History NightmareFuel / Advertising

29th Sep '16 3:05:46 PM MrNickelodeon
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*** Arguably the scariest out of all of them, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwol6OZfNas first commercial]] features "The Director" forcing a jester to smile by ''impaling two hooks into each side of his cheeks'' and then pulling said hooks upwards. A single tear is briefly shown coming out of the jester's eye before The Director moves closer, and the last shot is of a jester bell that has a drop of blood on it falling down.
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIsIS6uF0Tk The second one]] is not as bad as the first, but that's not saying much. It shows The Director filming a victim he's placed in a ElectrifiedBathtub. He films the victim's sheer terror for a bit before turning on the bathtub, sporting a major SlasherSmile on his face as he does so. There's also a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVhX-PgkSkw black and white version]] of the ad that has the victim ''screaming'' in pain as he's being electrocuted to death. Both of these ads were considered extremely controversial when they were first released, [[http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2003-10-04/news/0310030517_1_halloween-horror-nights-shock-value-howl with many upset viewers attempting to get them taken off the air]].

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*** Arguably the scariest out of all of them, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwol6OZfNas com/watch?v=LkpeYCbYpJU first commercial]] features "The Director" forcing a jester to smile by ''impaling two hooks into each side of his cheeks'' and then pulling said hooks upwards. A single tear is briefly shown coming out of the jester's eye before The Director moves closer, and the last shot is of a jester bell that has a drop of blood on it falling down.
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIsIS6uF0Tk com/watch?v=TY4ohOAFsQU The second one]] is not as bad as the first, but that's not saying much. It shows The Director filming a victim he's placed in a ElectrifiedBathtub. He films the victim's sheer terror for a bit before turning on the bathtub, sporting a major SlasherSmile on his face as he does so. There's also a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVhX-PgkSkw com/watch?v=Lo3yrx81UkA black and white version]] of the ad that has the victim ''screaming'' in pain as he's being electrocuted to death. Both of these ads were considered extremely controversial when they were first released, [[http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2003-10-04/news/0310030517_1_halloween-horror-nights-shock-value-howl with many upset viewers attempting to get them taken off the air]].air]].
*** This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RxMFuz302k trio]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akvldPeDq-8 of]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2R0yRTPYT0 commercials]], features The Director talking about how he makes snuff films because of a very twisted form of DoingItForTheArt; along with showing some extra footage of the two above commercials.
29th Sep '16 1:45:03 PM MrNickelodeon
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*** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7lydPoqgLU first commercial]] is done in a very quiet and creepy manner as "The Caretaker" is shown picking out which tool he will use to dissect his victim alive with, via "eeny meeny miny moe"; the information for the event is then given before the ad's silence is broken with a JumpScare.
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6osJwPLezGE The second commercial]] features a couple walking down an ominous dark alley, not noticing that they're being watched. The wife then briefly suspects that something's up; only to soon have that suspicion confirmed when The Caretaker closes in on them with his scapel, followed by the wife's scream.
*** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liywZUZ2Quw third commercial]] has The Caretaker creepily messing around with the toes of his dead victims, while doing the "[[IronicNurseryTune This little piggy...]]" rhyme.

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*** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7lydPoqgLU com/watch?v=1EVbuMm-Njo first commercial]] is done in a very quiet and creepy manner as "The Caretaker" is shown picking out which tool he will use to dissect his victim alive with, via "eeny meeny miny moe"; the information for the event is then given before the ad's silence is broken with a JumpScare.
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6osJwPLezGE com/watch?v=lUUY_Y5Z4cY The second commercial]] features a couple walking down an ominous dark alley, not noticing that they're being watched. The wife then briefly suspects that something's up; only to soon have that suspicion confirmed when The Caretaker closes in on them with his scapel, followed by the wife's scream.
*** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liywZUZ2Quw com/watch?v=F5u4_DZkb_g third commercial]] has The Caretaker creepily messing around with the toes of his dead victims, while doing the "[[IronicNurseryTune This little piggy...]]" rhyme.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSXIcIiKsSA 2005]]: What appears to be a kind old lady reading a bedtime story to a young man turns out to not be what it seems when she pulls back the bedsheets to reveal that the man is laying on a bed of nails. The camera then shows that there's a giant anvil hanging right above him, which the lady ("The Storyteller") is about to cut; but not before wishing him "sweet dreams". The anvil then falls towards the man as he lets out a horrific scream just before being forced into the nails.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysMA0RpTm3M 2006]]: A victim finds himself waking up inside a giant glass box. As a series of feet are shown walking towards his location, he panics and desperately tries to get out, but to no avail. Looking above him, he now sees the event's four icons above him, here to celebrate the "Sweet 16" of the event. The Caretaker is about to "cut the cake" before the commercial ends.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOo_UPnSdpk 2007]]: A sketchy-looking carnival is shown as a man gets into a fortune teller tent. He sits in front of the fortune teller as said teller then brings out cards of [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]], [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]], and [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]]. The man, puzzled, asks, "So what's my future?", to which the fortune teller then reveals himself as Jack the Clown, responding, "You don't have one!". Freddy and Jason then appear and briefly terrorize the man before Leatherface comes in for the kill.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSXIcIiKsSA com/watch?v=DRB384gTvtM 2005]]: What appears to be a kind old lady reading a bedtime story to a young man turns out to not be what it seems when she pulls back the bedsheets to reveal that the man is laying on a bed of nails. The camera then shows that there's a giant anvil hanging right above him, which the lady ("The Storyteller") is about to cut; but not before wishing him "sweet dreams". The anvil then falls towards the man as he lets out a horrific scream just before being forced into the nails.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysMA0RpTm3M com/watch?v=SnjKVINgTn4 2006]]: A victim finds himself waking up inside a giant glass box. As a series of feet are shown walking towards his location, he panics and desperately tries to get out, but to no avail. Looking above him, he now sees the event's four icons above him, here to celebrate the "Sweet 16" of the event. The Caretaker is about to "cut the cake" before the commercial ends.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOo_UPnSdpk com/watch?v=rUQg2DQgJas 2007]]: A sketchy-looking carnival is shown as a man gets into a fortune teller tent. He sits in front of the fortune teller as said teller then brings out cards of [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]], [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]], and [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]]. The man, puzzled, asks, "So what's my future?", to which the fortune teller then reveals himself as Jack the Clown, responding, "You don't have one!". Freddy and Jason then appear and briefly terrorize the man before Leatherface comes in for the kill.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIfCjWK60A0 2009]]: As the intermission song, "[[SoundtrackDissonance Let's All Go To The Lobby]]" plays, a trip to the concession stand goes horribly wrong as a man walks out to see that the area has been trashed, not noticing that [[Film/TheWolfman2010 The Wolfman]] and [[Film/ChildsPlay Chucky]] are hiding within the wreckage. He is then met with [[Franchise/{{Saw}} Billy]] riding in on his tricycle and announcing, "Let the game begin." Immediately after, the man finally notices The Wolfman and Chucky and screams as they lunge in for him.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIfCjWK60A0 com/watch?v=H7IpVzc_lzM 2009]]: As the intermission song, "[[SoundtrackDissonance Let's All Go To The Lobby]]" plays, a trip to the concession stand goes horribly wrong as a man walks out to see that the area has been trashed, not noticing that [[Film/TheWolfman2010 The Wolfman]] and [[Film/ChildsPlay Chucky]] are hiding within the wreckage. He is then met with [[Franchise/{{Saw}} Billy]] riding in on his tricycle and announcing, "Let the game begin." Immediately after, the man finally notices The Wolfman and Chucky and screams as they lunge in for him.
29th Sep '16 1:21:45 PM MrNickelodeon
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8jl2FKD5t0 2004]]: A man is shown walking into a completely white room, when arms and faces begin to start coming out of the wall. In terror, he flees out the door, only to find himself right back in the same room. This time, he sees a body bag get up and begin to unzip itself. In vain, he tries to run again but ends up in the room once more; where [[BloodyHorror the walls now begin to bleed]] while he kneels down in horror.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8jl2FKD5t0 com/watch?v=hBz-b_l59Lc 2004]]: A man is shown walking into a completely white room, when arms and faces begin to start coming out of the wall. In terror, he flees out the door, only to find himself right back in the same room. This time, he sees a body bag get up and begin to unzip itself. In vain, he tries to run again but ends up in the room once more; where [[BloodyHorror the walls now begin to bleed]] while he kneels down watches in horror.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy4Vt_rQCRQ 2008]]: [[MirrorMonster Bloody Mary]] is shown preparing herself (including ''using blood as her lipstick'') as a man begins to summon her. As he says "Bloody Mary" the third time...[[JumpScare you can imagine what happens from there]].

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy4Vt_rQCRQ com/watch?v=qfW7WY64yH8 2008]]: [[MirrorMonster Bloody Mary]] is shown preparing herself (including ''using blood as her lipstick'') as a man begins to summon her. As he says "Bloody Mary" the third time...[[JumpScare you can imagine what happens from there]].
29th Sep '16 12:47:19 PM MrNickelodeon
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*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIsIS6uF0Tk The second one]] is not as bad as the first, but that's not saying much. It shows The Director filming a victim he's placed in a ElectrifiedBathtub. He films the victim's sheer terror for a bit before turning on the bathtub, sporting a major SlasherSmile on his face as he does so. Both of these ads were considered extremely controversial when they were first released, [[http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2003-10-04/news/0310030517_1_halloween-horror-nights-shock-value-howl with many people attempting to get them taken off the air]].

