Thread: Scariest production logos/ads and other scary crap...

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    Quote by Blackshadow
    Am I the only person freaked out by this guy?




    Ladies and gentlemen...Chuckie Finster.


    Remember that running gag on Rugrats where Chuckie would always mention
    being scared of "the guy on the oatmeal box"? Lmao.
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    But I'm REALLY scared of that guy! seriously, when I open the cupboard and see him there and...*shudders*
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    Quote by Blackshadow
    But I'm REALLY scared of that guy! seriously, when I open the cupboard and see him there and...*shudders*

    I think over the years they made him look less threatening and scary, but maybe that's just me.
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    For personal scare factors:

    DIC Gadget: Low, but this was because of the anticipation of a later logo.

    Littles: Never seen, but probably none because it is in-credit.

    Vortex: Low to median for both musical variations.

    KIB #1: High because animation is bad, but synth music is somewhat comforting.

    KIB#2: Nightmare because it has the creepy music and loud kid along with the bad animation.

    KIB#3: Very high bordering nightmare because music is less creepy, but is still bad.

    IWOD: Very low because voiceover is still there, but everything is tame.

    Warner Video

    WCI/Warner '80: Low because of copyright warning

    '86: Median because of music and fast animation.

    '96: None lame

    LBS

    Pan-out: Median to High because of music and flash

    Slide-in: Low

    Comets and dots: Low to median for both variations.

    SFM: High due to lack of text and announcer

    MTM: Median to high because of fast movement of logo and cat

    Genesis

    '83: Low because animation may startle some, but is fine.

    '90: Median to high because of weird music and G.

    Viacom

    Pinball: Median because of fast motion

    V of doom: Personally I think low to median because of music and animation.

    Still: None

    Steel: Median because of noises, but animation is alright.

    Wigga: Low to median because of voiceover

    2000: Never seen, but is probably none

    FHE

    '82: Low and is fun to make fun of because it is so bad.

    '86: Median to high for the blinking warning and low to median for the later warning used towards the end of the run.

    '91: None

    Live/IVE/USA

    USA: Median mainly because of blinking warning

    IVE: Blinking warning fades out so I would say low to median.

    IVE #2: Low

    Live: Still logo so none

    Live #2: Very low being a clean logo

    Saban

    '84: Low to median because logo looks really ugly.

    '88: Low

    '96: Low

    Lorimar

    '72: Low to median because of music

    '78: Low to median

    '86: Median because of sounds

    '89: Low

    '93: In-credit so none

    NET/PBS

    NET: Low

    '70: Low

    '71: Median to high because of animation and sounds

    '84: Low, but low to median for the "And on" Square One variation

    '89: Low to median

    '93: Low

    '96: None

    Transworld: Median because of beeping and similarity to KIB.

    Turner:

    '82: Median because of music and light.

    '93: Low to median

    '94: None

    Fox TV

    '50's: Low

    60's to 1980: High because of ugly drawing.

    1980-1988: Median because of music and animation.

    1988-1993: Low to median

    1993-: Very Low

    Fox Video

    Magnetic: Low

    20th Century Fox Video: Low to Median

    CBS/Fox: Low to Median

    After that: Very Low for all

    Carolco

    First Blood version: Median

    '85: Low to median

    '88: Very low

    Media/Hi-Tops

    MEDA: Low to Median

    Media #1: Median

    #2: Low, but Low to Median for the Fox Video voiceover version.

    Hi-Tops: Low

    Paramount Video

    1978: None still logo

    1980: Median because of sound

    1983: Low to Median because of bad zoom in

    1987: None since there is no real logo

    DVD: Median because of out of sync noises that don't fit well with the logo. The worst of all the new logos (Possibly a throwback to old logos with bad sounds)
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    The White Screen of Death
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    My personal scare factors:

