It may not feel like it yet, but Fall is here. The days are getting shorter and the nights cooler, and the sweet and savory aroma of pumpkin spice is inescapable. Halloween decorations and candy have been overflowing grocery store isles since August, and it’s only a matter of time before the Halloween TV ads begin playing every five minutes.
Halloween commercials are one of my favorite things about the holiday. They’re usually filled with children trick-or-treating down the pumpkin-lit streets of their neighborhood, promoting the low prices of Spooktacular costumes or monster-size candy sales. The images of the holiday are as comforting as a warm hug on a chilly Autumn night, and one can’t help but get in the spirit of Halloween when it’s visible everywhere.
Sadly, just as quickly as the holiday and all that comes with it arrives, it’s gone. The pumpkins slowly start to wither and wilt on the front porch, the orange lights come down from windowsills, and lawn skeletons crawl back to their rightful place in the damp basement. It’s an empty, overwhelming feeling that lingers around until the next holiday.
And then something magical happens. Something that brings all those amazing feelings of Halloween joy rushing back. Monster ads—and I don’t mean the energy drink!
Monsters in commercials were always relegated for the Halloween season, but as the horror genre spreads its wings and flies into the homes of mainstream audiences on a weekly basis, horror has been popping up in television ads year-round. Featured in ads for everything from cable companies, insurance, cell phones, and more, these ads will certainly fulfill your Halloween, horror-loving soul throughout the year.
Check out my some of my favorites here at Bloody-Disgusting.