December 30, 2009
MONSTERS DO HAVE THEIR PLACE!
This wonderful forty-eight seconds of film never ceases to give me a blast of spooky joy. I love how the monsters are rendered and presented 1960s style, I love the knock-off Famous Monsters typeface, and I love the music. (Anyone who can identify it for me shall become the champion of the universe.) I've admired this piece for years on a VHS collection of drive-in theater intermission ads but I just happened upon it on archive.org (Click the link to go directly to loads of glorious drive-in intermission reels.)
But I'm perplexed that even with a genius ad campaign like this one, we all ended up with monsters in our living rooms.