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*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIsIS6uF0Tk The second one]] is not as bad as the first, but that's not saying much. It shows The Director filming a victim he's placed in a ElectrifiedBathtub. He films the victim's sheer terror for a bit before turning on the bathtub, sporting a major SlasherSmile on his face as he does so. There's also a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVhX-PgkSkw black and white version]] of the ad that has the victim ''screaming'' in pain as he's being electrocuted to death. Both of these ads were considered extremely controversial when they were first released, [[http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2003-10-04/news/0310030517_1_halloween-horror-nights-shock-value-howl with many people upset viewers attempting to get them taken off the air]].
29th Sep '16 12:24:38 PM MrNickelodeon
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[[folder: Halloween Events]]
* [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's]] Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights has most definitely mastered the art of scary commercials:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odsnWGUGn24 2000]]: A couple is shown walking into a photo booth, as they have their pictures taken, they are suddenly attacked and killed by "Jack the Clown"; which is shown in a twisted variation of the PhotoBoothMontage.
** 2002:
*** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7lydPoqgLU first commercial]] is done in a very quiet and creepy manner as "The Caretaker" is shown picking out which tool he will use to dissect his victim alive with, via "eeny meeny miny moe"; the information for the event is then given before the ad's silence is broken with a JumpScare.
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6osJwPLezGE The second commercial]] features a couple walking down an ominous dark alley, not noticing that they're being watched. The wife then briefly suspects that something's up; only to soon have that suspicion confirmed when The Caretaker closes in on them with his scapel, followed by the wife's scream.
*** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liywZUZ2Quw third commercial]] has The Caretaker creepily messing around with the toes of his dead victims, while doing the "[[IronicNurseryTune This little piggy...]]" rhyme.
** 2003:
*** Arguably the scariest out of all of them, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwol6OZfNas first commercial]] features "The Director" forcing a jester to smile by ''impaling two hooks into each side of his cheeks'' and then pulling said hooks upwards. A single tear is briefly shown coming out of the jester's eye before The Director moves closer, and the last shot is of a jester bell that has a drop of blood on it falling down.
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIsIS6uF0Tk The second one]] is not as bad as the first, but that's not saying much. It shows The Director filming a victim he's placed in a ElectrifiedBathtub. He films the victim's sheer terror for a bit before turning on the bathtub, sporting a major SlasherSmile on his face as he does so. Both of these ads were considered extremely controversial when they were first released, [[http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2003-10-04/news/0310030517_1_halloween-horror-nights-shock-value-howl with many people attempting to get them taken off the air]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8jl2FKD5t0 2004]]: A man is shown walking into a completely white room, when arms and faces begin to start coming out of the wall. In terror, he flees out the door, only to find himself right back in the same room. This time, he sees a body bag get up and begin to unzip itself. In vain, he tries to run again but ends up in the room once more; where [[BloodyHorror the walls now begin to bleed]] while he kneels down in horror.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSXIcIiKsSA 2005]]: What appears to be a kind old lady reading a bedtime story to a young man turns out to not be what it seems when she pulls back the bedsheets to reveal that the man is laying on a bed of nails. The camera then shows that there's a giant anvil hanging right above him, which the lady ("The Storyteller") is about to cut; but not before wishing him "sweet dreams". The anvil then falls towards the man as he lets out a horrific scream just before being forced into the nails.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysMA0RpTm3M 2006]]: A victim finds himself waking up inside a giant glass box. As a series of feet are shown walking towards his location, he panics and desperately tries to get out, but to no avail. Looking above him, he now sees the event's four icons above him, here to celebrate the "Sweet 16" of the event. The Caretaker is about to "cut the cake" before the commercial ends.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOo_UPnSdpk 2007]]: A sketchy-looking carnival is shown as a man gets into a fortune teller tent. He sits in front of the fortune teller as said teller then brings out cards of [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]], [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]], and [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]]. The man, puzzled, asks, "So what's my future?", to which the fortune teller then reveals himself as Jack the Clown, responding, "You don't have one!". Freddy and Jason then appear and briefly terrorize the man before Leatherface comes in for the kill.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy4Vt_rQCRQ 2008]]: [[MirrorMonster Bloody Mary]] is shown preparing herself (including ''using blood as her lipstick'') as a man begins to summon her. As he says "Bloody Mary" the third time...[[JumpScare you can imagine what happens from there]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIfCjWK60A0 2009]]: As the intermission song, "[[SoundtrackDissonance Let's All Go To The Lobby]]" plays, a trip to the concession stand goes horribly wrong as a man walks out to see that the area has been trashed, not noticing that [[Film/TheWolfman2010 The Wolfman]] and [[Film/ChildsPlay Chucky]] are hiding within the wreckage. He is then met with [[Franchise/{{Saw}} Billy]] riding in on his tricycle and announcing, "Let the game begin." Immediately after, the man finally notices The Wolfman and Chucky and screams as they lunge in for him.