Besides the four haunted houses at Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 5 (HHN5), you can get your doze of fright at the three scare zones.
Scare zones are not called that for nothing. Unlike haunted houses which are contained areas, scare zones are more “free range” which means that you’ll have to be on your guard as the scares can come from all directions, especially from behind.
The scare zones
To prepare you for your journey, we round up some of the scariest characters from the three zones that you should watch out for:
A gargantuan extra-terrestrial race called the Horde is using the cover of the eclipse to invade Earth. These sightless, ruthless monsters have opened a Portal to swamp our cities, and will stop at nothing until our planet has been laid to waste.
The Invaders scare zone in New York feels less scary than the other two zones because of the wider open space. But don’t let this fool you into thinking that you’re safe.
Here, you will meet The Horde. Aliens from space come to conquer earth for its minerals. These beings are two-legged and four-legged giants that are up to 2.7 metres tall.
Their powers? Magnetic force fields and aggressive vines that can crush all resistance.
Here’s what you need to know: the taller ones move slower and you need to watch out for those with springy legs.
Remember to check out the schedule for the show at The Invaders. You’ll witness a rescue mission gone wrong. Participate in the show by taking your phone out to shine it on The Horde to stun them.
A secret colony code-named Sector #5 was set up by the government to quarantine the deformed and the diseased. Left to fend for themselves, they have developed a bloodlust for their oppressors, which the Blood Moon is stoking to a fever pitch.
In conTERMINATED scare zone in New York, you’ll visit an abandoned colony where the residents are mutants contaminated by nuclear waste.
The atmosphere is creepy and the litter scattered all over the place will make the obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) sufferer in your group go mad. You’re warned.
The Blood Moon has wreaked havoc on the Lunar Calendar! In this forsaken village it is eternally the Seventh Month, and villagers perform rituals of the Hungry Ghost Festival every night. Are they apparitions, or have you have “crossed over” without realising it?
Due to the spooky atmosphere (lots of dry ice), many say this is the scariest scare zone. The zone features many tombstone and remainders of the Hungry Ghost Festival offerings.
In any case, you’ll need to pass here before you can enter Hell House. Try to stick to your friends because it gets really foggy here and it’s easy to get separated.
B.C. Beast Club (Ancient Egypt)
Enjoy deathly cold beverages and frighteningly good entertainment all night long at the Beast Club, where misfits, beasts and monsters hang out. It’s going to be an experience that’s literally out of this world.
More a “party zone” than a scare zone, B.C. Beast Club at Ancient Egypt offers cold drinks and a rest from the scares. Here, you’ll see beast-headed creatures who only want a good time.
Check out the schedule for the show. You can dance with the characters before watching a dance-off between humans and beast-headed creatures.