Just last Friday, both Jacqueline and I were at Universal Studios Singapore for Halloween Horror Nights 4 and we had a rather exhaustive night of queuing up and getting spooked by the scare-actors. When we were there at 7.45pm, it was already crowded with many people and out of the 4 haunted houses that are available, we only managed to go for two because the rest of the haunted houses had long lines of people!
Apart from the 2 haunted houses [The L.A.B & Jing’s Revenge] that we tried, we also managed to experience 3 out of the 4 scare zones; Demoncracy, Canyon of the Cursed, and Scary Tales. We also had the time to check out Jack’s Nightmare Circus, a show that you truly mustn’t miss!
So without further ado, here’s our personal opinion/review of Halloween Horror Nights 4 @ Universal Studios Singapore…
The L.A.B [Laboratory of Alien Breeding]
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The topic about Aliens is a rather mysterious one and there is little information about what we know of its existence. If your impression of an Alien resembles that of the E.T. movie, you will be so wrong when you check out The L.A.B at Halloween Horror Nights 4. We waited for a rather long time just to experience The L.A.B and in all honesty, the wait wasn’t quite worth it because it was not as scary as we imagined it to be. There are a couple of jump scares and special effects but it is not so spooky because the interior is quite bright and you can see what is about to come round the corner.
There are quite a number of ghost stories that are set in a school-based setting and usually, these stories happen in the school toilets or some secluded school block that not many people go to. Well, in Jing’s Revenge, the whole school is literally haunted and it really scared the wits out of us! The interior is rather dim and there are many hidden corners where the scare actors can jump out from. Jing’s Revenge is definitely one of the scariest haunted houses at Halloween Horror Nights 4 but we can’t say for sure because we did not have the time to check out Mati Camp or Jack’s 3-Dementia.
In 3 out of the 4 scare zones that we went to, it wasn’t so scary because they are staged in open spaces where there are a lot of people. However, it was not a surprise when we heard some ladies screaming as there were props where the scare actors could hide in and perform jump scares on the passer-by. Most of the scare actors at the Scare Zones are also quite obliging when it comes to picture-taking so don’t hesitate to snap a picture or two for keepsake.
A photo of Jacqueline with one of the many scare actors.
All hell has broken loose at the New York Zone and the earth has been torn asunder by diabolical forces! Freaky friends of the underworld will unleash their prowess and wipe out all humans from the face of this earth.
Canyon of the Cursed
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Treasure hunters in the wild west had long been drawn to a place that is unmarked on any map and believed to be buried with the gold of the Nevuro tribe. Ignoring the warnings of how this place was guarded by spirits and protected by an ancient chieftain’s curse, these rapacious men and women rode into the unknown and were never seen again until now.
The forest of disenchantment has ensnared favourite fairy tales and twisted them into nightmares; warping familiar characters into something that is almost beyond recognition. You will never see Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood in the same light ever again.
Jack’s Nightmare Circus
Jack’s Nightmare Circus is largely entertaining as there are a lot of wacky performing acts and usage of pyrotechnics. However, there are only 3 shows a night so make sure you queue up early [15 minutes before showtime] to avoid disappointment.
Our virgin experience to Halloween Horror Nights 4 is a rather tiring one. As we didn’t purchase the Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass which cost SGD$50 per person, we had to queue and stand at least 35 minutes on average for the haunted houses and relied on our mobile phones to occupy ourselves.
Although we found the scare level of Halloween Horror Nights 4 to be within our comfort zone, we generally don’t recommend it for children under 13 years of age as the event might be too intense.
Tickets to Halloween Horror Nights 4 are still available for October 10, 11, 17, 18, 22-25, 31 and November 1 so if you are interested to give yourself a good scare, you can purchase your tickets directly from the Halloween Horror Nights 4 Website.
For a more detailed and comprehensive review of Halloween Horror Nights 4, we highly recommend that you check out Dejiki’s Blog where there are quite a number of helpful tips.