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CESde27Ohbw 2010]]: A security guard patrols a warehouse filled with props from the event's past years until he notices a sole lantern acting strangely, realizing all too late that said lantern contains [[EldritchAbomination the personification of fear itself]], which then busts out of the lantern and kills the guard.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PcfQT-cZtE 2011]]: Music/FrankSinatra's "[[SoundtrackDissonance Luck Be A Lady]]" is heard as a much more sinister version of Lady Luck spins a victim on a wheel, [[EvilLaugh laughing]] the whole way through before eventually revealing her [[NightmareFace true face]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=965JWyULGYA 2012]]: A group of people appear chatting together, before someone comes in and screams at them to run, with it being revealed that he's running from a horde of zombies. They all desperately run and [[HopeSpot eventually manage to trap the zombies behind a gate]]...before it's shown that on the group's side of the gate lie ''far'' worse monsters that are threateningly standing behind them. Cue GoryDiscretionShot.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6WiIegtHlU 2013]]: A group of people are once again shown, this time standing in the middle of a forest. To their terror, they see an army of monsters running right towards them. They get down on the ground, only to be confused when all the monsters run right past them. It turns out that those monsters were actually running away from a much bigger creature (one that's [[TheUnReveal never shown]]). From the creature's POV, we see it lunging right in for the group before the commercial cuts to black.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyrPE0JHABk 2014]]: The [[Series/TheWalkingDead Walkers]] are shown breaking into an airport and wreaking havoc, with the commercial ending with one of them about to kill a ScreamingWoman.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnAV6XomJAs 2015]]: A couple is shown strapped to some chairs that's on top of an oversized spin board, before being greeted with "Chance", a demented-looking clowngirl, giving them a creepy smile. She then walks off and begins to spin the two while a vinyl record plays a creepy-version of "Pop Goes The Weasel". It's shown that there's three cages the spin board could end up facing, one that has [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] in it, one with [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]] in it, and one with a horde of [[Series/TheWalkingDead Walkers]] inside. The spin board, along with the couple, end up facing the Walkers. Jack the Clown then emerges from the shadows and declares, "Looks like I win...again!", before releasing the undead monstrosities. As the Walkers close in on the now-screaming for dear life couple, Jack decides to also release Freddy and Jason just for the heck of it.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYTWNc78Fz0 2016]]: A man screams in horror as the camera pulls back to reveal [[Series/AmericanHorrorStory Twisty]], [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]], [[Series/TheWalkingDead Walkers]], and [[Film/TheExorcist Regan [=MacNeil=]]], before moving to show "Chance" screaming with sinister excitement. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYVTPG_Jxmo An alternate version]] of the commercial instead ends on Regan doing her infamous ExorcistHead move.
* The commercials for the Howl-O-Scream event at Ride/BuschGardens:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibq3k0t6kiM 2005]]: This one is rather simple yet pretty effective, showing creepy close-ups of a child's room whilst the narrator talks about how childhood fears never truly go away. The toys in the room are then shown coming to life and causing mayhem, with the commercial then closing on shots of blood seeping out of a jack-in-the-box and a baby doll doing a very disturbing smile.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAq7bDxvVig 2008]]: Two twins preparing for a date gets progressively more and more demented-looking before they open the door for their date, revealing that both of their faces are horrifically disfigured as they then proceed to yank the screaming man inside to be killed.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv0x2yEWxbM 2009]]: A normal-looking fashion catwalk presentation quickly takes a horrifying turn when the models reveal that they're blood-thirsty vampires and massacre the audience.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNwTqR5A-to 2010]]: What at first looks like some sort of music video gets disturbing when the lead punk rock singer brings a man backstage and proceeds to ''[[{{Fingore}} rip his index finger off]]''.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa8HU8DxAZo 2011]]: Several shots of a very creepy-looking garden are shown, with an also-creepy lullaby being played. These shots then build up to a rose opening up to reveal that it has an eye in it, before a series of shots of zombies and screaming victims are shown. The commercial then (of course) ends on one final JumpScare courtesy of a female zombie.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdt3EE5kVow 2012]]: A continuation of the previous year's commercial, this ad depicts a man being yanked into a grave by a living vine and then BuriedAlive.
* Knott's Scary Farm:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8op52vYPtfY 2012]]: It's revealed that berries aren't the only thing that's being produced at the farm, as a farmer is shown breeding and raising a wide variety of zombies, before herding them into a truck that'll take them into the park to terrorize guests.
** 2016:
*** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ_qVsycv3w first commercial]] shows a man getting a little too curious for his own good and walking in on an evil dentist pulling out the teeth of one of his victims. The dentist quickly notices the man and lunges right in for him.
*** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8tdzZ_BB8k second commercial]] depicts a similar situation to the above, where a woman comes across a decrepit room filled with the sounds of creepy laughter and foolishly decides to walk forward; eventually discovering the source of some of the laughter: a MonsterClown, that then laughs manically as she screams.
*** In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXVHAN703f0 third commercial]], another woman finds herself in the middle of a morgue where the dead bodies begin to come to life. She freaks out and runs into a room for protection, only to discover that in the room with her is a group of sinister surgeons with deformed faces.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0CXncl62ZI This 2016 commercial]] for the Fright Nights event at Warner Bros. Movie World shows a group of teens becoming trapped inside the park at night and then being chased by an army of horrifying monsters. They soon [[HopeSpot come across the park's exit gate, with a security guard making sure it's locked]]. They frantically beg the guard to unlock the gates, until said guard turns towards them, reveals that he himself is a monster, and smiles evilly at them. Through a GoryDiscretionShot, the group is then mowed down by the monster horde.
* Even the Ride/DisneyThemeParks have gotten in on this. This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIzopPqhzmk 2007 commercial]] for Hong Kong Disneyland's Haunted Halloween event shows a group of teens going into a haunted hotel. The two boys decide to mess with the girl by locking her inside. Once locked in, she quickly witnesses the piano playing itself and promptly screams. She then sees much of the hotel's furniture start to come to life before the commercial cuts back to the boys outside. Their laughter quickly turns into screaming once they see the girl walk back out to them...with her head twisted backwards.
** There's also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVmizE8Xvrs an alternate version]] of the commercial that features no people in it, just some unnerving shots of the abandoned hotel coming to life.

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* So many of the commercials for [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's]] Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights...:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odsnWGUGn24 2000]]: A couple is shown walking into a photo booth, as they have their pictures taken, they are suddenly attacked and killed by "Jack the Clown"; which is shown in a twisted variation of the PhotoBoothMontage.
** 2002:
*** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7lydPoqgLU first commercial]] is done in a very quiet and creepy manner as "The Caretaker" is shown picking out which tool he will use to dissect his victim alive with, via "eeny meeny miny moe"; the information for the event is then given before the ad's silence is broken with a JumpScare.
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6osJwPLezGE The second commercial]] features a couple walking down an ominous dark alley, not noticing that they're being watched. The wife then briefly suspects that something's up; only to soon have that suspicion confirmed when The Caretaker closes in on them with his scapel, followed by the wife's scream.
*** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liywZUZ2Quw third commercial]] has The Caretaker creepily messing around with the toes of his dead victims, while doing the "[[IronicNurseryTune This little piggy...]]" rhyme.
** 2003:
*** Arguably the scariest out of all of them, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwol6OZfNas first commercial]] features "The Director" forcing a jester to smile by ''impaling two hooks into each side of his cheeks'' and then pulling said hooks upwards. A single tear is briefly shown coming out of the jester's eye before The Director moves closer, and the last shot is of a jester bell that has a drop of blood on it falling down.
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIsIS6uF0Tk The second one]] is not as bad as the first, but that's not saying much. It shows The Director filming a victim he's placed in a ElectrifiedBathtub. He films the victim's sheer terror for a bit before turning on the bathtub, sporting a major SlasherSmile on his face as he does so. Both of these ads were considered extremely controversial when they were first released, [[http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2003-10-04/news/0310030517_1_halloween-horror-nights-shock-value-howl with many people attempting to get them taken off the air]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8jl2FKD5t0 2004]]: A man is shown walking into a completely white room, when arms and faces begin to start coming out of the wall. In terror, he flees out the door, only to find himself right back in the same room. This time, he sees a body bag get up and begin to unzip itself. In vain, he tries to run again but ends up in the room once more; where [[BloodyHorror the walls now begin to bleed]] while he kneels down in horror.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSXIcIiKsSA 2005]]: What appears to be a kind old lady reading a bedtime story to a young man turns out to not be what it seems when she pulls back the bedsheets to reveal that the man is laying on a bed of nails. The camera then shows that there's a giant anvil hanging right above him, which the lady ("The Storyteller") is about to cut; but not before wishing him "sweet dreams". The anvil then falls towards the man as he lets out a horrific scream just before being forced into the nails.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysMA0RpTm3M 2006]]: A victim finds himself waking up inside a giant glass box. As a series of feet are shown walking towards his location, he panics and desperately tries to get out, but to no avail. Looking above him, he now sees the event's four icons above him, here to celebrate the "Sweet 16" of the event. The Caretaker is about to "cut the cake" before the commercial ends.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOo_UPnSdpk 2007]]: A sketchy-looking carnival is shown as a man gets into a fortune teller tent. He sits in front of the fortune teller as said teller then brings out cards of [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]], [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]], and [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]]. The man, puzzled, asks, "So what's my future?", to which the fortune teller then reveals himself as Jack the Clown, responding, "You don't have one!". Freddy and Jason then appear and briefly terrorize the man before Leatherface comes in for the kill.