Hallmark Halloween Commercial

From McDonalds Chicken McNuggets dressed up as vampires to Dunkin’ Donuts with orange and brown sprinkles, images of retro Halloween commercials on YouTube instantly take me back to this favorite cozy time of year. This Hallmark Halloween ad from 1989 is certainly no exception! I immediately recalled such wonderfully retro details as the cassette tape bonus of spooky sounds and the guy in the “This Is My Costume” t-shirt.

How can anyone forget the wind-up chattering skeleton pin at 00:12? I remember my friend Kim sporting one on her uniform school sweater, and was pleasantly surprised to recognize it on the lapel of “Aunt Jackie” on the Roseanne episode entitled BOO.
Enjoy! :)

Subscribe to the Retroist Newsletter

* indicates required