Netflix’s most popular show to date, the Korean survival thriller series Squid Game, directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, has amassed a huge revenue for the streamer. Given its massive popularity, we had already anticipated this year’s Halloween to derive a lot of inspiration from the show.
However, Netflix have now taken things one step further by setting up a gigantic doll from the series in Sydney in the middle of Circular Quay.
Activated by Akcelo, this lifesize doll was modelled after the creepy giant doll in the ‘Red Light, Green Light’ episode of the series, who chanted the eponymous title in an eerie sing-song voice, voiced by HoYeon Jung.
The game involves the players running when the gigantic doll has her back turned on them and says green light. When she turns around, they have to stay rooted to the spot. The slightest movement will get them killed. This was the most shocking point in the series as the violence and bloodshed were completely unexpected.
With a grisly twist on a naive and innocent children’s game, the episode saw this murderous doll kill anyone who violated the rules of the game, causing a massacre of an epic scale. All for prize money of 45.6 billion Korean Won.
In this ultimate recreation of the episode, people could get fake murdered by this doll. Adhering to the Covid protocols, they would have to enter by scanning a QR code, maintain social distancing norms and play.
Starring Lee Jung Jae, Park Hae Soo, Jung Ho Yeon and Wi Ha Jun, the series sees the players struggle for survival under the panoptic gaze of unknown, sinister forces who have power and money. With its thrilling premise, the series was definitely a hit this Halloween!
Take a look at the giant-sized doll below: