We knew the actors employed for scary theme park mazes were good, but not this good.
Unsuspecting park guests at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights were treated to some very A-List scares recently, when actor James Franco and his co-star from HBO's The Deuce, Chris Bauer, paid a surprise visit.
Franco donned a frighteningly realistic Jack Torrance mask, as he and Bauer hid in the haunted maze inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Judging by the high-octane screams, we’d say this duo have a new line of work cut out for them as “scare-actors.”
“This could be the hiatus job,” joked Bauer – who is best known for playing Detective Andy Bellefleur on True Blood, and didn’t appear to need a Torrance mask to get into character. In fact, if you ask us, we’d say Bauer would be a pretty good contender for the Overlook hotel manager, should there be a future reboot.
Universal Studios Hollywood Creative Director John Murdy is seen in the clip above congratulating Franco on his performance, telling him he’d been watching his ax-wielding work from the monitor. “Were they getting scared?” an excited Franco asks Murdy.
You can check out Halloween Horror Nights yourself on selected dates until Nov. 4 at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort.
What did you think of their performance? Let us know if you'd be scared in the comments section below!
(via Entertainment Weekly)