Wednesday, October 13, 2021

WEDNESDAY THE 13TH - "Vintage Halloween Commericals" (1970's & 80's)

It's a Wednesday the 13th in The Dungeon Countdown to Halloween, and here's a bunch of imagery from Halloween TV commercials from the deep dark past for you to peruse!

I don't know about you but when I think about PAAS, it's because of their Easter Egg coloring kits, not monster make-up kits!

I guess if you're in a business that is geared only to a specific holiday, it's probably a good thing to branch out into other holidays too.

In 1986 into 1987, specially marked boxes of Quaker's Granola Dipps contained flexi-discs, one of which was by John Lennon.

This commercial was touting Granola Dipps as hauntingly wholesome Halloween treats, with a Beach Boys style theme song, that sounds a lot like "Barbara Ann."
Oh, No!
These days, Granola Dipps are called Chewy Dipps!

These Halloween Zingers came with a special box!

Cut up that box, and transform an average pumpkin into some kind of Halloween monstrosity!

Believe it or not, but this is from a commercial for Hershey's Kisses.

This is an especially freaky commercial! This guy is at a Halloween costume party as a giant chicken!

Everybody at the party, including Frankenstein, is eating fried chicken.

No wonder he's not comfortable, it's a "Big Chicken Deal" for $1.99, and since he's the only big chicken in the room............

"Halloween's coming, what you gonna do about it?" Hallmark's "Spooky Sounds" tape might just be the answer!

This is a commercial for Woolworths. You can tell how old it is by the prices!

Wow, how realistic can you get?

This was an ad for a scary Halloween record called "Sounds To Make You Shiver."

This is from a commercial for a "Safe Halloween." Instead of candy or apples with razor blades in them, it was a coupon you could take to some retail outfit, and cash it in for some candy.

Today the "Safe Halloween" coupon has been replaced by Amazon gift cards!

This is from a Pillsbury commercial.

This 1988 Spooky Goop commercial is just the best!

If it's all fun and nobody gets hurt or dies, it just doesn't get better than monster makeup! 

I'm sure Spooky Goop is a fave with the Kardashian crowd!

I grabbed all these stills from just the first thirteen minutes of this video on Youtube called "70's & 80's Halloween Commercials," and if you want to see more, there's another half hour's worth, so dig in freaks!


Caffeinated Joe said...

Great looks back to Halloweens of yore. Want a Zinger now, so thanks for that.

EEGAH!! said...

Nothing goes with a good cup of Joe like something sweet!

SCB said...

I’ve been dying to find the old 90’s commercials of the Miller Lite Monster Squad. I saw performers rep’ing them at a club in STL in October 1999. They sat outside in a spooky hearse for about 30 minutes before going inside and hitting the dance floor and dancing to The Monster Mash.

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

Go Miller Lite!!

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