Halloween Horror Nights 10 Review

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 The Silenced Auction show 6 Stage with Killustrator and Icons

The region’s biggest Halloween event returns, marking a decade of immersive horror and the start of a new era at Universal Studios Singapore.

Halloween Horror Nights 10 Mega Review by DEJIKI

The return of Halloween Horror Nights at USS is likely as highly anticipated as the opening of the theme park back in 2010. Fans will be thrilled at this year’s houses, with the headlining house ‘drawing’ pivotal moments from past HHN events with a vivid reimagination by the Killustrator. Check into a luxury hotel with a sinister past, which quickly unravels during your stay. Lastly, a zombie-laden secret bunker pushes you right into an action-packed Sci-Fi horror film.

While the trio of houses are stellar, the zones are at a different kind of energy. The Hunt for Pontianak thrives on suspense and an invisible dread, while Dark Zodiac can be said to be more of a warped fashion show, with the astrological signs dressed in outlandish costumes.

Despite having less houses than 2019, the event has 9 different things (3 houses, 2 zones, 1 show, 3 special experiences) this year, with 3 of them being add-ons that are separately charged. Thrill-seekers can attempt a hair-raising escape from dangerous criminals at the redesigned Laser Tag experience. You can also peek behind the curtain of HHN10 through an engaging ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour conducted with heavy thematic touches. Rounding off the HHN10 experience is an otherworldly dining experience at KT’s Grill, where your meal will be disturbed by the dead and undead.

Note: This is a developing story. Content will be updated in the days and weeks ahead. Special Feature articles, photos and videos will also be published on DEJIKI.COM and DEJIKI on Instagram, YouTube and Tiktok.

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HHN10 Haunted Houses review

Haunted Houses are walkthrough attractions with special effects and performers.

Killustrator: The Final Chapter

Like a love letter to HHN fans in Singapore, the Killustrator house recalls many memorable horrors from the past, with them becoming even more twisted than before.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Killustrator The Final Chapter haunted house 0 entrance

Your journey begins as you are lured into the Killustrator’s home in a derelict neighbourhood.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Killustrator The Final Chapter haunted house 1 pages

Amid the mess and shambles, the floating glowing pages lead to a portal.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Killustrator The Final Chapter haunted house 2 white room

In this dream-like room, the giant pages pull you into the world of horror comics.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Killustrator The Final Chapter haunted house 3 MRT zombie

Drawing inspiration from past events, the Killustrator’s reimagined world comes alive – literally lunging out of the gigantic pages. The scenes fade between giant illustrations to real environments, with many unconventional transitions.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Killustrator The Final Chapter haunted house 4 curse of the naga

The Killustrator is also present in every scene, always watching…

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Killustrator The Final Chapter haunted house 5 chalet hauntings white illustration

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Killustrator The Final Chapter haunted house 6 rusty from twisted clown university

Fans of HHN events will enjoy all the easter eggs planted in the rooms, and witness how scenes from the past are reinvented.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Killustrator The Final Chapter haunted house 7 hell house

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Killustrator The Final Chapter haunted house 8 the final chapter

While you marvel (or wince in fear) at his new world, he presents his final chapter – where all the former icons are completely dominated and destroyed, heralding the new era of horror crafted by the Killustrator.

See more photos of this haunted house in this special feature →

House entrance location: between Hollywood and New York
Presentation: ★★★★★★★
Horror Level: ★★★★★


Hospitality of Horror

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Hospitality of Horror haunted house 0 facade

Spoil yourself with a staycation at Hotel Golden Monument, where luxury knows no bounds.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Hospitality of Horror haunted house 1 lobby

Built by the region’s richest tycoon for his favourite wife, this historic manor was left abandoned for decades. Recently, with borders reopening and travel resuming, a developer refurbished the manor, transforming it into a swanky hotel.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Hospitality of Horror haunted house 4 sultana sorceress

However, the ghostly Mistress still ‘lives’ there. She begins to haunt you at every corner of the hotel, driving you out of the posh suites and into the less pleasant spaces underground.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Hospitality of Horror haunted house 5 boiler room victim

As you explore the boiler rooms and delve deeper into the catacombs, you realise that the Mistress is actually a Sorceress, harvesting the bodies of unfortunate guests to stay alive.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Hospitality of Horror haunted house 6 the underworld

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Hospitality of Horror haunted house 7 the sorceress final form

Just as you thought you made it out, the Sorceress takes one last swipe – ensuring that your stay at Hotel Golden Monument is an eternal one.

