Dino Drac After Dark

10 Minutes of Horror TV Commercials!

Got some requests for a new thread, and given what’s going on in the world, I figured we could all use the distraction.

I hope you’re all managing to stay safe, and that this isn’t affecting your livelihoods too much. I honestly can’t think of a comparable situation that’s happened during my lifetime. Even as I write this, we just got word that NYC is starting a mandatory ban on everything from movie theaters to restaurants. The abundance of caution is going to have devastating effects for many, but when you look at what might happen if we’re not exceedingly cautious, it’s a very small price to pay.

As for Dino Drac, this whole point of this site is to be an escape from your troubles. I’ll keep writing and we’ll keep podcasting and yadda yadda yadda, and I hope it won’t come off as tone-deaf. We’re all in the same boat right now, but I know my role is to distract y’all from whatever ails you.

On that note…

I put together this compilation of old school horror-themed TV commercials. It’s ten minutes long, and there are some knockout spots in the mix. Most of them haven’t been featured on Dino Drac yet, though you’ll see a few of them again during the next Halloween Countdown.

Whenever I make a compilation for YouTube, I try to maintain the traits of my favorite comps from other uploaders: Consistent aspect ratio and relatively consistent audio levels. The hope is that you can just let this baby play without needing to constantly fiddle with the volume. 🙂

Anyway, this doubles as a free-for-all thread. Talk about whatever. I ain’t gonna tell you not to to discuss the thing that everyone’s talking about, but you definitely shouldn’t feel bad if you just want to gab about toys, movies or junk food — that’s what this place is for, after all.

The Christmas Thread, 2019!

Okay, yeah, I’ve been super absent from After Dark. I’ll work on that after the holidays. For now, consider this your all-purpose holiday thread!

Talk about your celebrations, activities, presents, foods, whatever!


2019 Thanksgiving Thread!

Happy Thanksgiving, all! Here’s a thread if ya need it! Talk about your celebrations in the comments!

Also, here’s a quick little playlist of random stuff that seemed appropriate for TG. All of it comes from yours truly. Enjoy!

1990s Christmas Commercials!

Here’s another wonderful mix of ads curated by After Dark’s own rabbihimself. Just the thing for a lazy Saturday night, if that’s what you’re having:

Enjoy a little over five minutes’ worth of Christmas commercials from 1992, all captured during that year’s broadcast of A Garfield Christmas.

Thanksgiving Commercials from 1981!

It’s been way too long since the last After Dark update! My apologies, but jeez, time flies at this time of year. Remember to take a few moments to settle down, settle in and really enjoy it.

Here’s a great pick from phillyradiogeek. It’s twenty minutes’ worth of commercials that aired on Thanksgiving night, 1981, during a TV broadcast of King Kong.

Sooo much great stuff in here. Not all of it is holiday-themed, but there’s enough of those elements to put you in the fuzziest of moods. (The commercials aired in the NY market, so they’re especially resonant for me.)