Thursday, October 3, 2013

Halloween TV Commercials 2013 Edition

And here we are at Day 3 of the Countdown to Halloween already (as far as the official site goes, anyway; for this blog alone, it's Day 4). We're just getting started, and already time is flying by. October 31st will be here before we know it!

Today I bring you a time-honored tradition of my Countdown--a set of fun Halloween or spooky-related TV commercials, usually the first sign that a holiday is upon us. Some are older, several are quite new, but they're all good ones.

First up--Fred the Baker and friend create some tasty Dunkin' Donuts Halloween Mini Donuts for a horde of monsters on the march. I'm in line right with them!

Next, this surprising take on the famous shower scene from Psycho proves a radio station's message that "Music Changes the Mood." Embedding is blocked for this video unfortunately, so check it out here.

I never knew Micro Machines had a Halloween commercial, yet here we are. If it doesn't say Micro Machines, it's not the real thing!

Staying with the automobile theme for a second, here is a commercial for Meineke Discount Mufflers I totally forgot existed until today. The Invisible Man and the Mummy will NOT pay a lot for their mufflers!

Having some special friends is a great way to score Mars candy when trick or treating!

For some more recent commercials, here Dracula feels like a kid in a candy store, thanks to Geico.

A great commercial that debuted last year and is airing again this year is this fun one from Snickers, starring the "Horseless Headsman." You'll have to excuse him; he gets confused when he's hungry.

Finally, a great one that just debuted last month. Sprint launches their Unlimited for Life plan, perhaps even for those who are "not alive." But don't call him a zombie.

Happy Haunting, comsumers!


Caffeinated Joe said...

Glad that companies are still making Halloween ads! And hey, in the Dunkins ad, isn't that Herve Villecheze as the little assistant???

Phillyradiogeek said...

It is indeed, Joe! He was their celebrity spokesman for a brief time.

When I saw the Sprint commercial for the first time last month, the first thing I thought was "I have to include that in the Countdown!"


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