What are you doing this Halloween? If you don't mind turning things Upside Down and with a bunch of elite ancient Chinese vampires, a Japanese ghost in her home where she was poisoned by her own husband, trapped in a Pagoda of Peril with demons and ghosts and the feminist icon (who also happens to be a ghost that avenges women who die in childbirth), the legendary Pontianak, the eighth edition of Halloween Horror Nights (HHN8) at Universal Studios Singapore will suit you just fine.
There's a reason why HHN8 continues to be the premier Halloween event in Singapore. The ultimate scare-fest returns on September 27 to October 31 with five new haunted houses, three live shows, two scare zones and the bonus zombie laser tag if all that screaming from the houses isn't enough.
Netflix plays a big part in this year's events with a whole house dedicated to Stranger Things. See rooms, spaces and places from the series get recreated – and even some characters (and monsters) make an appearance.
What we loved about this year's event was how they kept things close to home by honouring Asian horror folklore. Stumble into the world of Killuminati, a Chinese secret society of vampires who won't let you leave the lounge alive.
Then it's to the trio of vengeful ladies at the Pagoda of Peril, the Haunting of Oiwa and Pontianak. Watch out for the jump scares and a bevy of long-haired ladies in loose dresses.
The four Asian horror narratives also come with short movies that's worth watching before you journey through the dark, dark grounds of Universal Studios Singapore for Halloween. All attractions are good for ages 13 and above which means the scares are still PG 13 so don't freak out just yet! Good luck and see you on the other side.