Saturday, June 18, 2011

Horror Sells

Rob Zombie Woolite Ad

Used to be "sex sells" was the bottom line in advertising. Nowadays it seems to be horror. Above is an ad for Woolite made by horror rock horror movie impresario Rob Zombie. Recently Sears did up their website for zombies. And now Dirt Devil gives us this bit of horror.

Laundry detergent? Department stores? Vacuum cleaners? All pretty standard home & family type stuff. The spate of vampire TV shows is one thing but the creep into advertising mainstream stuff is kinda odd. This probably says something about the mood of our society. Hopelessness? Fatalistic? Out of control? Beats me. It might just be a warped sense of humor.
Whatever. I like it.

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