Universal Studios Singapore’s (USS) Halloween Horror Nights will return for its ninth edition, from September 27 till October 31 this year, featuring five haunted houses, two scare zones and two killer shows across 16 event nights.
Taking centre stage this year is Curse of the Naga, USS’ first regional collaboration with the directors of blockbuster Thai horror films Shutter and 4bia, Parkpoom Wongpoom and Gunn Purijitpanya, in the creation of the an original haunted house. Featuring elaborate landscape design, stunning special effects and original characters, the haunted house will transport guests from the colourful streets of Bangkok to a lost village that is under the spell of the Naga, a snake spirit.
Those curious to unmask the horror and secrets behind Curse of the Naga can go for a daytime, behind-the-scenes guided tour, available at a top-up fee in addition to daytime admission ticket.
Adding on to the list of ever-popular Asian-inspired horrors is The Chalet Hauntings, brought to you by Official Partner Traveloka. Here, Singaporeans can relive one of the most commonly shared experiences of paranormal sightings in their teenage years. This house will feature the event’s most extensive collection of South-east Asian ghosts – from the mischievous Toyol to the bloodthirsty Langsuir – in a single house. Not for the faint-hearted, The Chalet Hauntings plays off one’s darkest fears with illusions that will trick the eyes and minds, raising fears and anxieties as guests unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of five teenagers.
Elsewhere, visitors can join the circus of clowns as they wreak havoc and train the next generation of red-nosed killers at Twisted Clown University or step into Spirit Dolls, an abandoned village where the only inhabitants are silent dolls watching everyone’s movement.
Those looking for a respite from the scares can head to Pantages Hollywood Theater where hosts Skin & Bones will present a repertoire of offbeat entertainment, quirky cast, along with terrifyingly funny acts in their live show. For a head-banging frenzy, join the mass of metal heads in Death Fest and rock out to the savage sounds of the Death Trap band. On peak nights, Death Trap will lead a morbid metal procession around the park with specially designed floats, electrifying acts, and culminating in a hardcore music festival bursting with pyrotechnics.
Tickets are now available for purchase at www.halloweenhorrornights.com.sg and guests can choose from 16 event nights (10 peak nights + six non-peak nights). From now till September 1, tickets can be purchased at S$65 (US$47; peak nights) and S$55 (non-peak nights). After which, regular tickets will cost S$70 for peak nights and S$60 for non-peak nights. Guests can also enjoy many of the theme park’s rides and attractions during event nights.