Halloween thrills to suit your palate

Media preview of Halloween Horror Nights 4 at Universal Studios Singapore. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
Media preview of Halloween Horror Nights 4 at Universal Studios Singapore. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

From theme parks to nightspots to eateries, a growing number of businesses are pulling out all the stops to attract not just those who want a serious scare, but kids and gourmands as well.

Life!Weekend susses out Halloween events in Singapore for families, party goers, foodies and scare fanatics.

For scare fanatics

Sentosa Spooktacular 2014

Sentosa Spooktacular 2014. Behind-The-Scenes Media Set Visit.Sentosa Spooktacular 2014. Behind-The-Scenes Media Set Visit. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

All 40,000 sq m of Fort Siloso will be converted into Laddaland, a haunted village based on the 2011 film of the same name. There are three houses based on scenes from Thai horror flicks Alone (2007), Countdown (2012) and The Swimmers (2014), where blood, gore and ghouls are just a smattering of the horrors that await visitors.

Where: Fort Siloso, Sentosa IslandWhen: Oct 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and Nov 1, 7pm to midnight (last entry at 9.30pm)Admission: Standard tickets at $66.60 each

Halloween Horror Nights 4

Jack's Nightmare Circus. Media preview of Halloween Horror Nights 4 at Universal Studios Singapore. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

In this edition, the horror factor is brought closer to home with a haunted military camp and school to, perhaps, remind visitors of the spooky tales they might have heard before. There will also be a new stage show, Jack’s Nightmare Circus, that will feature Jack The Killer clown, an iconic character from Universal Studios Florida, putting on a freak show with his captives, who include aerial acrobats and contortionists.

Where: Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World SentosaWhen: Today to Sunday, Oct 10 and 11, Oct 17 and 18, Oct 22 to 25, Oct 31 to Nov 1, 7.30pm to 1.30amAdmission: From $68 for a single night ticket

For revellers who want to play dress up

Zouk’s SlaughterHouse

One of nightspot Zouk's previous Halloween themed parties. -- PHOTO: ZOUK SINGAPORE

Creepy clowns, cotton candy and side show freaks will be some of the features at this Halloween carnival, combined with the elements of a meat market. The party is one of three events Zouk will be holding this Halloween.

Where: 17 Jiak Kim StreetWhen: Oct 25, 29 and 31, 9pm till late on Oct 25 and 11pm till late on Oct 29 and 31Admission: $33 for women and $38 for men on Oct 25 (includes two standard drinks); $28 for men (includes two standard drinks) and free for women on Oct 29; $28 for women and $33 for men on Oct 31 (includes two standard drinks); free entry for those in full costume on Oct 25 and 31

Hollywood Horror Night at 1-Altitude

Party-goers at 1-Altitude's 2013 Halloween party. -- PHOTO: 1-ALTITUDE

There will be double the horror at this rooftop hot spot as it will hold two parties at 1-Altitude Gallery & Bar and premium lounge Altimate, as well as a week-long Halloween-themed bonanza. Patrons can expect to be spooked by infamous Hollywood villains such as The Mummy and Freddy Krueger within the 1-Altitude asylum.

Where: 1-Altitude, Levels 61 to 63 at One Raffles PlaceWhen: Oct 25 and 31, from 5.30pm till late at 1-Altitude bar and 10pm till late at AltimateAdmission: $33 entry to either Altimate or 1-Altitude rooftop or $45 entry to both clubs on Oct 25 (includes one Halloween cocktail and one house pour); $30 entry to either Altimate or 1-Altitude rooftop (includes one house pour) or $45 entry to both clubs on Oct 31 (includes two house pours)

For families

Safari Boo at River Safari

Cute antics of squirrel monkeys chomping through the festive pumpkin treats during Halloween at the River Safari. -- PHOTO: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE

If you have to make your Halloween child-friendly, River Safari’s first Halloween event should be safe. Little tots can dress up in their favourite costumes and meet mythical creatures such as unicorns and mermaids, uncover animal bones and learn about the myths and legends of creatures of the night from a friendly witch and Frankenstein.

Where: 80 Mandai Lake RoadWhen: Oct 22, 25 and 26 and Nov 1 and 2, 6 to 9pm (last entry at 8pm)Admission: Free for children aged 12 and below after 6pm, $15 for adults; visitors with River Safari admission tickets enter Safari Boo for free

I Know Who You Killed This Halloween at Downtown East

Ghouls and terrorising characters during Halloween at Downtown East. -- PHOTO: NTUC CLUB

For those who have always harboured dreams of solving gruesome crimes akin to those featured in the hit television series CSI, round up family and friends for the Crime Scene Investigation Challenge at Downtown East. Groups of between six and eight will have to investigate and identify the murderers before they can escape from the crime room.

Where: Begonia Pavilion, Downtown EastWhen: Oct 31 to Nov 2, 4 to 11pmAdmission: $22 a person (recommended for ages 12 and above)

For foodies

WHODUNIT? at The Rabbit Hole

The White Rabbit's 2013 Halloween party. -- PHOTO: LO & BEHOLD GROUP

The White Rabbit and The Rabbit Hole will be decorated to resemble a crime scene while channelling a film noir mood. Dress as your favourite mystery solver as the venue lauds the great spy, criminal and investigator characters of all time.

Where: The White Rabbit and The Rabbit Hole, 39C Harding RoadWhen: Oct 25, 9pm till late

Marriage Of The Spirits by And So Forth

Witness an out-of-this-world wedding, more specifically, a ghost wedding ceremony. It is a pop-up event, so details are scant and the location is kept under wraps until diners sign up.

Where: Secret location (diners will find out where after buying tickets)When: Oct 31, 7.30 to 10pmAdmission: $125 a person

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