Countdown to Halloween: And now, a word from our sponsors

Posted: October 21st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | 3 Comments »

We’ve already seen one TV commercial on the air right now that’s just … creepy. And it’s not even Halloween-themed! But there is another commercial floating around that’s specifically for the Halloween season, and I actually get a kick out of it.

The commercial for Snickers reappeared this year after debuting in 2010, and it’s easy to see why. Set in a shadowy, seemingly empty grocery store, poor Mrs. Jensen is just trying to get some shopping done when she’s suddenly face-to-belly with a towering, old-lady-masked — person? — sweeping candy bars into her cart.

Is it the slightly sinister setting that’s so weird? The sing-songy voice coming from the disturbingly flexing mask? Or is it the ickily familiar way the Old Lady strokes Mrs. Jensen’s face?

Yes, yes and yes.


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3 Comments on “Countdown to Halloween: And now, a word from our sponsors”

  1. 1 Sandy said at 6:16 pm on October 21st, 2011:

    They should really use that lady in a horror movie. Aaaggghhh! Scary!

  2. 2 Scott said at 8:23 pm on October 21st, 2011:

    Mmmm, the Uncanny Valley… 🙂

  3. 3 Maxo Romero said at 11:22 am on October 23rd, 2011:

    Sandy: Oh, Mrs. Jenseeenn … *stabby stabby*

    Scott: I had to look that one up, but it fits perfectly. And it explains why most CGI looks weird when it tries to represent just regular people.

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