Thursday, October 20, 2016

Dracula as Pitchman

As longtime readers of this blog know, TV commercials have been a content staple here since the beginning. I especially love finding disparate commercials and putting them together into a theme. For this year's Countdown, I'm showcasing commercials starring Dracula--or at least vampires in general. I've done this before with Frankenstein and Jaws, so now it's Drac's turn!

Starting off is a famous commercial featuring a toy Dracula that still has "life" in it thanks to Duracell batteries!

Not to be outdone by the competition, Energizer featured its own version of the Count squaring off against the Energizer Bunny. Guess who won?

This next commercial is both long (a good minute and a half) and foreign, promoting Evonik Industries. Here, a young vampire hunter seeks to rid an old castle of its vampire problem, but with one unforeseen complication. I love commercials that hide the product its selling until the end of the commercial, tying in the product with the twist of the story the commercial is telling. You don't see that with American commercials too often, but you do see it with foreign commercials all the time.

I never pictured Dracula being an American suburbanite, yet here he is with family in tow touting the benefits of Nutri Grain Fruit Crunch Bars--benefits which include becoming morning people!

Finally, Dracula is about to claim his next victim when he is distracted by an even better prize--a Hostess Chocolate Cup Cake with cream filling. Or is it?

I hope you found these Dracula commercials worth "sinking your teeth into." Ah ah ah!


Caffeinated Joe said...

Fun stuff. There should be a Halloween Network that just plays Halloween or horror specials with old commercials interspersed throughout. Make it happen.

Phillyradiogeek said...

My blog kinda becomes that every October :) But I'd love to see it done professionally!


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