Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cronenberg is doing Asian skincare advertising now?

I saw David Cronenberg's movie Videodrome on pay TV when I was only 14 or so, and I think it permanently scarred me. In addition to destroying my childhood crush on Debby Harry through weirdness alone, the movie also freaked me out with its gory and surreal 1980s foam rubber special effects:

Maybe I'm the only one who had that particular flashback when I saw this ad from Y&R Bankok, but I can't be the only one who was grossed out by it:

Via I Believe in Advertising

Ew. Who thought that was a positive brand association?

BTW, if I sent you into nostaligialand with my Videodrome talk, here's the TV scene. Note the Atari:

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