Vintage Halloween Commercials from the 80s

In the 1980s, the only way to skip past the commercials was to walk to the fridge to get a can of Tab. As such, advertisers didn’t have to be too creative with their ad campaigns and yet, we still got some pretty iconic commercials from that era. Naturally, my favorite were the Halloween commercials. So stroll down the lane of television commercials from Halloween past, would you?

Before Spirit Halloween and Amazon, there was Woolworth’s and Ben Cooper costumes. Come October, the shelves would be stacked with neatly organized boxes that promised a plastic mask and apron in sizes S, M and L. If you’re lucky, you might also happen upon a copy of “Sounds to Make You Shiver.”

While this was technically 1990, it’s still a relic of the era.

Another one from the very early 90s (1991), this one is, like the Easter Seals commercial, one that very much holds true to the spirit of the 80s. Honestly advertisers, if you put more Frankenstein in your ads, you’d probably have less folks hitting that “skip ad” button these days.

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