[Exclusive Interview] “Stranger Things” at Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights 8


For the first time ever, Universal Studios Singapore (USS), Universal Studios Hollywood, and Universal Orlando Resort are partnering with Netflix to bring its critically acclaimed series, “Stranger Things”, to life at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) taking place on select nights 27* September to 31 October 2018. We sat down with Markham Gannon, Assistant Director, Creative, Resorts World Sentosa for an exclusive interview to find out what you can expect.

*Update on 13 June 2018: HHN8 will now start on 27 September instead of 28 September – that’s right, you get one more night of horror!

Can you give us an overview of what we can expect from the “Stranger Things” house?

Haunted houses at USS HHN typically have 9 to 10 rooms/scenes each. This year’s “Stranger Things” haunted house, however, will see the most number of rooms to date: 12 rooms depicting 12 different scenes from Season 1 of the series. These include the menacing Hawkins National Laboratory, the Byers home adorned with Christmas lights, the eerie Upside Down and more.

In addition to meeting some of your favourite characters, you will also get a firsthand experience of the adventure, science fiction, and horror. You will meet some characters from the series, but you will also feel like you are a character in that scene. For example, there will be several attacks by the Demogorgon on you as though you’re a character in that scene.

What’s it like to have three Universal parks working with the same popular show at the same time for the first time ever?

Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Singapore will all present a “Stranger Things” themed Halloween Horror Nights house, working closely with Netflix. Each experience will vary slightly based on the environment used to create the haunted house along with its own design interpretations.  Here in Singapore, the “Stranger Things” house will be constructed outdoors and located at Breezeway, which enables us to create a large façade to wow guests.

We will also capture the scares and pivotal moments from the series with some added surprises and special effects.

So avid fans of “Stanger Things” can look forward to a very exciting Halloween Horror Nights experience.

What about guests who have yet to watch the series?

Both avid fans and newcomers who have not seen the series because clips from Season 1 will be played in the queue, so you’ll be able to get an understanding of the world you’ll be entering before you experience it firsthand.

What else can we expect at USS HHN8?

Apart from the “Stranger Things” haunted house, guests can also expect haunted houses and scare zones themed around Asian folklore. Following last year’s success, Zombie Laser Tag will also be back by popular demand.

How can I be a part of the experience?

If you haven’t already heard, we’re currently having a giveaway on our Resorts World Sentosa Facebook page. Simply tell us in the comments what you would like to see at the “Stranger Things” haunted house, tag a friend, and stand a chance to win tickets to the event!

HHN8 Scare-Actor Auditions

We’ll also be having scare-actor auditions on 9, 10, 16 & 17 June 2018. No prior experience is required. Simply bring along your NRIC (for verification purposes), passion, and your scariest face!

Watch this space closely for more updates in the months to come.

Lastly, buy your tickets at best value NOW during our Limited Time Special and receive free Stranger Things merchandise.


Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights 8

Venue: Universal Studios Singapore
Date: 27 September to 31 October 2018 (18 selected nights only)

Keep your eyes peeled for regular updates on our various social media platforms. In the meantime, comment below to let us know what you’re looking most forward to at #HHN8, we want to know!

All things Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights 8

HHN8 Official Website
HHN8 Scare-Actor Auditions
Stranger Things House [Exclusive Interview]
HHN8 First Look
HHN8 Roadshows
8 Tips to Survive Zombie Laser Tag at USS HHN8
HHN8 Spot and Win Instagram Contest
HHN8 Review [Plan your route with this!]
Exclusive Merchandise to Get at HHN8
HHN8 Themed Food & Drinks

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