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy4Vt_rQCRQ 2008]]: [[MirrorMonster Bloody Mary]] is shown preparing herself (including ''using blood as her lipstick'') as a man begins to summon her. As he says "Bloody Mary" the third time...[[JumpScare you can imagine what happens from there]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIfCjWK60A0 2009]]: As the intermission song, "[[SoundtrackDissonance Let's All Go To The Lobby]]" plays, a trip to the concession stand goes horribly wrong as a man walks out to see that the area has been trashed, not noticing that [[Film/TheWolfman2010 The Wolfman]] and [[Film/ChildsPlay Chucky]] are hiding within the wreckage. He is then met with [[Franchise/{{Saw}} Billy]] riding in on his tricycle and announcing, "Let the game begin." Immediately after, the man finally notices The Wolfman and Chucky and screams as they lunge in for him.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CESde27Ohbw 2010]]: A security guard patrols a warehouse filled with props from the event's past years until he notices a sole lantern acting strangely, realizing all too late that said lantern contains [[EldritchAbomination the personification of fear itself]], which then busts out of the lantern and kills the guard.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PcfQT-cZtE 2011]]: Music/FrankSinatra's "[[SoundtrackDissonance Luck Be A Lady]]" is heard as a much more sinister version of Lady Luck spins a victim on a wheel, [[EvilLaugh laughing]] the whole way through before eventually revealing her [[NightmareFace true face]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=965JWyULGYA 2012]]: A group of people appear chatting together, before someone comes in and screams at them to run, with it being revealed that he's running from a horde of zombies. They all desperately run and [[HopeSpot eventually manage to trap the zombies behind a gate]]...before it's shown that on the group's side of the gate lie ''far'' worse monsters that are threateningly standing behind them. Cue GoryDiscretionShot.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6WiIegtHlU 2013]]: A group of people are once again shown, this time standing in the middle of a forest. To their terror, they see an army of monsters running right towards them. They get down on the ground, only to be confused when all the monsters run right past them. It turns out that those monsters were actually running away from a much bigger creature (one that's [[TheUnReveal never shown]]). From the creature's POV, we see it lunging right in for the group before the commercial cuts to black.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyrPE0JHABk 2014]]: The [[Series/TheWalkingDead Walkers]] are shown breaking into an airport and wreaking havoc, with the commercial ending with one of them about to kill a ScreamingWoman.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnAV6XomJAs 2015]]: A couple is shown strapped to some chairs that's on top of an oversized spin board, before being greeted with "Chance", a demented-looking clowngirl, giving them a creepy smile. She then walks off and begins to spin the two while a vinyl record plays a creepy-version of "Pop Goes The Weasel". It's shown that there's three cages the spin board could end up facing, one that has [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] in it, one with [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]] in it, and one with a horde of [[Series/TheWalkingDead Walkers]] inside. The spin board, along with the couple, end up facing the Walkers. Jack the Clown then emerges from the shadows and declares, "Looks like I win...again!", before releasing the undead monstrosities. As the Walkers close in on the now-screaming for dear life couple, Jack decides to also release Freddy and Jason just for the heck of it.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYTWNc78Fz0 2016]]: A man screams in horror as the camera pulls back to reveal [[Series/AmericanHorrorStory Twisty]], [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]], [[Series/TheWalkingDead Walkers]], and [[Film/TheExorcist Regan [=MacNeil=]]], before moving to show "Chance" screaming with sinister excitement. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYVTPG_Jxmo An alternate version]] of the commercial instead ends on Regan doing her infamous ExorcistHead move.
* The commercials for the Howl-O-Scream event at Ride/BuschGardens:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibq3k0t6kiM 2005]]: This one is rather simple yet pretty effective, showing creepy close-ups of a child's room whilst the narrator talks about how childhood fears never truly go away. The toys in the room are then shown coming to life and causing mayhem, with the commercial then closing on shots of blood seeping out of a jack-in-the-box and a baby doll doing a very disturbing smile.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAq7bDxvVig 2008]]: Two twins preparing for a date gets progressively more and more demented-looking before they open the door for their date, revealing that both of their faces are horrifically disfigured as they then proceed to yank the screaming man inside to be killed.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv0x2yEWxbM 2009]]: A normal-looking fashion catwalk presentation quickly takes a horrifying turn when the models reveal that they're blood-thirsty vampires and massacre the audience.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNwTqR5A-to 2010]]: What at first looks like some sort of music video gets disturbing when the lead punk rock singer brings a man backstage and proceeds to ''[[{{Fingore}} rip his index finger off]]''.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa8HU8DxAZo 2011]]: Several shots of a very creepy-looking garden are shown, with an also-creepy lullaby being played. These shots then build up to a rose opening up to reveal that it has an eye in it, before a series of shots of zombies and screaming victims are shown. The commercial then (of course) ends on one final JumpScare courtesy of a female zombie.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdt3EE5kVow 2012]]: A continuation of the previous year's commercial, this ad depicts a man being yanked into a grave by a living vine and then BuriedAlive.
