I'm a timid person but HHN6 didn't scare me that much.
On Monday night, I was given the opportunity to be scared out of my skin (and possibly have a heart attack) by attending Universal Studios Singapore’s (USS) highly-raved annual Halloween event: Halloween Horror Nights 6.
Being a huge horror fan (and very fearful at the same time), I’ve attended Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) over the past few years and couldn’t wait to see how the sixth installment would stand out from previous years.
The park looked like it was straight of out a horror movie with smoke and dim lights. It screamed “You are going to regret coming tonight!” at every corner.
However, with five different haunted houses and two scare zones this year, I expected a lot more spine tingling moments and excitement than what I experienced.
Here are my hits and misses from Halloween Horror Nights 6:
Two of my favourites were Old Changi Hospital (OCH) and the Salem Witch House.
With Japanese soldiers screaming in your face, prisoners of war crying out for mercy and banshees at every corner, OCH felt like I was transported back in time to the Japanese occupation.
On the other hand, Salem Witch House was eerie and definitely something very different from what I had seen at HHN in previous years. With witches popping out from behind doors or hanging from the the ceiling, you might just pee in your pants. My other favourite? The two witches casting spells in the first few rooms of the house.
You don’t want to miss this one!
Some of my favourites included those during ‘March of the Dead’ and at Hu Li’s Inn, which included some very dramatic (and creepy) pieces.
Check them out when you head down!
This year’s, however, fell short of that.
The show opened with a comical DJ set that lasted five minutes too long. Once the DJ set was over, the pyrotechnics came on and the scare actors came out, but within two minutes, it was over.
The only way you would be able to enjoy this Opening Scaremony would be if you were high on alcohol. (Sorry…)
Most of the ghosts were not aggressive and were not very interactive with guests, unlike previous years. They solely stood at the corners of the scare zones and waited for guests to approach them.
All in all, HHN did manage to scare the crap out of me and leave me up at night. Considering that this was its sixth round, I expected a much bigger, better, and scarier show.
Hopefully it’ll be more exciting when it opens to the public than it was at the media preview!
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