Freak Week: Freakiest Ads of 2010

December is when our blog lives up to its name, as we assemble the year’s 30 freakiest ads. This year we had a bumper crop, with themes ranging from death, sex, zombies and farting to car accidents, domestic abuse, cancer, clowns and lesbian CPR demonstrations. It’s also a geographically varied list, with contributions not just from the U.S. but countries including New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Argentina, Mexico and all over Europe. The No. 1 spot went to a devastating National Domestic violence hotline video from Young & Rubicam in Chicago (and director Dave Meyers) featuring a battered woman whose wounds heal and bloom anew in an endless cycle of abuse. Chilling.