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Man Creates ‘Squid Game’-Themed Halloween Lights That Play Deadly Game

Orignally published on 2021-10-27 16:24:53 by www.newsweek.com

Squid Game fever shows no sign of slowing down with Halloween around the corner, and legions of fans are planning on dressing up as their favorite character from the Netflix series.

The South Korean show has taken the world by storm, with real-life versions of the games popping up at playgrounds, while some schools in New York have gone as far as to ban Squid Game costumes.

One man has now brought Halloween and Christmas together, creating an epic light show reminiscent of the holidays, but with a creepy twist.

Fan Justin has decked his house out with hundreds of lights, and while you’d expect to see Rudolph and Santa frolicking on the façade, instead the doll from the first episode greets you.

Justin shared a clip to his TikTok page @justinthelightguy, revealing his house, in an unknown location, challenges people to play “red light green light” in real life.

The clip, which can be seen here, starts with a voice uttering: “With that, let the game begin.”

The words are broadcast on a giant screen, which gives way to a 5-minute timer. The chilling doll then appears, saying “green light,” while all the lights match the color.

As in the series, the doll turns around, only to whip her head back as her voice booms “red light,” and the illuminations turn the same shade. And in true Squid Game style, there are a few gunshots.

Justin captioned the clip “who wants to play,” and it seems to have gone down a storm, being watched more than 17 million times since its upload last week.

Commenting on the clip, Luisleon897687 wrote: “The neighbors must be scared.”

“This sounds like real gunshots,” Anupam Tripathi thought.

And responding to a few people pointing out he used the English dubbed track, he wrote: “A Korean version is coming out tonight.”

Alex Jerome joked: “Imagine trick-or-treating and that pops up and you get shot.”

While Matt-b26 reckoned: “Omg what a way to scare off trick-or-treaters.”

On his Instagram page, Justin shared a behind-the-scenes look at how he created the light sequence.

Seemingly showing his computer screen mapping out the light formations, he wrote: “Squid Game Tik Tok coming soon. Gonna have actual people in the yard playing the game.”

Squid Game has been crowned Netflix’s most successful title launch, with more than 111 million viewers in its first 28 days.

Written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, it tells the story of a group of heavily indebted people trying to win a pot of $38.6 million (45.6bn won) by playing children’s games. But if you lose, you die.

Newsweek has reached out to Justin for comment.

Handout from Netflix of Squid Game. A man has created “Red Light Green Light” themed Halloween lights.
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Orignally published on 2021-10-27 16:24:53 by www.newsweek.com

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