See more photos of this haunted house in this special feature →

House entrance location: between Jurassic Park and Ancient Egypt
Presentation: ★★★★★
Horror Level: ★★★★★


Operation: Dead Force

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Operation Dead Force 0 entrance to the secret bunker

Brace yourself for a thrilling Sci-Fi horror adventure at Operation: Dead Force, which kickstarts the moment you step inside this secret underground bunker.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Operation Dead Force 2 the lab

As you explore the base’s lab and corridors, the Operation takes a drastic turn – you’re recruited into the Special Forces Against The Dead (S.F.A.D.) and injected with the N-ZX agent to give you superhuman “undead” capabilities.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Operation Dead Force 3 mutant zombies

As not all experiments are successful, it might be the scares that set your heart racing instead.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Operation Dead Force 4 mutant zombie breaking containment

Suddenly, the mutation goes out of control and zombies break out of containment.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Operation Dead Force 5 mutated zombie

It’s as if you have stepped into a zombie survival video game – narrowly escaping from attack at every corner.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Operation Dead Force 6 cargo plane escape

Your last chance to escape is via an S.F.A.D. cargo plane – hop on!

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Operation Dead Force 7 cargo plane pilot

But who’s flying the plane?

I enjoyed this house for its unconventional elements and dramatic set designs – From the mysterious labs to a daring escape out of cargo plane, it’s nonstop rush of fear at this zombie-infested haunted house.

See more photos of this haunted house in this special feature →

House entrance location: Waterworld
Presentation: ★★★★★★★
Horror Level: ★★★★★


HHN10 Scare Zones review

Scare zones are open, dynamic walkthrough areas where performers and guests may roam freely.

Dark Zodiac

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Dark Zodiac scare zone 0 entrance

At the Dark Zone scare zone, witness the prophesy of the Blood Moon as the sinister astrological signs are summoned to roam this dark castle.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Dark Zodiac scare zone 1 Libra

As the moon glows menacingly in this zone, the dark Zodiac signs roam silently in the abandoned castle. This is Libra, balancing her fiery scales.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Dark Zodiac scare zone 2 Taurus

Meet the twisted Aries. You can meet 6 roaming zodiac signs in the castle at any time.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Dark Zodiac scare zone 3 Scorpio

Take photos with Scorpio (above), and Aquarius (below).

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Dark Zodiac scare zone 4 Aquarius

The Zodiac signs will take turns to haunt the castle. But return at specific timings to witness an ancient ritual.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Dark Zodiac scare zone 5 The Resurrection

The Resurrection of the 13th Zodiac occurs during this ceremony, where all Zodiac signs assemble, and the Horrorcle rises.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Dark Zodiac scare zone 6 Horrorcle

Dark Zodiac feels like a mix between scare zones staged in New York, like March of the Dead (2016) and Pilgrimage of Sin (2017), where the atmosphere is mostly an eerie one. Much attention is spent on the elaborate costumes for all the Zodiac Signs, and apart from them, a handful of ‘tar’ creatures roam the castle. All of these, together with the zone’s ruined castles, would make great photo opportunities.

Location: New York zone
Presentation: ★★★★★
Horror Level: ★★★☆☆


The Hunt for Pontianak

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 The Hunt for Pontianak scare zone 0 entrance

In this haunted jungle, trace the steps of several “influencers” who foolishly attempt to hunt the Pontianak.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 The Hunt for Pontianak scare zone 1 scared camper

Very quickly, the hunters become the hunted.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 The Hunt for Pontianak scare zone 2 bomoh spirit medium summoning

A mysterious medium berates you for trekking in the cursed forest, but not without pushing you into a hut of occult objects.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 The Hunt for Pontianak scare zone 3 inside the hut of cursed objects

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 The Hunt for Pontianak scare zone 4 victims

Very soon, you meet more victims who have suffered attacks from unseen forces, but not without…

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 The Hunt for Pontianak scare zone 7 pontianak attacks

Meeting the Pontianak. at every turn.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 The Hunt for Pontianak scare zone 8 pontianak scares

The Pontianak has been a staple spirit since the earliest Halloween Horror Nights events. She already had her own haunted house back in 2018, which traces her origins. This 2022 scare zone brings the story of the Pontianak to the current times.

This scare zone has a one-way, no backtracking design, which should help with crowding, but because of this it lacks the effect of “feeling lost”, and the scares might not work when the zone gets very crowded.

See more photos of this scare zone in this special feature →

Location: Jurassic Park zone
Presentation: ★★★★☆
Horror Level: ★★★★★


HHN10 Shows and Special Experiences review

The Silenced Auction – Opening Scaremony

The Opening Scaremony returns to Hollywood, with the Killustrator making his dramatic, and very unexpected entrance.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 The Silenced Auction show 1 Raven

In what appears to be a secretive auction, prized artefacts and even icons from Halloween Horror Nights history are being sold. A mysterious painting, Lot 666, was ridiculed by the bidders for not being true HHN ‘art’.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 The Silenced Auction show 3 The Killustrator strips off hoodie

The Killustrator reveals himself as the creator of the work, and quickly kills off his critics. He strips off his iconic hoodie – revealing distinctive ink marks that run all over his body.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 The Silenced Auction show 4 tapestry of horror

Using the blood of his victims for a new work, he paints a horrific tapestry, which breaks open to reveal…

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 The Silenced Auction show 5 Icons revealed

The completed HHN stage, complete with this year’s icons: Pontianak, The Reaper, Killustrator, Sorceress, and Bitten Zombie.

See more photos and watch the Opening Scaremony in this special feature →

Location: Hollywood stage
Presentation: ★★★★★
Horror Level: ★★★☆☆


Escape The Breakout! Laser Tag

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Escape The Breakout Laser Tag 0 gates

The brave will enjoy a perilous laser tag game at Heinous Harbour. Here, you will use laser tag rifles to temporarily stun the prisoners that have broken out, while solving puzzles to escape the harbour yourself.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Escape The Breakout Laser Tag 1 puzzle

This 15-minute experience feature a few stages – a mix between action segments, mazes, and then the puzzles.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Escape The Breakout Laser Tag 3 clowns

Deranged and dangerous, the psycho criminals lurk at every corner, challenging you to stun them before they catch you.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Escape The Breakout Laser Tag 6 reach in

There will be small tasks that you (or your teammate) will need to do in order to break out!

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Escape The Breakout Laser Tag 5 tattooed prisoner

It’s a short but thrilling experience, but I felt that more could be done to pace the flow, or at least make it feel less obvious that there is only one way forward.

Location: New York zone
Presentation: ★★★☆☆
Horror Level: ★★★☆☆


Monsters & Manifestations

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Monsters and Manifestations 1 The Keeper

Come inside this new “three-in-one” interactive experience, which is hosted by The Keeper. It’s described as a backstage tour, but there’s no actual ‘backstage’ – everything happening is part of the ‘show’.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Monsters and Manifestations 3 activities at the first room

The Keeper will introduce (and taunt you) to explore the exhibits, many of which are interactive, such as this trompe-l’oeil backdrop which you can take a photo with the dangerous Langsuir.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Monsters and Manifestations 2 Learn the secrets behind some effects

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Monsters and Manifestations 4 graveyard ghouls summoned by the keeper

The next stop is the Monstrous Graveyard, with the dead emerging from their graves to put on their most spirited dance show.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Monsters and Manifestations 4 graveyard dance show

Lastly, to avoid being captured by the castle forever, you’ll need to quickly make your way through the Malevolent Hallway, where more spirits could be hiding.

