Killuminati – Halloween Horror Nights 8

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 5 Lu Xi Fa ritual wide

Unmask the secrets of the Killuminati vampire cult at Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Night 8.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 3 hong kong alley with lights

SPOILER WARNING

Photos of Killuminati, a haunted house attraction at USS Halloween Horror Nights 8, are featured here to showcase its design and atmosphere. This is also a page for haunt fans to share their thoughts.

Photography and video recording is not permitted inside any Haunted Houses at Universal Studios Singapore during Halloween Horror Nights.

Overview and Thoughts

This haunted house featuring Chinese vampires is the talk of the town for many reasons. Firstly, the environments are rather unusual and the key scenes are “upsized”: bringing us to a street in Hong Kong, a ritual chamber, a nightclub, and then a really tall cave. Second would be the many stunts and effects: apart from the fantastic flying vampires, there are mirror rooms with reflection tricks, a tunnel that (gently) collapses, and extensive use of fog effects towards the end. And of course, with the pre-show, branching paths and secret rooms, it’s clear that Killuminati must not be missed!

With so many Universal Studios Singapore ‘firsts’, Killuminati is an ambitious house. In terms of interactivity, the first scene has the Red Pole character splitting groups up and “loading” them into two sides of the pre-show scene, where guests can feel as if they’re part of the birthing ritual ceremony and initiation into the cult. Thereafter, the next real interactive elements lie waiting in the defector’s secret rooms. These extra scenes are a nice touch but they don’t make an impact to the house’s storyline, unlike the other HHN houses I’ve been to in Japan last year, where the interactive moment sets off an intense chain of events culminating into a fulfilling finale.

Killuminati’s finale has made the story quite confusing for some. Perhaps another issue I had with this house is that the dramatic structure is quite wonky – it felt like all excitement fizzed out in the cave scenes, after many short bursts of wow moments in the earlier half.

Depending on the crowds and your luck, a lot of these new experiences could be missed. If the house is too crowded (it often is), then there is little hope in getting in. After all, the ‘secret rooms’ are meant to be secret and should only safely accommodate 2-3 people. It has also not stopped some people from revisiting the house over and over just to force their way into the secret rooms. I heard that some stubborn people have been broken into backstage (accidentally… or not). Perhaps it is time for Singapore to rethink how the flow of guests should be managed outside and within the houses – there are methods used in Universal Studios Japan that have proven effective.


Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 1 Hong Kong alley entrance and red pole gangster

Welcome to Hong Kong.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 2 Red Pole enforcer at the entrance

A tough guy stands in the middle of the street. He scans all visitors and directs them to either the left or right paths. Don’t ask questions. Don’t make trouble. Just follow the Red Pole‘s orders.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 4 going behind the back alley

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 4 back alley inside leading to ritual chamber

Through the back alleys, a nondescript door opens up into a tall, dark chamber.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 5 ritual chamber wall

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 5 Lu Xi Fa starting the ritual wide

Lu Xi Fa welcomes all the new recruits. He gestures everyone to step closer, and unveils the secret of immortality. A distant gong rings…

It is done.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 5 birthing of the new bat

The corpse starts to convulse, and a young bat bursts out.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 5 Lu Xi Fa takes flight

Lu Xi Fa soars into the air as swarms of bats suddenly appear. The gangsters demands that all must leave the ritual chamber immediately.

From this point, the story can diverge into 3 paths.


BRANCHING STORY MOMENT
If you are on the Left way, you will find safe(r) passage into the Killuminati’s inner circle.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 6 the hideout victims

Of course, there are victims along the way, begging for a way out.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 6 hideout mirror chamber from outside

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 7 entrance to the great hall nightclub

BRANCHING STORY MOMENT
If you are on the Right way, you will discover the true fate of those who were not accepted into the cult.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 6 torture extraction room

Their blood is extracted for the vampires.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 6 torture extraction room mirror girl victim

SECRET STORY MOMENT
If you are on the Right way and the Defectors choose you

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 7 secret defector room

You will then be given a sticker, a mark that you have aligned with the Defectors, and the codeword Blood and Sand. Your adventure continues in the next room in a totally different way – you are going on stage!


BRANCHING STORY MERGE
All three paths merge in the Great Hall, an expansive scene resembling a nightclub.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 7 the great hall nightclub scene overview

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 7 the great hall nightclub scene overview 2

There is much to take in: The loud music pulsing, the strange exotic food and drinks being served, an arresting dancer on stage.. and even a high-flying vampire swinging in the air.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 7 the great hall nightclub scene dancer on stage

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 7 nightclub private room Lu Xi Fa

Take a break from the dance floor and meet Lu Xi Fa in his private room…

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 7 nightclub private room Lu Xi Fa pole dancer

where a show is taking place.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 7 hideout mirror initiation room

A door opens into a mirror chamber, where you will feel the rush of joining the cult.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 8 mirror room tattoo cultist

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 9 caverns sanctuary

It then transports you into a gloomy cave, where heads are stored in massive rows of niches.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 9 cave bats

The only way forward is through pitch-dark cave tunnels…

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 9 cave giant bat

..inhabited by giant bats.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 10 Lu Xi Fa throne

Finally, you meet Lu Xi Fa in his true form, as a giant, demonic bat.

Say goodbye to him and quickly leave… while you still can.


SECRET STORY MOMENT
If you have the sticker from the Defectors and aligned with them, you may be pulled away into the second secret room, where another Defector will give you an item to defeat Lu Xi Fa.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 10 subdue Lu Xi Fa with Garlic Spray

Quickly use your Garlic Spray here, to bring down Lu Xi Fa and the Killuminati cult.

Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 8 Killuminati haunted house 10 Lu Xi Fa defeated

Did you succeed? Stay on for a last surprise.

INTERACTIVE STORY ITEMS
If you have completed all of the secret storyline scenes, you will have the Defectors’ sticker and Garlic Spray:

Universal-Studios-Singapore-Halloween-Horror-Nights-8-Killuminati-haunted-house-secret-room-items


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.

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2 Responses to Killuminati – Halloween Horror Nights 8

  1. Ozian16 October 30, 2018 at 6:46 am #

    Was this house held in Soundstage 28, like Death Mall last year? I would like to put the house’s location on the wiki (You can double check the page here: https;//halloweenhorrornights.wikia.com/wiki/Halloween_Horror_Nights_8_%28Singapore%29 ). It’s just that this house was the only one that I couldn’t work out the location of, based on your excellent Before Dark Series and August park updates which mentioned the specific areas of house construction (Thank you!)

    • Dejiki October 30, 2018 at 9:18 am #

      Yes, Killuminati is built within Soundstage 28. If you require any other details on the houses, feel free to ask, and also cite my articles as sources on the wiki. Thanks!

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