Topic: Freaky

Bleak mannequin ads show ravages of ALS

One of the more difficult ads to watch in 2008 came from the ALS Society of Canada, showing the deterioration of a father who has the disease. For 2009, the…

January 16, 2009, 10:24 AM EST

Balloon animals aren't all so squeaky clean

Here's the balloon-animals online commercial for Durex that seems to be getting posted all over creation. Nice work from Atlanta's Fitzgerald + Co. Via everybody, plus the copywriter. —Posted by…

January 15, 2009, 7:57 AM EST

Win ad awards, attend weird gay sex parties

What the hell is going on in this video? It's called "The Importance of Awards in Advertising," and according to the e-mail we got, it was written and directed by…

January 14, 2009, 1:21 PM EST

Microsoft Songsmith spot shockingly horrid

The ads with Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld got a good spanking in the media, but they were pinnacles of human achievement compared to this apparent Microsoft creation: a long-form…

January 13, 2009, 1:45 PM EST

Finally, an ad told from the POV of a vagina!

Random thoughts about this commercial for GlaxoSmithKline's Lactacyd vaginal cream, shot from the point of view of a vagina: 1) It must be Dutch. Ah, of course it is.…

January 12, 2009, 8:09 AM EST

Pancreatic cancer: the killer in the back seat

Here's a spot for the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research that might make your skin crawl. Now, personifying death and disease is old hat, but this grim-reaper variation from…

January 12, 2009, 7:37 AM EST

Big cancerous lesion raps in sun-safety PSA

We'll sign off this week with this beauty of a public-service message from Australia: a music video called "It's a Beautiful Day for Cancer." If it's not the best PSA…

January 9, 2009, 5:11 PM EST

Terrify the children into respecting the road

There's something really creepy and awesome about these "Tales of the Road" animated rhyming PSAs from Leo Burnett London, encouraging kids in the U.K. to be safe near roadways. They…

January 8, 2009, 2:56 PM EST

BBDO, VW give birth to beach-bum dogfish

The auto industry is so bad these days that Volkswagen has apparently gotten into the side business of animal cross-breeding. This odd Brazilian commercial from Almap BBDO for the…

December 17, 2008, 9:42 AM EST

Heads Off to This 'Evil Dead the Musical' Spot

Standing beneath a marquee for Evil Dead the Musical can be hazardous, judging by this ad for the production, which just wrapped after almost 400 performances in Toronto (making it…

December 11, 2008, 2:59 PM EST