Thursday, December 20, 2007

'HORROR BAGS' Bats TV advert






Well at long last I have managed to locate one of the Horror Bags Television adverts from the 1970's. I was almost beginning to doubt my mind that I had actually saw one when I was a child, but this here confirms that there were adverts for the Smith's snacks. I don't think this is the one I saw all those years ago, if it isn't then there are obviously more than one that were made; which I suppose is likely has Horror bags had been in production from 1974 up untill the early 1980's. This particular advert is as you can see from the screen shots one for the last of the range of horror bags 'Bats'. Frank Thornton who plays the vampire/Dracula is great fun whom has an assistant which I think is a Ygor/frankenstein monster character. Here we also see a shot of one of the actual Bat shaped corn snacks and the packet.

Untill I can work out how to put the advert here in The Cobwebbed room please enjoy these screen shots. I am hoping that some more will turn up sometime, I wonder how many more adverts of 'The snacks that go crunch in the night' there were?

12 comments:

John said...

Wow woncemore!

I can't remember a thing about Bats and for some reason recall animated adverts for the others and that's it.

The ad should be a hoot anyway; those were dark days between the 70's and the internet, great to see this stuff for the first time in another century.

Daz said...

Awesome stuff!!

Heather said...

Fantastic, hope you manage to post the whole advert soon.

Anonymous said...

what are wear'em scare'ems? where they badges i cant remember but i did have some

Daz said...

Wear 'em Scare 'ems came with Tudor crisps, I believe

For Queen and Country said...

WOW-so many great horror bags stuff-it has inspired me to keep looking!!!

Daz said...

Can his be posted at Youtube or for download at mediafire?? I MUST see it :)

Paul said...

I am not sure how to put the advert on to Youtube as you have to convert the footage to avi etc, do you know how to do this? The advert is on dvd.

Daz said...

I do indeed know how its done, but I'd need the dvd

Paul said...

Hi Daz
Could you send me a email about the Bats advert or unless you can tell me what program you use to convert the dvd. Thanks.

Daz said...

go to
http://www.videohelp.com

this will tell you all you need to know

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