Hell Block 9 – Halloween Horror Nights 9

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 0 Entrance

Beware of ruthless wardens and crazy inmates when you enter this terrible, hellish prison at Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights 9.

SPOILER WARNING

Photos of Hell Block 9, a haunted house attraction at USS Halloween Horror Nights 9, are featured here to showcase its design and atmosphere. This is also a page for 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

Most people I’ve spoken to said that Hell Block 9 is the scariest haunted house this year. Or that it is their favourite. Unlike the nearby houses, which are about curses, ghosts and spirits, Hell Block 9 is basically horror in a raw, physical form. It’s filled with violent acts (safely simulated), harsh lighting and startling sound effects.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Hell Block 9 haunted house 01 entrance compound

Houses built at this section of the park usually have impressive facades. While not as tall as last year’s Stranger Things logo, the entrance to Hell Block 9 is probably the largest ‘3D’ entrance of its kind. This time there’s even a prison warden who will stand at the fence. You’ll get to see him hurl taunts and use a searchlight on guests to intimidate them.

Walking through this hellish prison can be mentally draining because of the dramatic effects used. Every scene is filled with either blinding light, loud noises, or inmates getting dangerously close (but no touching!) You’ll feel assaulted, that’s the whole point. Every 45 minutes, inmates will gather at the canteen scene to terrify unlucky guests even further as they are all caught in a prison riot.

One flaw of this house is possibly that beyond its brute-force style of horror, there isn’t much to its story, and the inmates feel repetitive after a while – everyone ends up shouting at you to scram, and they’re also very helpful to point the way. The house’s icon, the Executioner, also lacks proper airtime, with just a surprisingly tepid encounter towards the end. His gang of wardens also make fleeting appearances. Perhaps a few vignettes showing how the characters interact with one another, rather than targeting guests all the time, would’ve polished the experience.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 0 Queue entrance


USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 0 Exterior with Warden

Welcome to Hell… Block 9.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Hell Block 9 haunted house 01 entrance fence

An impatient warden berates you to stop taking your time. Get inside. NOW.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 0 Fence warning

All visitors are subject to search. Hopefully you aren’t sneaking in any contraband.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 1 Entry Office

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Hell Block 9 haunted house 02 prisoner

Once inside, prisoners and officers spare no opportunity to boss you about.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 1 Entry Jumpscare warden

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 2 Cells

After some frightful welcomes, you are allowed to walk near the cells.. do look closer.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 2 Cell Prisoner

An inmate slams onto the gate, startling you.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 2 Cell laughing inmate

A cell is open, and you unwittingly walk inside. Wrong choice.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Hell Block 9 haunted house 03 bunks

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Hell Block 9 haunted house 04 toilets

The gate on the other end lead you to some dirty toilets.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 3 toilets chef remy inmate

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 3 Toilets tattoo guy 2

Nobody likes to be disturbed here.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 3 toilets bald inmate

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 4 Canteen

You get chased out, only to find yourself in a chaotic canteen.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 4 Canteen injured

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 4 Canteen charred guard

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Hell Block 9 haunted house 05 kitchen

The unsanitary food and broken fixtures aren’t the only repulsive things, because you’re heading to the torture chambers next.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 6 Torture room

Don’t squirm when you see prisoners getting punished.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 6 Torture room action

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 7 Psych Silent room

While some others will try to haunt you.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 8 Death Row Electric Chair

You’ve made it to the Death Row. From here onwards, you may meet the Executioner. Rumour has it that he was a corrupt cop before becoming the maniacal ruler of Hell Block 9.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 8 Death Row masked prisoner

Tread carefully, as violent prisoners here may want you to take their place…

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Hell Block 9 haunted house 06 deathrow sparks

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 8 Suicide 2

One inmate makes a fatal break out of Hell Block 9.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 9 Haunted House Tour Hell Block 9 9 Executioner Corridor axe behind

At the very end, the Executioner may actually let you walk out unharmed, if only to serve as a warning for others.


Halloween Horror Nights 9: Select Nights 27 Sep – 31 Oct

Prepare for the event: Get all the info here

You can get all essential info you need at my Halloween Horror Nights 9 Event Guide. Tickets are available online at halloweenhorrornights.com.sg, or you can also buy them via my Klook link.

Get more HHN9 updates

More photos from the haunted houses will be published on my Instagram (@dejiki) and on this website as special features. Follow me on Facebook for updates.


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One Response to Hell Block 9 – Halloween Horror Nights 9

  1. Roz October 28, 2019 at 9:03 am #

    i loved the building facade, and i liked how much interaction there was b/w the actors and park guests. i died a few times there.

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