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

Posted: October 13th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

I fell a little behind today, which means no movie clip. Instead I thought I’d share this commercial for the Toyota Prius, which is apparently an ad for the hybrid vehicle of the damned and a clear attempt to fuck with my head. Am I the only one who thinks of Clive Barker’s “In the Hills, the Cities” when they see this? What the hell, Toyota?!

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

  1. 1 rob! said at 8:15 pm on October 14th, 2011:

    I do find this ad quite unsettling.

  2. 2 Maxo Romero said at 8:44 pm on October 15th, 2011:

    I imagine the person pitching this said, “And it’s called ‘People Person!’ Get it?! Ha ha! Ha ha ha! WHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!”

  3. 3 Khairul H. said at 8:53 pm on October 15th, 2011:

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    That was creepy as all get out!

  4. 4 Scott Slemmons said at 8:55 pm on October 15th, 2011:

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    Any blog post that references one of my favorite Clive Barker stories gets a thumbs-up from me. 🙂

  5. 5 Maxo Romero said at 8:57 pm on October 15th, 2011:

    Khairul: I get a little wigged out every time it comes on – it’s like a 60-second horror story.

    Scott: I love that story! It blew me away the first time I read it.

  6. 6 Scott Slemmons said at 8:58 pm on October 15th, 2011:

    A lot of the stuff in the Books of Blood are just spectacularly good. I wish Barker had stuck with short stories instead of novels (though I think horror is always best in short form than in long…)

  7. 7 Maxo Romero said at 8:59 pm on October 15th, 2011:

    I agree with you. The horror stories I’ve found to be most effective have been short stories. I think that’s part of the reason I enjoy the Lovecraft Mythos so much – it’s individual stories set in a shared universe (to borrow some comics jargon). A reader doesn’t need to read everything to understand what’s going on in a particular story, but if you’re looking for a richer experience it’s available, too.

  8. 8 Scott Slemmons said at 9:03 pm on October 15th, 2011:

    What you said, man. 🙂

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