9 of the Scariest Adverts of All Time!
Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate this frightful night than with a rundown of classic ads that have spooked, shocked, scared and shaken us to our core. Some of these ad’s intentions were to scare us, some totally miss the mark. For some time, simply time has been unkind. Here’s GLW’s list of the scariest ads in existence.
1) Remco – Baby Laugh’a’Lot Original Commercial
Probably not intentionally scary, this doll certainly sent shivers up our spine once we heard that terrifying laughter.
2) Snickers – Grocery Store Lady
That mask and that voice, combined with a female Slenderman-esque apparel make for creepy viewing.
3) Fragile Childhood – Monsters
Imagination is scarier than anything that could be presented on screen. ‘Fragile Childhood’ utilises this to its full potential.
4) Little Baby’s Icecream – ‘This is a Special Time’
If you were made of ice cream, would you be self-cannibalising?
5) PlayStation 3: Baby
Trying to be contemporary is hit and miss. Sony really missed with this one.
6) Phones 4 U – Missing Our Deal Will Haunt You
One of Phones 4 U’s most memorable ads that cemented its brand’s gesture.
7) Levi’s – Evolution
Bold, colourful and asks a deep question. But I think many people were caught unprepared for such a psychedelic trip.
8) Dirt Devil – The Exorcist
The tension and build up in Dirt Devil’s ad keeps you on the edge of your seat until the grand reveal.
9) THINK! UK – 30 Reasons
Bones crunching. Talking from beyond the grave. This ad created one of the UK’s most effective road safety advert.