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1939: We Wish You a Scary Christmas

I think my exact words when I saw this 1939 ad the first time were: “GAH! Holy buckets, it’s Evil Santa!” The wearing away of the ink on the page has made this Santa creepier, but even the original Santa … Continue reading

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1939: Santa Ogles Pantyhose

It’s difficult not to see something a little… creepy, about Santa ogling some silk stal… er, stockings in this 1939 Silverberg’s ad.

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1960: Disembodied Hands Seek Victims

This bank ad from 1960 features a smiling woman with sentient severed hands, or at least, that’s my visual interpretation. Inadvertently creepy ad.

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1934: Horrible Insects Destroy Your Stuff

I hate moths and this advertisement is extremely effective in making me want to destroy all moths everywhere. Then again, a fuzzy bunny would also make me want to destroy all moths everywhere.

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