* Knott's Scary Farm:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8op52vYPtfY 2012]]: It's revealed that berries aren't the only thing that's being produced at the farm, as a farmer is shown breeding and raising a wide variety of zombies, before herding them into a truck that'll take them into the park to terrorize guests.
** 2016:
*** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ_qVsycv3w first commercial]] shows a man getting a little too curious for his own good and walking in on an evil dentist pulling out the teeth of one of his victims. The dentist quickly notices the man and lunges right in for him.
*** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8tdzZ_BB8k second commercial]] depicts a similar situation to the above, where a woman comes across a decrepit room filled with the sounds of creepy laughter and foolishly decides to walk forward; eventually discovering the source of some of the laughter: a MonsterClown, that then laughs manically as she screams.
*** In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXVHAN703f0 third commercial]], another woman finds herself in the middle of a morgue where the dead bodies begin to come to life. She freaks out and runs into a room for protection, only to discover that in the room with her is a group of sinister surgeons with deformed faces.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0CXncl62ZI This 2016 commercial]] for the Fright Nights event at Warner Bros. Movie World shows a group of teens becoming trapped inside the park at night and then being chased by an army of horrifying monsters. They soon [[HopeSpot come across the park's exit gate, with a security guard making sure it's locked]]. They frantically beg the guard to unlock the gates, until said guard turns towards them, reveals that he himself is a monster, and smiles evilly at them. Through a GoryDiscretionShot, the group is then mowed down by the monster horde.
* Even the Ride/DisneyThemeParks have gotten in on this. This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIzopPqhzmk 2007 commercial]] for Hong Kong Disneyland's Haunted Halloween event shows a group of teens going into a haunted hotel. The two boys decide to mess with the girl by locking her inside. Once locked in, she quickly witnesses the piano playing itself and promptly screams. She then sees much of the hotel's furniture start to come to life before the commercial cuts back to the boys outside. Their laughter quickly turns into screaming once they see the girl walk back out to them...with her head twisted backwards.
** There's also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVmizE8Xvrs an alternate version]] of the commercial that features no people in it, just some unnerving shots of the abandoned hotel coming to life.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrV1e92SXMI This commercial]] for ''Ride/RevengeOfTheMummy'' certainly isn't recommended for people with a fear of snakes. It shows a massive horde of scarab beetles and cobras escaping from the ride building, with one of the cobras making it down into the sewers and eventually ending up inside a home when it ''[[ParanoiaFuel crawls out of a bathtub spout]]''. The cobra then begins to crawl under a sleeping boy's blanket as if it's about to attack, until the boy wakes up in a CatapultNightmare and realizes it was AllJustADream.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrV1e92SXMI This commercial]] for ''Ride/RevengeOfTheMummy'' certainly isn't recommended for people with a fear of snakes. It shows a massive horde of scarab beetles and cobras escaping from the ride building, with one of the cobras making it down into the sewers and eventually ending up inside a home when it ''[[ParanoiaFuel crawls out of a bathtub spout]]''. The cobra then begins to crawl under a sleeping boy's blanket as if it's about to attack, until the boy wakes up in a via CatapultNightmare and realizes it was AllJustADream.
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrV1e92SXMI This commercial]] for ''Ride/RevengeOfTheMummy'' at Ride/UniversalStudios certainly isn't recommended for people with a fear of snakes. It shows a massive horde of scarab beetles and snakes escaping from the ride building, with one of the snakes making it down into the sewers and eventually ending up inside a home when it ''[[ParanoiaFuel crawls out of a bathtub spout]]''. The snake then begins to crawl under a sleeping boy's blanket as if it's about to attack, until the boy wakes up in a CatapultNightmare and realizes it was AllJustADream.

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* Ride/UniversalStudios attractions:
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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrV1e92SXMI This commercial]] for ''Ride/RevengeOfTheMummy'' at Ride/UniversalStudios certainly isn't recommended for people with a fear of snakes. It shows a massive horde of scarab beetles and snakes cobras escaping from the ride building, with one of the snakes cobras making it down into the sewers and eventually ending up inside a home when it ''[[ParanoiaFuel crawls out of a bathtub spout]]''. The snake cobra then begins to crawl under a sleeping boy's blanket as if it's about to attack, until the boy wakes up in a CatapultNightmare and realizes it was AllJustADream.AllJustADream.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PASnkkYPbU One of the commercials]] for ''King Kong 360'' depicts a young boy getting so scared by Kong that he [[RapidAging rapidly ages]] into an old man while continuously screaming. What makes it so disturbing is the fact that the effect is done with ''very'' UncannyValley-inducing CGI.
