Halloween hasn’t exactly got a foothold here as a genuinely scary tradition — instead, it’s more of an occasion for people to turn up in bizarre/hilarious/sexed-up costumes and party the night away without being subjected to all the glares and stares. But there’s always one event we can count on to pull out all the stops to give us a good fright: Halloween Horror Nights.
Back for its seventh edition, the nightmarish experience promises its darkest, most twisted year yet, conjuring up new incarnations of the seven deadly sins — Cruelty, Deception, Malice, Manipulation, Narcissism, Perversion and Obsession — embodied in characters called the Sinisters.
Expect heart-stopping moments as you tread across five haunted houses, two scare zones and two killer shows with great trepidation. Or if you’re in the mood for a different kind of suspense and terror, jump on board any of the rides that are open till late.
For those hardcore scare freaks who’ve been to every single Halloween Horror Nights edition, check out this year’s new Zombie Laser Tag Experience. Basically, this is where you cough up an extra $38 and round up your brave buddies into a team of four to ‘kill’ legions of the walking dead with laser tag gear.
Haunted house experiences include Death Mall, a space crawling with malicious ghouls, and Inside the Mind, which throws scare-goers into the psyche of a depraved force of evil. Two new shows will make their debut as well — Laboratorium takes you into an era where plague doctors experiment on humans to find cures during the Black Death, but end up creating superhuman freaks; while Slice of Life Tour blends K-pop and gore with an album launch performance by Slit Face Girls that goes horribly wrong.
Halloween Horror Nights 7 is on from Sept 29-Oct 29, on 14 select nights from 7.30pm-late. $55-$68.