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."
These days, Granola Dipps are called Chewy Dipps!
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 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.
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!