Rebirth of the Matriarch brought back the sequel with the titular character from the very first edition of Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights. Unravelling in a Peranakan mansion, the story is woven around a family house turned into a funeral parlour with hidden mysteries within.
The facade of experience was built to replicate an antique Peranakan home, decorated with traditional wooden lattice patterns, an attic window, and a canopy roof. The elevation was also ornamented with a traditional wooden signboard, lighted paper lanterns and decorative air vents.
The courtyard recreated a traditional funeral scene, with carved figurines of mourners paying their respects to the deceased. The thematic set of offerings was crafted to convey the most realistic portrayal of the scene including paper-made servants, floral wreaths and kerosine lamps on display. Concealed rooms were crafted to seamlessly blend within the experience’s sets, designed for the scare actors to take their turn.
The following experiential zones were fitted with an arrangement of antique relics including an old oriental cabinet, a tea set and vases, all of which were doused with special paint effects for blood-like stains across them. The narrative began to unfold throughout the themed sets as the winding decorations gradually transformed the experience into more eerie and frightening scenes.
“The story was brought to reality with stylised character designs set against textured backdrops paired with real-life artefacts.”