    Screen Gems 1965-1974: Extreme

    Screen Gems 1999-Present: Low

    PBS 1967-1970: Low

    PBS 1970-1971: Low

    PBS 1971-1984: Extreme

    PBS 1984-1989: Low

    PBS 1989-1993: High

    PBS 1993-1996: Low

    PBS 1996-1998: Low

    LBS 1976-1984: Extreme

    LBS 1984-1987: Low

    LBS 1987-1991: High

    LBS 1991-1992: Low

    Viacom 1971-1976: High

    Viacom 1976-1985: Extreme

    Viacom 1985-1986: Low

    Viacom 1986-1990: High

    Viacom 1990-1999: Low

    Warner HV 1976-1985: Low

    Warner HV 1985-1996: High

    Warner HV 1996-Present: Low

    Lorimar 1973-1978: Medium

    Lorimar 1978-1986: Low

    Lorimar 1986-1988: Low

    Lorimar 1988-1993: High

    MCA 1979-1981: Medium

    MCA 1981-1983: Extreme

    DiC 1983-1985: Low

    DiC 1985-1987: Medium

    DiC 1987-2003: High

    fhe 1982-1986: Low

    fhe 1986-1993: High

    fhe 1993-1999: Low

    Genesis 1982-1990: Low

    Genesis 1990-1995: Extreme

    LIVE 1984-1988: High

    LIVE 1988-1990: High

    LIVE 1990-1995: Low

    LIVE 1995-1998: Low

    Saban 1984-1988: Low

    Saban 1988-1996: High

    Saban 1996-2001: Low

    Simitar 1984-1990: Medium

    Simitar 1986-1993: Extreme

    Simitar 1993-2000: High

    Playhouse 1987-1991: High

    Turner 1987-1996: Low

    Turner 1996-1998: High

    UAV 1991-1998: Extreme

    Polygram Video 1993-1996: Extreme
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    Here is my scare factor for Disney logos:

    Buena Vista (1955-84): High to low

    Walt Disney Pictures (1985-2006): Low

    Walt Disney Pictures (Pixar Version 1995-2006): Low

    Walt Disney Pictures (2000-2006) - Orange logo: Median

    Walt Disney Pictures (2006-present): Low to median with just fireworks added to the occasion. That is not retro.

    Here are some more scare factors for Disney videos.

    Walt Disney Home Entertainment/Video (1978-86): High with those creepy Las Vegas style "Neon Mickey" and loud fanfare. That gives me the creeps.

    Walt Disney Home Video (1986-93): Median with Sorcerer Mickey.

    Walt Disney Home Video - The Classics (1984-86): Median with Black Diamond and those creepy synthesizer jingle gives me chills.

    Walt Disney Classics (1987-94): Median with Sorcerer Mickey and Black Diamond

    Walt Disney's Masterpiece Collection (1995-1999): Median and Tinkerbell makes an appearance in that logo.

    Walt Disney's Gold Collection (1999-2000): Low

    Walt Disney Home Video (1995-2000): Low

    Walt Disney Home Entertainment (2001-present): High but not retro.
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    Here's my scare factor list for Paramount logos:

    Paramount TV

    "Rising Circle" (Jan.-Sept. 196 - Medium to high, due to loud, sudden music.

    "Split Rectangle 1" (1968-1969) - Medium, due to loud fanfare and sudden zoom-in.

    "Split Rectangle 2" (1969-1975) - Medium to high for Lalo Schifrin's music (especially the fast-paced one), and extreme for Dominic Frontiere's "Closet Killer" variation. The rough, sudden zoom-in also contributes to the scare factor.

    "Blue Mountain" (1975-1987) - Medium to high, mainly because of the "Blue Mountain" fanfare by Lalo Schifrin, and medium for the completely different fanfare by Jerry Goldsmith.

    "Mountain of Monotony" (1987-2001) - None to minimum; this one is much tamer, but the Star Wars-inspired fanfare may be shocking to some. I find it mostly annoying, though.

    "Enhanced MoM" (January 2002-) - Same as previous.

    CBS/Paramount TV

    "Eye in the Sky" (May 2006-) - Minimum; the new fanfare is shocking as well, and the horn sounder in the long version sounds odd, but it's mostly harmless.

    "Eye Wallpaper" (June 2006-) - Minimum; the dark colors and potential use of the fanfare in the previous logo may seem shocking to some.

    Paramount Pictures

    "Dark Mountain" (Late 'teens-1940's) - Medium, due to the dark nature of the logo.

    "Twisted Mountain" (1952-1954?) - Low, because of the ugly mountain drawing.

    "Majestic Mountain '54" (1954-1967) - None; the mountain drawing is much improved over the previous logo.

    "Majestic Mountain '68" (1968-1975) - None; the logo is very tame.

    "Blue Mountain Fade-In" (1975-1987) - Medium; those who were scared by this logo's TV counterpart may also find this unnerving as well.

    "CGI Mountain" (1987-2002) - None.

    "Majestic Mountain '02" (2002-) - None; the CGI is amazing, and is a refreshing change from the previous logos.

    Paramount Home Entertainment

    (1976-1979) - Haven't seen it.

    "Cheesy Mountain" (1979-1981) - Medium, due to the strange, loud synth music and cheesy effects.

    "Growing Mountain" (1982-1987) - Medium, due to the bright flash at the end and mysterious new-age synth music.

