It's almost Halloween and I'm giving out treats a little early this year. Here's a big collection of creepy, kooky, creative, funny Halloween TV commercials. I've skipped the local ads and horror film trailers, and stuck to the national brands. Some are old, some are new. Some are better than others, but they're all in the spirit of the season, and they're all gathered here for your viewing pleasure. Which one's your favorite?
Dunkin Donuts: Halloween Munchkins
Costume choice can have some serious implications when it comes to feasting.
McDonald's: McNuggets Castle
The McNuggets are up to some Halloween hijinks in their Transylvanian castle.
Reese's: The Scariest Part of Halloween
Reese's knows what's truly terrifying on Halloween.
M&Ms: Halloween Costume
Crispy gets dressed up for Halloween with a special costume.
Budweiser: Party Chair
And you thought YOU had the best costume.
Snickers: Grocery Lady
A creepy encounter helps boost the neighborhood trick-or-treating.
Snickers: Hanging Around
The repercussions of Halloween can last a long time.
Captain Morgan's: A Perfect Match
For these four guys, it's all about the right pairing.
Dunkin Donuts: Headless Horseman
A little girl shares the most important Halloween tip.
Walgreen's: Halloween Spirit
Walgreen's helps everyone get in the spirit of the holiday.
Target: Animated Halloween
Just a fun, stylized Halloween cartoon montage.
Tiger Beer: Enjoy Winning
These guys don't stand a ghost of a chance of getting served.
Target: Everything You Need
Cute, friendly and lighthearted Halloween ad.
Dunkin Donuts: Monsters
This is an oldie but a goodie, starring Fred the Baker.
Pizza Hut: Pizza Head Halloween
Anybody remember "Pizza Head"? Here he runs into trouble at "Castle Steve".
M&Ms: Headless Horseman
The horseman has a special delivery for one lucky consumer.
IHOP: Trick or Treat Pancakes
What do you want in your trick-or-treat bag?
M&Ms: Trick or Treat
Yellow and Red are ready to party.
MTV: Jesse James Halloween Promo
You've got to give the kids what they like.
Milky Way: Adult Trick or Treaters
People will do a lot for Milky Way caramel.
Walmart: Just Here
It's hard to find the right accomplice.
The Goodwill logo gets into the spirit of the season.
Did I miss any Halloween commercials that you really love? Let me know and I'll try to add them!
A big thank you to Malachy Walsh, who sent in the following three Halloween Ads that he worked on with Grey Advertising (with Doug Fallon, Alison Brown and Troy Torrison) for Kmart. they are definitely worthy of the list!
Kmart: Third Time
No wonder the candy goes so fast!
Kmart: The List
Kmart helps with all the ghoulish preparations.
Kmart: You Go
A costume can help with ALMOST anything.