For fans of the series, you might get goosebumps just walking through the scenes in your search for Will Byers.

Those not familiar with the show are likely to enjoy the immersive Hollywood-style production. A 20-minute summary of the show will be screened in the queue to get you up to speed. Speaking about queues, there might be some surprises in store, such as encounters with characters while waiting in line.

Although all three parks included key scenes adapted from the show, the houses are not copies of one another. Singapore’s haunted house is constructed outdoors, at the Breezeway beside Soundstage 28. Unlike past haunted houses built there (Inside The Mind, Hawker Centre Massacre, Tunnel People and Jing’s Revenge), Stranger Things in Singapore extends out of the Breezeway’s roof so that it can fit an extended experience comprising 12 key scenes.

Comparison with Hollywood and Orlando Stranger Things mazes
The Singapore house wasted no space – with barely any black corridors and most scenes being very compact. Clearly these would set up very intense scares. Transitions between the scenes are tight and kept realistic – you’ll need to crouch through portals into the Upside Down.

Singapore also adapted Hollywood’s superior audio design, curating the most iconic lines and sounds effects from the series, to draw you further into the world of Stranger Things.

VIDEO: STRANGER THINGS Singapore Haunted House – Preview Tour
If you’d like a sneak preview of the sights and sounds, here’s a video of some of the scenes filmed at the preview.


Behind the Scenes: Costume and Make-up

As part of the media preview, I got a closer look at some of the costumes and make-up.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW Behind the Scenes

To create authentic looks, the costuming team studied the show extensively. The new pieces that they sourced had to be altered and weathered for accuracy. If there’s anything that they couldn’t get and adapt, they had to make from scratch.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW Behind the scenes costume Joyce

USS will have two characters portrayed by live actors that are not in other parks: Jonathan and Barbara.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW Behind the scenes costumes Jonathan and Barbara

Barbara’s top was custom made, and her puffy jacket had many layers of effects added to illustrate her fatal misadventure in the Upside Down.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW Behind the scenes costumes Joyce and Eleven

Similar to Universal Orlando’s outstanding maze, Eleven will be portrayed by live actors in Singapore.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze PREVIEW Behind the scenes costumes Hazmat Scientist and Demogorgon

And of course, we’ll meet several Demogorgons and Hawkins Lab’s Hazmat Scientists.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things haunted house maze BACKSTAGE Demogorgon costume suit and mask

The Demogorgon mask and suit are designed and produced by the same company that did the costumes for Stranger Things mazes in Hollywood and Orlando.


Stranger Things merchandise at Universal Studios Singapore

2018 Halloween Horror Nights merchandise is finally here. The Stranger Things items are similarly branded as the US parks, but marked with ‘Halloween Horror Nights 2018’ instead of the HHN8 logo.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things Singapore merchandise shirt and hat

Stranger Things T-Shirt – S$30

USS Halloween Horror Nights 8 Stranger Things Singapore merchandise Dustin trucker cap

Stranger Things ‘Dustin’ Trucker Cap – S$20. This looks like a Singapore exclusive item.

Face Infinite Fear at USS HHN8

Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights 8 opens on 27 Sept through 31 Oct 2018 on select nights. Tickets are available online at halloweenhorrornights.com.sg, or you can also buy them via my Klook link.

Get all the info you need about Singapore’s ultimate Halloween event at my Halloween Horror Nights 8 Tickets and Event Guide post.

Additional Photography by Tong Ming.


Get more updates on Halloween Horror Nights

Follow me on Facebook and Instagram (@dejiki). Discover Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights here:

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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

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INFINITE FEAR Opening Scaremony show | Zombie Laser Tag 2018
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8 Responses to FIRST LOOK: Stranger Things haunted house at USS Halloween Horror Nights 8

  1. Roz September 20, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

    😻😻😻 do you know if is this is going to be part of BTS? I WOULD DIIIEEEEEEEEEEEE

    • Dejiki September 20, 2018 at 2:32 pm #

      Yes, BTS will cover the two houses in New York zone, which are Stranger Things and Killuminati.

      • Roz September 20, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

        *dead*

        SO EXCITING

  2. Mrcjxd September 20, 2018 at 4:02 pm #

    Is there other hhn merchandise Not including stranger things?

  3. Marsha September 21, 2018 at 2:19 pm #

    Do you think we need to watch the series Stranger Things first to feel the correlation with this haunted house? If that’s the case, in what season and episode of Strangers Things based on?

    • Dejiki September 21, 2018 at 9:55 pm #

      The Stranger Things house is based on Season One of the show. A 20-minute summary of key Season One scenes will be screened at the queue.

  4. DC September 26, 2018 at 12:32 am #

    Is it possible to just buy tix the bts tour?

    • Dejiki September 27, 2018 at 8:47 am #

      No – it is bundled with the RIP Tour Mastercard promotion only.

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