    (1987-2002) - Minimum, because of the jarring transition from this to the copyright warning screen.

    (2002-) - Same as previous.

    "Disc Mountain" (2002-) - Medium, due to the disc flying in behind the mountain and loud, jarring sound effects.
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    My scare factor list of logos:

    Screen Gems / Columbia Pictures Television

    (Screen Gems)
    1952-1955 ("The TV Tube"): Low
    1955-1960 ("The '50s Torch Lady"): High (due to the drawing of the Torch Lady but most importantly, the brass fanfare used for some syndicated programs of the era, such as "The Three Stooges")
    1960-1963 ("The '60s Torch Lady"): Low
    1963-1965 ("The Dancing Sticks"): Median (due to the voiceover)
    1965-1974 ("The S from Hell"): NIGHTMARE!!! (due to the creepy "S" forming and the Eric Siday music; although a different jingle, a 7-note horn fanfare, was used in the logo at the end of some syndicated programs of the era such as "Batfink")

    (Columbia Pictures Television)
    1974-1976 ("The Pretzel"): High (due to the Screen Gems SFH logo theme music)
    1976-1982 ("The Sunburst"): Median
    1982-1992 ("The '80s Torch Lady"): Median, bordering on high (due to the 1976 music being used with the Coke byline version seen from 1982-87; but the 1988-92 version with the 6-note brass fanfare might annoy a few others)
    1992-2001 ("The '90s Torch Lady"): Low, bordering on median (due to the 1988 music that was used for the 1992-93 season. Another 6-note horn-driven tune, penned by Dave Grusin, replaced that for 1993-2000, and also saw use in the Columbia TriStar Television logos)

    Paramount Television

    Early 1968 (the "Rising Circle"): Median (Paramount changing to Paramount Television)
    1968-1969 (the "Split Rectangle (I)"): Median (the rough zoom-in to the mountain, and the Leith Stevens fanfare)
    1969-1975 (the "Split Rectangle (II)"): Median, bordering on high (due to the rough zoom-in AND the Dominic Frontiere "Closet Killer" music used from 1969-70; and then Lalo Schifrin's "Color ID" music replaced that for 1970-75. The first version of Schifrin's music wasn't all that tame, either)
    1975-1987 (the "Blue Mountain"): High, bordering on NIGHTMARE!!! (due to the word "Television" sliding in as well as the Lalo Schifrin music used from 1975-76 and 1978-87. Was downgraded a bit from 1976-78 because of the different fanfare composed by Jerry Goldsmith)
    1987-2002 (the "CGI Mountain (of Monotony)"): Low (a few people may be surprised by the Star Wars-influenced fanfare, which was actually an abridged version of the Paramount Video jingle of the era)
    2002-2006 (the "Enhanced CGI Mountain"): Same as 1987-2002

    The [DFS] Program Exchange

    1979-1987 (the "Arrows"): High (due to the music)
    1987-date (the "Crossing Arrows"): High (for version of logo with the 1979-87 music); and low (for the music used since 1993).

    Viacom

    1971-1976 ("V-IA-COM"): Median (changing background colors and music that sounds like a pinball machine)
    1976-1985 (the "V of Doom"): High, bordering on NIGHTMARE!!! (due to the zooming phrase and V, AND the alleged Universal TV logo theme ripoff!)
    1986-1989 (the "V of Steel"): Low (the THX-inspired jingle may surprise a few)
    1990-1999 (the "Wigga Wigga"): Low, bordering on median (the robotic voiceover)
    1999-2004 ("Viacom 2000"): See 1990-1999 entry

    Worldvision Enterprises Inc.

    1973-1974 (blue logo and words on yellow background, no disclaimer): Haven't seen it yet, but I do give it a low rating (no music).
    1974-1988 (white logo and words on red background, disclaimer): Low.
    1989-1999: Median, bordering on high (due to the WHOOSH and the outdated 3-note synthesizer jingle following it, AND the zooming Radar Globe and words that the WHOOSH accompany)
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    The intro to "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"....oh man, i used to be frightened by the song and the attic scene
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    The Worldvision logo used to make want to me pee on myself, and the program exchange logo music I wasn't too fond of.
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    Quote by secretvixen
    The intro to "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"....oh man, i used to be frightened by the song and the attic scene


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    This is sort of a crappy tribute to Chris Cunningham I made featuring the V of
    Doom. Enjoy AT YOUR OWN RISK! (i've always wanted to say that)

    I made this with Windows Movie Maker. It would've been a hell of a lot better if I used I Movie or something like that because WMM is kinda limited and boring.

