INFINITE FEAR Opening Scaremony – Halloween Horror Nights 8

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 - Infinite Fear Opening Scaremony Pyrotechnics Finale

Brace for Infinite Fear: Halloween Horror Nights 8 opens every night with a spectacular Opening Scaremony show that unleashes terror all over Universal Studios Singapore.

Overview and Thoughts

The Infinite Fear show is one of the most straightforward opening acts in Singapore. Gone are the lengthy intros and pre-shows from the past years. Instead, the HHN8 short films (Pontianak, Killuminati, and Pagoda of Peril) are screened to offer guests cinematic previews of the horrors that lie ahead.

While this show lasts less than 5 minutes, it serves as a striking curtain raiser for Halloween Horror Nights 8, highlighting the transformation of the fear within into real-world terrors.

There are two versions of the INFINITE FEAR show. The Opening Scaremony version is performed at Hollywood Boulevard at around 7:30pm. The show is repeated again during the night, albeit with reduced pyrotechnics and a smaller cast that does not include the HHN8 icons and additional characters from the horror attractions.

My only complaint is that the repeat shows have an abrupt end – the music just dies off and the stage starts screening the short films again. It definitely lacks the “wow” of the Opening version with a smaller cast.

This article combines photos from both versions of the show.


The INFINITE FEAR show

At the Eight Lakes Psychiatric Hospital, the concept of Fear is brought to light:

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 - Infinite Fear Opening Scaremony Rational and Irrational

Fear: An emotional response to the potential threat of danger – both rational and irrational. Fear-induced paralysis can be caused when anxiety builds to manifest physical reaction.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 - Infinite Fear Opening Scaremony Doctor rolling out Christian

In some well-documented cases, Fear has been seen to drive some subjects to suffer episodes of madness. All logic and rationale is replaced by intrepid caution and anxious idiosyncrasies.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 - Infinite Fear Opening Scaremony Psychosis

And in some instances, irreparable psychosis.

A doctor appears and administers a drug to Christian, an unfortunate patient.

Now, don’t worry Christian, this is standard procedure. The restraints are there to prevent you from hurting yourself if one of these Fear episodes happens to occur… But we’ll see to it that those days are far behind you, won’t we?

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 - Infinite Fear Opening Scaremony Doctor Drug

I’m just gonna pop this brain function monitor on you there, and we’ll be able to see what’s going on inside that brain of yours. Absolutely nothing to worry about, Christian! This is all just standard.. practice… Sweet… dreams…

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 - Infinite Fear Opening Scaremony Video Feed inside the Mind

As the drug takes effect, Christian’s world is turned upside down. The ward becomes more derelict, and through the monitor, his face starts to bleed intermittently into the HHN8 icons.

The scene flashed back to normalcy. It was just a fear episode.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 - Infinite Fear Opening Scaremony Fear Demon

Fear demons begin to merge, and even burst out of Christian…

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 - Infinite Fear Opening Scaremony Demon crawls out

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 - Infinite Fear Opening Scaremony Demons emerge

With his mind beyond ruin, the Fear Demons began tearing Christian apart.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 - Infinite Fear Opening Scaremony Icons appear

WELCOME TO HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 8.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 - Infinite Fear Opening Scaremony with crowd and pyrotechnics

Video: INFINITE FEAR Opening Scaremony

Experience Infinite Fear (Opening Scaremony version) in this video!

HHN8 Icons Meet and Greet

The Hospital stage and its digital backdrop are also used for Meet and Greet photo opportunity with this year’s iconic characters:

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 - Infinite Fear Stage - Lu Xi Fa

Lu Xi Fa

Icon from the Killuminati haunted house.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 - Infinite Fear Stage - Pontianak

Pontianak

Icon from the Pontianak haunted house.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 - Infinite Fear Stage - Lady Oiwa

Lady Oiwa

Icon from the Haunting of Oiwa haunted house.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 - Infinite Fear Stage - Yin Demon

Yin Demon

Icon from the Pagoda of Peril haunted house.


Meet and Greet: Other iconic characters

The other iconic characters, Gaia and Cannibal Chief, can be met at their respective scare zones: Apocalypse: Earth and Cannibal. A zombie is available at Zombie Laser Tag as an exclusive photo opportunity for participants.

The Demogorgon and other characters from Stranger Things are not available for photo meet and greet.


Face your fears

Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights 8 is held from 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.

Halloween Horror Nights 8 – coverage presented by Dejiki

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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 | Stranger Things

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Universal Surprise Halloween/ Halloween Horror Nights 2018 Event Guide
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One Response to INFINITE FEAR Opening Scaremony – Halloween Horror Nights 8

  1. John Marcus October 11, 2018 at 12:19 am #

    How’s the weather looking in singapore this coming weekend (Sunday). Hope it does not rain.

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