Do you struggle to get out of bed for work or school in the morning? If so, this hilarious yet totally creepy viral Squid Game alarm clock might be just what you need to scare you awake.
Without a doubt, the first Squid Game trial is one of the most unsettling. As all 456 players take on a fatal game of Red Light, Green Light, they’re monitored and commanded by a giant robot doll shaped like a little girl. Any contestant still moving when the doll finishes saying “mugunghwa kkochi piotsseumnida” (“the Hibiscus flower has bloomed“) finds themselves shot to their death.
Since the show’s release, the giant doll has been one of the biggest centers of attention. Now, a pair of very creative designers have come up with a design for an alarm clock based on her—and it’s equal parts funny and terrifying.
When the doll-shaped alarm clock reaches the set time, it plays a recording of “the Hibiscus flower has bloomed,” just like in the Squid Game K-Drama, along with an alarm sound. Of course, if you’re a heavy sleeper, you know well that loud noises aren’t always enough to wake many people up—which is why the doll clock has a secret weapon…
A foam bullet! The clock was designed by filmmaker Benja Marambio (@nanvo on Instagram) and 3D artist Gaspar (@gaspar.3d), both of whom shared the video on Instagram. The clip was also shared on Twitter, where it’s already racked up over 100,000 views in the past 12 hours.
Well this is straight up the scariest thing ever pic.twitter.com/KB9IRzQavc
— Wu-Tang Is For The Children (@WUTangKids) October 11, 2021
So far, neither Benja nor Gaspar have shared whether they plan to approach Netflix with their design, but if this Squid Game alarm clock ever does hit shelves, many of us will never be late again.