USS Halloween Horror Nights returns for its 7th edition with flesh-eating zombies in tow

USS Halloween Horror Nights returns for its 7th edition with flesh-eating zombies in tow
PHOTO: Resorts World Sentosa

For the seventh year running, Universal Studios Singapore's (USS) Halloween Horror Nights is back to terrify Singaporeans and thrill-seekers all over once again.

The month-long Halloween special happening on Sep 29 till Oct 29 will include the usual haunted houses and scare zones, but there's an all-new experience to look forward to: Zombie laser tag.

That's right, the organisers have upped the ante by incorporating modern technology into their scare tactics.

The live-action zombie experience will make use of brainwave technology and select participants will wear headbands that sense concentration levels to help unlock clues in their quest, said USS in a statement. Guests will have to upgrade their tickets at $38 each to have a go at fending off zombies.

Photo: Resorts World Sentosa

As the event comes to its seventh edition, the scare fest is themed after seven new incarnations of deadly sins present in our modern society: Cruelty, Deception, Malice, Manipulation, Narcissism, Perversion and Obsession.

Said senior vice president of attractions at Resorts World Sentosa, Jason Horkin: "This year's theme is among the most disturbing ones, drawing upon seven new incarnations of deadly sins to reflect the zeitgeist of today's society where people are preoccupied with individualism, beauty and power."

He added that Halloween Horror Nights 7 is the "most technologically advanced edition" yet.

There will be a total of five haunted houses, two scare zones, and two all-new shows at this year's event.

Headlining the haunted houses is the Death Mall, an abandoned building that suffered a structural failure and is now home to malicious ghosts.

Photo: Resorts World Sentosa

One of the new killer shows, Laboratorium, exposes the deception of plague doctors who treat humans as test subjects to find cures during the Black Death, and it features death-defying stunts performed by international acts.

In addition, many of the park's rides and attractions will stay open for guests to to enjoy (and continue screaming themselves hoarse) till late.

Photo: Resorts World Sentosa

Halloween Horror Nights 7 starts at 7.30pm and runs for 14 select nights across five weekends. As part of an early bird promotion available now till Sep 5, guests can purchase tickets at $55 each, or purchase three tickets to enjoy one free.

A standard event ticket costs $68. Tickets are available online and at Universal Studios Singapore ticket booths.

So if you've always wanted to be chased by flesh-eating zombies from just about every corner, you might want to make a date with the ghouls of USS this year.

Be afraid, be very afraid as USS Halloween Horror Nights is back for 7th year running

ssandrea@sph.com.sg

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