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*** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebCeV5smX7A third commercial]] has The Caretaker creepily messing around with the toes of his dead victims, while doing the "[[IronicNurseryTune This little piggy...]]" rhyme.

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*** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebCeV5smX7A com/watch?v=liywZUZ2Quw third commercial]] has The Caretaker creepily messing around with the toes of his dead victims, while doing the "[[IronicNurseryTune This little piggy...]]" rhyme.


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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrV1e92SXMI This commercial]] for ''Ride/RevengeOfTheMummy'' at Ride/UniversalStudios certainly isn't recommended for people with a fear of snakes. It shows a massive horde of scarab beetles and snakes escaping from the ride building, with one of the snakes making it down into the sewers and eventually ending up inside a home when it ''[[ParanoiaFuel crawls out of a bathtub spout]]''. The snake then begins to crawl under a sleeping boy's blanket as if it's about to attack, until the boy wakes up in a CatapultNightmare and realizes it was AllJustADream.
27th Sep '16 8:49:34 PM MrNickelodeon
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* Even the Ride/DisneyThemeParks have gotten in on this. This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIzopPqhzmk 2007 commercial]] for Hong Kong Disneyland's Haunted Halloween event shows a group of teens going into a haunted hotel. The two boys decide to mess with the girl by locking her inside. Once, locked in, she quickly witnesses the piano playing itself and promptly screams. She then sees much of the hotel's furniture start to come to life before the commercial cuts back to the boys outside. Their laughter quickly turns into screaming once they see the girl walk back out to them...with her head twisted backwards.

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* Even the Ride/DisneyThemeParks have gotten in on this. This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIzopPqhzmk 2007 commercial]] for Hong Kong Disneyland's Haunted Halloween event shows a group of teens going into a haunted hotel. The two boys decide to mess with the girl by locking her inside. Once, Once locked in, she quickly witnesses the piano playing itself and promptly screams. She then sees much of the hotel's furniture start to come to life before the commercial cuts back to the boys outside. Their laughter quickly turns into screaming once they see the girl walk back out to them...with her head twisted backwards.
27th Sep '16 8:45:59 PM MrNickelodeon
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* Even the Ride/DisneyThemeParks have gotten in on this. This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIzopPqhzmk 2007 commercial]] for Hong Kong Disneyland's Haunted Halloween event shows a group of teens going into a haunted hotel. The two boys decide to mess with the girl by locking her inside. Once, locked in, she quickly witnesses the piano playing itself and promptly screams. She then sees much of the hotel's furniture start to come to life before the commercial cuts back to the boys outside. Their laughter quickly turns into screaming once they see the girl walk back out to them...with her head twisted backwards. There's also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVmizE8Xvrs an alternate version]] of the commercial that features no people in it, just some very unnerving shots of the abandoned hotel coming to life.

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* Even the Ride/DisneyThemeParks have gotten in on this. This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIzopPqhzmk 2007 commercial]] for Hong Kong Disneyland's Haunted Halloween event shows a group of teens going into a haunted hotel. The two boys decide to mess with the girl by locking her inside. Once, locked in, she quickly witnesses the piano playing itself and promptly screams. She then sees much of the hotel's furniture start to come to life before the commercial cuts back to the boys outside. Their laughter quickly turns into screaming once they see the girl walk back out to them...with her head twisted backwards. backwards.
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There's also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVmizE8Xvrs an alternate version]] of the commercial that features no people in it, just some very unnerving shots of the abandoned hotel coming to life.
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* Even the Ride/DisneyThemeParks have gotten in on this. This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrtZ5HezQjQ 2007 commercial]] for Hong Kong Disneyland's Haunted Halloween event shows a group of teens going into a haunted hotel. The two boys decide to mess with the girl by locking her inside. Once, locked in, she quickly witnesses the piano playing itself and promptly screams. She then sees much of the hotel's furniture start to come to life before the commercial cuts back to the boys outside. Their laughter quickly turns into screaming once they see the girl walk back out to them...with her head twisted backwards.

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* Even the Ride/DisneyThemeParks have gotten in on this. This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrtZ5HezQjQ com/watch?v=JIzopPqhzmk 2007 commercial]] for Hong Kong Disneyland's Haunted Halloween event shows a group of teens going into a haunted hotel. The two boys decide to mess with the girl by locking her inside. Once, locked in, she quickly witnesses the piano playing itself and promptly screams. She then sees much of the hotel's furniture start to come to life before the commercial cuts back to the boys outside. Their laughter quickly turns into screaming once they see the girl walk back out to them...with her head twisted backwards. There's also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVmizE8Xvrs an alternate version]] of the commercial that features no people in it, just some very unnerving shots of the abandoned hotel coming to life.
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