Scare freaks rejoice! Common Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) returns for a terrific 10th anniversary version.
After a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19, HHN guarantees to stage it up from September 30 to November 5, with new experiences like laser tag, ghoulish stay dinner present (full with matching meals and drinks in addition) and even an unique behind-the-scenes tour!
Tickets will set you again $78 on peak nights and $68 on off-peak nights.
With a lot to see, hear, scent, style and expertise, we break down what our hits and misses are.
Killustrator: The Last Chapter (Haunted Home)
One in every of three haunted homes launched this 12 months, Killlustrator: The Last Chapter is the crown jewel of HHN’s choices in the event you ask us.
With a manic native manga artist, consider a gory model of the Dying Observe, who prides himself on his skills to create ‘rattling’ good artwork.
This haunted home is a throwback to the previous, with fan favorites just like the Naga and even our trusty native MRT making a comeback!
Hospitality of Horror (haunted home)
This version’s Asian-themed haunted home, this screaming maze is impressed by native tales of haunted mansions and accommodations.
The premise is that you simply’re invited to a keep at a elaborate new resort, however you do not know that it used to belong to a wealthy tycoon who constructed it for his bloodthirsty sorceress spouse. And when you join, you do not stop!
Our private spotlight? Expertise old fashioned scary strategies mixed with trendy expertise to create a spooky immersive expertise.
Darkish Zodiac (Worry Zone)
Darkish Zodiac has little worry – it is scarier to stroll down Clarke Quay throughout Halloween.
Ideally skilled after haunted homes, this scare zone is a welcome break to calm your nerves.
Injecting a darkish model of one thing near everybody’s hearts, see how twisted our trusty horoscope indicators may be when conjured by a mysterious Horrorcle.
Monsters & Manifestations (stay present and tour)
Cabaret followers, rejoice as a result of HHN has you lined with its Monsters & Manifestations stay present and behind-the-scenes tour.
For a $38 top-up, uncover the key scare strategies used all through HHN as you crew up with a darkish mistress of the night time (suppose Cruella meets Elvira) alongside along with her undead minions.
This half actually shines, with dedicated character performing and slick dance strikes sealing the deal for us.
The Silent Public sale (stay present)
Designated because the kickoff to your HHN expertise, this stay present ties all of the completely different experiences collectively into one neat plot.
Because of this, it makes the completely different HHN experiences really feel extra seamless and demonstrates the significance of storytelling.
Die-ning with the Lifeless (dinner with stay present)
In some way, ghoulish minions and a medium aren’t our thought of best dinner company.
And if you don’t need meals popping out of each ends, we expect you would be sensible to skip this and save $105.
In our opinion, the manufacturing worth of the Stay Dinner Present was not on par with the opposite experiences, and it was additionally one of many weakest ideas of all of HHN’s choices.
Creation of spooky combos and spooky snacks and sips (meals and drinks)
With choices like eyeball pizza, neon-colored syringes, and the works, the meals and drinks actually look good for Instagram.
Nonetheless, in the case of taste, that is the place we really feel it falls brief, as each the pizza and the creepy sips are too candy.
The eyeball pizza ($25 with a drink and dessert), a quarter-slice charcoal pie topped with mozzarella, longans, blueberries, crispy puffed rice and gochujang (crimson pepper) sauce, is a valiant effort to include Asian elements, nevertheless it solely serves to additional the dialogue about why longans and blueberries do not belong on pizza.
Escape the breakout (laser tag)
One of many new experiences for its 10th version, Escape the Breakout is HHN’s tackle a mixture of laser tag escape rooms.
That includes a narrative that will be acquainted to followers of Batman: Arkham Knight, you and your courageous crew of pals should escape from Heinous Harbour, a jail for hardened and insane criminals.
Whereas the laser tag element is actually enjoyable, the shortage of directions made us really feel just like the escape room puzzles have been off the mark.
The Hunt for Pontianak (Worry Zone)
Personally, we’re pontianak followers, so our expectations have been fairly excessive.
This scare zone, which sees a gaggle of influential folks roam the Malaysian forest of their try to seize the well-known vengeful feminine spirit (suppose Blair Witch Undertaking), pales compared to earlier HHN Pontianak choices.
Whereas the setting appears to be good (low lights, smoke, and creepy sounds), the entire expertise is tacky and even a bit hilarious because of the overacting of the skittish actors and the kitsch props.
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Operation: Lifeless Power (haunted home)
You’d suppose we would all be exhausted in the case of zombies in recent times (thanks, The Strolling Lifeless and Prepare to Busan), and this haunted home does not actually convey something new to the desk.
This journey to the headquarters of the Particular Forces in opposition to the Lifeless as they battle in opposition to a zombie nerve agent feels a bit too repetitive for us to ship chills down the backbone.
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