The advances in animatronic technology used for creatures in Hollywood films like Star Wars and Jurassic Park has now made its way out of the theater.
Residents of West Hollywood got an up close and personal look at the creepy display for a new Netflix show called "altered carbon" that utilizes animatronics to breathe life into a human figure trapped in plastic.
The new form of advertising uses a 3D model of a person that even feels real and many pedestrians were even curious enough to touch the horrifying display.
Upon closer inspection, one local resident even notices the figure is breathing and you can see his chest rising up and down inside the plastic cage. "It's kind of incredible though as far as advertising a tv show goes because it's a sculpture really, it's not just a poster," said Leo Ramsey.
The display looks more like something out of a horror movie than an advertisement. One man joked about the emaciated figure being an actor saying, "A lot of desperate actors in LA… do anything for a buck."
Another girl who decided to touch the ad received quite a shock to find it was "Gooey, Like soap all over him." The life-like ad even prompted first responders to show up to the scene, not all of them were impressed.
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Peter Rocca, another local resident in West Hollywood, was asked if he thought the ad went too far. "I think the whole point is for it to be creepy. I don't think it's too much, no," Rocca said.
"Altered Carbon" is futuristic sci-fi thriller set to release February 2.
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