10 Scariest Children's Commercials of All Time 

Ian James
Updated February 19, 2020 150.2k views 10 items

Curl up in a blanket, turn the lights down low, and get ready to watch the ten most terrifying commercials (originally aimed at children) you'll ever see. Over the years, intended or not, these commercials have been frightening for kids and causing headaches for parents. It's almost as if the people who created these videos neglected to remember who was the target audience of these commercials. That's show business for you, right?

What are the scariest PSAs ever? These 10 children's commercials are some of the most frightening of all time. Take a look at these commercials and see for yourself. These creepy commercials will keep you up at night, so beware!
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Baby Laugh A Lot...Like a Demon
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One thing that horror movies have taught us over the last couple of decades is that we should be terrified of children - especially the incessant, hollow laughter of a little girl.

Where did these images and sounds of horror originate, you ask? Well, in my opinion, the root of all evil comes from this very commercial.
The Doll That Wants You Gone
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This doll whispers in your ear and tells you that it has a secret. Watching this commercial inspires ideas that the secret about to be told has less to do with something innocuous, such as liking red shoes, and more to do with that foul smell coming from the basement.
The Wendy's Devil Stare
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"Oh what a nice little commercial about Wendy's. Hmm, I think I might just go ahead and get myself a...OH MY GOD WHAT THE hell JUST HAPPENED?!"

Exactly. The weird stare given by Wendy at the end of this commercial is not only an omen of the apocalypse, but it's the reason I turn the TV off before I fall asleep. Now if only I could sleep with the lights off...
Humpty Dumpty Sat On a Wall and Haunted Children's Dreams
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"Hey Bill, I've got this awesome idea for a commercial to promote our chocolate."

"Do you, Jenkins? Well, I'd like to hear it."

"First of all, there will be no intelligible words, it'll all be gibberish."

"Gibberish? But how will people know what it's about?"

"Well, I was thinking that we'd put in a character that looks like a cross between Humpty Dumpty and a deformed child from either deliverance or the movie "Freaks" know, something the kids will connect with."

"Ah, right...that makes sense. I was a little worried there for a second. Here's a million dollars."

And then this commercial, starring a creature that I honestly believe skins children for sustenance, was made.