There’s no greater time for television than that sweet spot from mid-September to Halloween night. No matter what channel you’re watching, there’s a good chance that you’re going to see something spooky - even the TV commercials are filled with ghosts, bats, and witches. We all know that the greatest era of spooky Halloween commercials was the 1980s and 90s, when it was still okay to advertise straight sugar to children, and Elvira was in every other commercial in October. For just over 31 glorious days in the fall, it didn’t seem odd to see a zombie trying to sell pizza, or a werewolf buying a burger. While you’re watching these Halloween commercials, prepare to completely succumb to '80s nostalgia and possibly spend all of your rent money on some vintage boxes of Count Chocula.
For weird kids everywhere, Halloween is the greatest time of the year. But there’s no era of Halloween that will ever top the autumns experienced from 1990 – 1995. And that’s not just the 90s nostalgia speaking, you can check the history books – those were the best years for Halloween. Hocus Pocus made being a weirdo who liked witches commonplace, and McDonalds was advertising cassettes full of Monster Mash rip offs. It truly was the greatest era to be a child goth. Open up that bag of candy that you promised you’d save for the trick or treaters, and check out these spooktacular Halloween commericals from the 80s and 90s.
Rowntree Video Vampire Hates Your Dog
If there were two things that the fine folks at Rowntree Video Vampire wanted to do, it was give you one hundred free VHS cassettes, and shoot lasers into your living room so your dog would hide under the rug.
The Ghost of Fruity Pebbles
Why are you eating Fruity Pebbles when there's some deliciously seasonal Booberry just down the grocery aisle?
Elvira Finally Gives Us a Reason to Drink Coors Lite
We love watered-down bro beer as much as the next guy, but if Elvira weren't tempting us with her phone number, we wouldn't be caught undead cracking open a silver bullet.
The Spookiest Way to Eat a Reese's
This may be the greatest Halloween commercial ever created, but it also makes us think that Dracula's teeth are actually straws. That's the only way he could drink peanut butter, right? Someone get Bram Stoker's great-great-great-grandson on the phone.