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!