Anorak

Anorak | 3 Highly Disturbing Vintage Ads From The 70s And 80s

3 Highly Disturbing Vintage Ads From The 70s And 80s

by | 9th, December 2013

EVER been scared by an advert?

 

Have Her In Stitches (literally)

5892360393 27b011a9e2 b 3 Highly Disturbing Vintage Ads From The 70s And 80s

 

THIS advertisement comes from a 1982 Canadian newspaper. Notice anything particularly troubling about it?

I’m somewhat okay with the four guys manhandling a bikini clad girl. It’s the “sex sells” approach –a time honored marketing tradition. Although, I can’t shake this creepy vibe that I’m looking at a fateful moment before things got dark. Before the jail time, the lives shattered…

But my real problem lies with Bachelor #2. You know the one that’s maniacally cannibalizing this poor woman’s arm…

 

7 1 2011 10 17 39 PM 3 Highly Disturbing Vintage Ads From The 70s And 80s

 

There has to be a perfectly reasonable explanation for this: temporary psychosis, bath salts, extreme hunger? All his friends seem so normal, and here’s this crazed fellow violently chomping away at her forearm.

 

 

An Elaborate Suicide

 

His Hers Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog 3 Highly Disturbing Vintage Ads From The 70s And 80s

 

This Christmas consider buying your spouse a dead-eyed replica of yourself. Nothing says the holidays like the vacant stare of your lifeless clone.

Imagine the joy your spouse will feel upon discovering your hollow likeness lurking under the Christmas tree. (Full money back guarantee if it doesn’t come to life and kill your family.)

 

 

Because A Home Cinema Is Not Just For Snuff Movies

 

projector 3 Highly Disturbing Vintage Ads From The 70s And 80s

 

This quaint little advert for 8mm films and projections comes from a 1978 comic book. Exactly what kind of audience are they marketing to? I assume they’re trying to target the huge serial killer customer base.

If I’m reading this ad correctly, they are suggesting we invite some ‘orrible friends home… specifically, friends who happen to be bestial bloodthirsty rapists. I assume “cut throat prices” is code for going ahead and murdering the female guests.

Call me a finicky shopper, but I think I’ll be buying my projector at a store that doesn’t cater to deranged killers.



Posted: 9th, December 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed: RSS 2.0 | TrackBack | Permalink

Related posts

Added: Monday 31st March 2014 • Views: 1541
Miracle Appliances And The Desperate 1970s Women That Loved Them
Added: Tuesday 04th February 2014 • Views: 553
Sex Sells Tobacco: 10 “Smoking Hot” Vintage Adverts
Added: Saturday 23rd February 2013 • Views: 225
Women behaving like brain-dead fools in vintage adverts
Added: Saturday 09th February 2013 • Views: 270
In the 1950s Heinz thought clowns would make pickles fun - they didn't (photos)
Added: Thursday 03rd January 2013 • Views: 95
Vintage ads: The Milky Way in 1930
Added: Tuesday 18th December 2012 • Views: 65
Retro advert: 'Introduce Me to 10 Ladies And I Pay You Cash'