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    the HBO feature presentation
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    I remember when "The Honeymooners" was usually on WPIX-TV (Channel 11) a long time ago, they usually had the "V" of Doom after the end credits of the "Classic 39" episodes. I remember the videotaped version, but I don't remember the filmed "V" of Doom. It was on "The Honeymooners".

    I remember when WNEW-TV (WNYW-TV) used to air reruns of "I Love Lucy" with Lucille Ball, they usually had the B&W version of the filmed "V" of Doom. It was on after the Desilu logo (before it became Paramount TV) where the phantom announcer was saying "'I Love Lucy' Is a Desilu Production" and the "V" of Doom started to frightened me.

    I've seen the "V" of Doom in reruns of "All In the Family", "Paradise Hawaiian Style" with Elvis Presley (taken from the Magnetic VHS tape where the "V" of Doom was shown and the Paramount logo was replaced after the cast credits and end titles), "Perry Mason", "Hawaii Five-0", The Beverly Hillbillies", "The Andy Griffith Show" and many others.

    I remember "The Twilight Zone" on WPIX-TV since I was a kid, but the "V" of Doom was scared to death after the credits. Next time, if you go to Disney/MGM Studios, go take a ride on the Tower of Terror ride with Rod Sterling of "The Twilight Zone". They had some references from "The Twilight Zone". If you get off the ride, the "V" of Doom will not show up, but if you don't get off the ride, the "V" of Doom is coming to get you after "The Twilight Zone" ends.

    And one more thing, I remember when TBS and TNT used to air cartoons with the early MGM cartoons from the early 30's starting with the Rudolf & Ising's "Happy Harmonies" series, the second logo on YouTube under "Morphin Roar" as shown [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye9j40qcBNE]here[/url], the second logo was taken from the two-strip technicolor cartoons scared the heck out of me as a youngster. TCM is currently airing those early MGM cartoons from the 1930's in 2-strip technicolor along with the "Happy Harmonies" shorts by Rudolf & Ising. I'm not really sure if it's the 1930 MGM technicolor logo or the reissue logo from the early to mid-1940's in color. Will keep an eyes on the early MGM logos. TCM will continue to scare everyone with the MGM logo and some early ones.
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    That Nickelodeon bumper in the 90's that had that teeth and eyeballs hanging on a wire and it was singing the Nick theme song in an art gallery thingy. That scared me when I was little. ._. The tune from Unsolved Mysterious also scared the Jebus outta me.



    OMG, That tune used to make me run away.. it was so freaky.


    Anyone remember the show Dinosaurs? That baby used to give me frikken nightmares, I swear. It tired to kill its father, and itsface was so... disturbing


    *shudder*


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    I also remember the Paragon Video Productions logo used in a number of horror and B-movies on VHS back in the early 80's, they scared me to death with this loud Paragon fanfare. That was very similar to the Walt Disney Home Video fanfare from the "Neon Mickey" era. Both of them are so frightening.
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    I also remember the Paragon Video Productions logo used in a number of horror and B-movies on VHS back in the early 80's, they scared me to death with this loud Paragon fanfare. That was very similar to the Walt Disney Home Video fanfare from the "Neon Mickey" era. Both of them are so frightening.


    Does ANYONE besides me remember the CGI 1990s Paragon Logo (Golden P with star cut out of it)??


    On the Lambchop video I saw it on, it had the following humorous but creepy dialouge:

    Lambchop: Oh, look it's a P! Para...

    Sharri: Paragon.

    Lambchop: Paragon!

    Sharri: ParaGON.

    Lambchop: All gone, bye bye!
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    CBS Special Prensentation logo betwen the 70-80's. Hands down.
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    Quote by musicradio77
    I also remember the Paragon Video Productions logo used in a number of horror and B-movies on VHS back in the early 80's, they scared me to death with this loud Paragon fanfare. That was very similar to the Walt Disney Home Video fanfare from the "Neon Mickey" era. Both of them are so frightening.


    Does ANYONE besides me remember the CGI 1990s Paragon Logo (Golden P with star cut out of it)??


    On the Lambchop video I saw it on, it had the following humorous but creepy dialouge:

    Lambchop: Oh, look it's a P! Para...

    Sharri: Paragon.

    Lambchop: Paragon!

    Sharri: ParaGON.

    Lambchop: All gone, bye bye!


    I remember the Paragon logo from Lamb Chop. I thought it was sort of creepy too, especially when I was 3 and didn't understand it, and the fact that Lamb Chop and Shari weren't shown in the logo, only their voices.
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