Scary Halloween Print Ads


My favourite spooky holiday is just around the corner and I'm so excited!! I absolutely love everything about Halloween. From the candies and the costumes to the office parties and the advertising, Halloween makes me giggle, it makes me shutter and it makes my hair stand on end.

In the spirit of this upcoming Hallows Eve, I thought I would do something a little different today. I want to share with you some of the imaginative and eerie print ads that have been created around the world to help commemorate this bone-chilling holiday. I will start with some recent ads and then, I will show you some of my all-time favourite Halloween print ads from years past. Finally, at the end of the post, I've also included some great Halloween videos that I found. I definitely got a kick out of this collection of scary Halloween ads and I hope that you do too!


McDonalds did a nice job this summer helping to ease Europe into Halloween. Created by BETC Euro RSCG of France, this ad campaign was seen in Europe as of August 2010. This 'Come as you are' series by McDonald's catches your eye and speaks to the child in all of us.

McDonalds ghost halloween print ad 1

Mcdonalds ghost halloween print ad 2

This chilling ad campaign was created for this Halloween by Tita of Milan, Italy. Does it give you any good costume ideas? Ha! Halloween ad 1 Halloween ad 2


Created in 2003 by J Walter Thompson Italia for Heineken Italia.

Heineken Beer Halloween Print Ad

Halloween Greeting

This ad was designed by DDB Philippines for Halloween Greeting in the Philippines. It was released in the March 2004.

halloween greeting broomstick print ad

San Francisco Zoo

This demonic ad campaign was created by BBDO WEST in 2007.

San Francisco Zoo Halloween Print Ad 1

San Francisco Zoo Halloween Print Ad 2

Halloween Sale at Zen

This ad was created by TBWA, an advertising agency in Thailand, for a Halloween Sale at Zen in 2004.

halloween sale at zen print ad


This wicked ad was released in Puerto Rico in 2007. It was designed by Euro RSCG Puerto Rico.

Woolite Halloween Print Ad

Miller Lite

Miller Lite Halloween Print Ad

Lynx Deodorant

Released in 2005, this creepy print ad was created by BBH advertising agency in the UK.

Lynx Halloween Print Ad

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut Halloween Print Ad

Nexcare Bandages

Nexcare Bandages Halloween Print Ad


M&M Halloween Print Ad 1

M&M Halloween Print Ad 2


This Guiness ad is from Halloween 2009 but I love it so much that I couldn't not include it in this collection. At first glance, it just looks like an ordinary Guiness ad but then, look a little closer. Do you see it? Spooky... Last year, Guiness also created a series of scary Halloween coasters that were given to anyone that bought Guiness in Romania on Halloween night.

guinness beer halloween print ad 2009

Guinness Halloween coasters

You might also remember this Guiness ad from Halloween 2001.

guinness halloween print ad 3

Sears Special Zombie Website

Sears has gone even so far as to create their very own Zombie website that focuses on "the underserved needs of the growing Zombie-American community". The unique Sears website is available in English, Spanish and Zombian. Check out the screen shot below and visit the zombie website by clicking here.

sears zombie website for Halloween 2010


Snickers Halloween Ad 2010

Tiger Beer Halloween Ad

Released for Halloween 2009, this Tiger Beer Ad will give you shivers.

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