This experience is included with the RIP Tour, so technically RIP Tours get to experience ‘another house’ that’s not quite a haunted house but still entertaining (and possibly scary). For other park guests, you can purchase tickets to Monsters & Manifestations for $38 at the park.

Location: Far Far Away
Presentation: ★★★★☆
Horror Level: ★★★☆☆


DIE-ning with the Dead

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 DIE ning with the Dead 3 Spirit Medium incantation

This experience was not available to me during my preview session. I have attended it during an event night and my review can be found here. It’s certainly an entertaining dinner with gruesome (and delicious) food, and lucky for RIP Tour guests, it is included as part of the tour package. However, your experience may vary depending on how crowded the restaurant is, and where you are actually seated.

Location: KT’s Grill, New York zone
Presentation: ★★★☆☆
Horror Level: ★☆☆☆☆


Video Highlights of Halloween Horror Nights 10

Come and see the horrors with highlights footage captured in HHN10’s haunted houses, scare zones and attractions in this video log. This was filmed while taking photographs simultaneously, pardon the quality.


Halloween Horror Nights 10: Select Nights 30 Sep – 5 Nov

USS Halloween Horror Nights 10 Ending Feature Photo of Park Entrance arch

Prepare for the event: Get all the info here

You can get all essential info you need and buy your tickets from my Halloween Horror Nights 10 Event Guide.

Get more HHN10 updates

More photos from this year’s HHN attractions will be published on my Instagram (@dejiki), Tiktok and on this website as special features. Follow me on Facebook for updates.


Note: This review is based on the preview night. Your experience at the park may vary, depending on dynamic park crowd conditions and creative adjustments. Special Thanks to Resorts World Sentosa for the invitation to the HHN10 Preview.


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The Silenced Auction (Opening Scaremony) | DIE-ning with The Dead | Monsters & Manifestations
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13 Responses to Halloween Horror Nights 10 Review

  1. JY September 28, 2022 at 11:38 am #

    This year no BTS on haunted houses?

    • Dejiki September 30, 2022 at 9:26 am #

      There is no ‘Behind The Screams’ Tour offered this year. Stay tuned for a Special Feature article on my website that will bring you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the houses.

  2. . October 2, 2022 at 7:44 am #

    Do they have any kind of merchandise for HHN this year?

  3. JH October 2, 2022 at 8:14 am #

    Will you do a review of the R.I.P. tour?

    • Dejiki October 3, 2022 at 9:03 am #

      Yes, the RIP Tour Review and vlog are coming soon.

  4. Kaeden October 2, 2022 at 10:42 am #

    Are there any kind of merchandise for HHN this year?

    • Dejiki October 2, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

      No HHN-branded souvenirs for sale at the store this year. There are a handful of beverage items such as blood packs, that carry the HHN logo.

    • RT October 30, 2022 at 11:00 am #

      Can I check if I can get 1 adult ticket for 30th October, tonight. Willing to pay extra. Please contact 91699703.

  5. wwww October 4, 2022 at 9:18 pm #

    is it possible to wear Halloween makeup in park?

    • Dejiki October 5, 2022 at 11:04 am #

      The official rule is that Costumes, full face make up and/or full face masks are NOT allowed. You may at most have half-face Halloween makeup.

  6. Jj October 8, 2022 at 10:53 am #

    Hi! Will there be any ending march or festival kinda event in HHN10?

    • Dejiki October 8, 2022 at 5:59 pm #

      No, all the available entertainment offerings are already featured in this review.

  7. yogi October 21, 2022 at 7:22 pm #

    How long is the queue?

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