An ice hockey team in Dundee have filmed a parody of hit Netflix show Squid Game to promote their Halloween fixture this weekend.
Dundee Stars players took to the ice to recreate the show’s ‘red light, green light’ scene involving a giant robot doll.
The players really get into the spirit of the challenge, with some theatrically falling to the rink after they are eliminated for moving when the doll turns its head.
The whole challenge – aided by computer wizardry – is being watched from a secret lair by Omar Pacha, the head coach and general manager of Dundee Stars.
Pacha told STV News: “This year we wanted to make another Halloween video as we have done many different videos in the past that went down well with our fanbase.”
“Stars TV (our media team) came up with the idea of Squid Game and we absolutely ran with it.”
“The players did a great job acting and Stars TV did an excellent job editing.”
“It’s great to see the response and we look forward to a great night at the Dundee ice Arena, where we face the Guildford Flames, 7pm face off.”
Netflix says Squid Game has been watched by a “mind-boggling” 142 million households around the world, calling the programme “our biggest TV show ever”.
The hit dystopian Korean drama, written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, follows desperate people who are invited to take part in a mystery game for a massive sum of money.
It is Netflix’s first Korean programme to become the most popular series in the US and follows the company’s efforts to increase its offering of international shows.
Wayne Easson, part of the Dundee Stars media team behind the video, said: “Everyone was talking about Squid Game on Netflix. it just made sense to use the idea in our Halloween promo video because of the shows popularity”
“The whole process was last-minute. With only a filming window of around 30 minutes on the ice, and 30 minutes off the ice, the players all did a fantastic job and really bought into the idea.”
“I had a couple of sleepless nights editing and with some major help from my daughter on the doll scenes, we managed to get the project over the line.”
“I loved every minute of the process and I’m already looking forward to our next theme night project.”
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