Ogilvy sets mouthwash ad in a gas chamber

Execution by lethal gas is such an interesting theme for dental-care ads. Here, we have a commercial from Ogilvy & Mather for Frezza mouthwash in which a man is killed […]

Parked hearse serves up gravest advertising

Undertakers in Schaerding, Austria, have caused a fuss by parking a hearse at a notorious accident spot and posting an ad on the vehicle's side that reads: "We're always ready […]

Another safe-driving ad turns back the clock

We've got a mini-trend in road-safety advertising: stories told in reverse. This spot, by Lowe Strateus for Securite Routiere in France, opens with a wrenchingly realistic hospital scene (Christ, the […]

Smoker gets old fast in eerie Canadian spot

DDB Toronto goes the horror-movie route with this anti-smoking spot for the Canadian Cancer Society, in which an attractive young woman takes a drag off a fag and instantly transforms […]

Ads in coroner’s race become a bit ghoulish

A coroner selling body parts? Anything goes in New Orleans, so I wouldn't be surprised. This outrageous political spot, backing Dwight McKenna for Orleans Parish coroner, paints 36-year incumbent Frank […]

Do not fart around with dangerous fireworks

This Dutch spot, warning teens not to play around with fireworks, manages to be both extremely silly and unsettling at the same time, igniting elements of the Twilight Zone, David […]

AdFreak selects the 30 freakiest ads of 2009

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—time to look back at the oddest, creepiest, quirkiest and downright freakiest commercials that we covered on AdFreak this year. Click here to […]

In drunk-driving spot, there’s no going back

The blood and gore of a thousand Australian PSAs can't match the intensity of this anti-drunk-driving spot by VWK in Albuquerque for the New Mexico Department of Transportation. This is […]

Sexy grandmas confirm wonders of science

Science World in Canada pays tribute to GILFs everywhere with its "Ice Creamy Goodness" spot above, from Rethink Communications in Vancouver. The non-profit group is devoted to "inspiring future science […]

TV is the bright spot in your sad, painful life

Bad stuff happens in life. You accidentally hook up with a transvestite. You get run over by a car. You're attacked by a shark and lose both of your hands. […]