Lupita Nyong’o made an appearance at Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights and gave Us fans an experience they will never forget.
In the video, we see Nyong’o experiencing the frights of the attraction for herself, totally lost in the spooks. However, it isn’t long before she reprises her role as Red from Jordan Peel’s Us and turns the frights on the attendees. Nyong’o doesn’t miss a beat transforming immediately into her ‘Tethered’ self and scaring the pants off everyone crossing her path.
This year, a portion of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ was made to mirror key scenes from the film and ironically featured lookalikes for the cast and their ‘Tethered.’ Nyong’o once again dawned the golden scissors, fingerless driving gloves and iconic red jumpsuit from Us.
Featuring the unnerving labyrinth of underground tunnels that stretch from coast to coast below America, to the disorienting and the ominous uprising of “The Tethered”— doppelgängers of every living man, woman and child in the country—the “Us” maze places guests at the heart of this living nightmare where they quickly realize they are their own worst enemy.
The journey begins circa 1986 as guests follow in the footsteps of the young girl they first meet as Adelaide Wilson as she innocently ventures through a mirror funhouse at the Santa Cruz boardwalk and has a fateful and traumatic encounter with her tethered doppelgänger, an event that will forever alter both of their lives. The harrowing experience then transitions to present day, thrusting guests into the chaos of “The Tethered” uprising as they emerge from their tunnels to murder their privileged doubles in a nationwide coordinated act of rebellion.
Did any of you check out Halloween Horror Nights this year? Were you lucky enough to attend the same night as Nyong’o? Let us know how it was in the comments section.