Vanity Plate / Nightmare Fuel. You would think that the little logos at the end of TV shows and the start of movies and video games wouldn't have the potential to scare anyone. These examples prove otherwise.
Here are a few of the ones that made young children shit bricks. Note: To just give an overview of how many people were scared shitless by these over the years, the Closing Logo Group's wiki, which documents vanity plates, lists among other things the "Scare Factor" of each logo (as does the site's predecessor and model, the Fortune. City hosted "KRS Logos"). And now, the examples. Note 2: In the UK, these are known as 'idents' or 'end boards'. Cinemas Feel sorry for anyone who had to witness Carlton Screen Advertising's abomination in British movie theatres.
Most vanity plates are pretty benign, simply revealing that the driver loves the Cubs or dachshunds or Quidditch. But these plates got people riled up. Plates Comments; 0-CSHFLW: Negative Cashflow. In Missouri, the state usually fills in any spaces on a vanity plate with a '-'. This person has the most creative use. Every April, Keisha Castle-Hughes gathers with her friends for a Game of Thrones viewing party. For last year's season premiere, she wanted to dress up as Daenerys. WHYFOR Industries – License Plate Update – ONTARIO THE Vanity LIST. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z. 1225 interesting. The Vanity Plate trope as used in popular culture. A short sequence played at the very end of a program's Closing Credits to identify the production company …. HBO’s panorama of the 1970s music scene works when it’s not focused on yet another male mess.
It features a huge, flaming branding iron shoving out of the screen at you, along with loud noises. It used to come before the commercials and trailers and was used constantly between 1. So if you were watching something in British cinemas, you'd have to bring earplugs.
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Bumper Stumpers is a Canadian game show in which two teams of two players attempted to decipher vanity license plates in an attempt to win money. The show was a joint.
At 5: 2. 0 in the link, this trailer for the Famous Players chain in Canada, then a subsidiary of Paramount. Famous Players was sold in 2. Cineplex Entertainment. It feels a tad creepy to watch this, with what's coming at you.
Someone else mentioned a policy trailer for another Canadian chain, Empire Theatres, used in the early 2. You. Tube. They have since changed their logo in 2. Century Fox style searchlight. Before the change, Empire Theatres used a logo with a starry background, but not so scary music. Film Several Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons throughout the mid 3. Warner Bros. logo zooming in to position, accompanied with a loud twang sound, which was startling but nothing mind- scarring, but then it got even worse on the 1.
Bugs Bunny cartoon Lumber Jack- Rabbit (the first Bugs Bunny cartoon released in 3- D), where the shield would literally zoom in farther than usual. Here's a giant compilation of Looney Tunes intros from that era. Unfortunately, in 2. WB decided to pay tribute to the Lumber Jack- Rabbit intro for their Road Runner 3. D cartoon shorts. This time, however, the shield zooms in faster and bounces back to position. It's even worse than the original variant!
The Looney Tunes cartoons released in 2. Lumber Jack- Rabbit intro, but were cheesy and slow. The intro to The Looney Tunes Show also featured a homage to Lumber Jack- Rabbit at the start, with the shield zooming in ala the 2. All of these intros can be found in this link. The "That's All, Folks!" closings were also freaky, since it would magically write itself on screen.
The ones that ended with Porky Pig weren't as bad, but the idea of having Porky burst out of a drum was a little odd. In 1. 96. 4note the logo was first designed by Chuck Jones for "Now Hear This" in 1. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies logos were replaced with something quite different that featured swirling lines and a huge abstract "WB" graphic on a black background, accompanied by William Lava's very strange arrangement of the usual "Merry Go Round Broke Down" theme.
It especially didn't help that it was seen on some of the crappier cartoons of the period (like the Rudy Larriva Road Runner cartoons.) The later Warner Bros.- Seven Arts version featured the less scary "W7" shield and a much cheaper- sounding version of the weird theme (quite fitting of the cartoons' decreasing quality), dialing back the scaryness a bit. Speaking of Warner Bros., The Kids WB logo used on the first three Pokémon movies. Imagine.. Lights go down, black screen, then BLAM! When Screen Gems was re- launched as a movie studio in 1.
S from Hell" was mellowed down a lot for the 1. Occasionally, the logo is colored red, which is unsettling on its own. But then there's this variant from The Covenant, where the spiral S is formed with fire. Fat Dog Productions, thanks to a combination of incessant howling and Lack Of Animation Is Scarier.
Boje Buck, which provides an example of Hair- Raising Hare. If the fact that a rabbit killed a snake isn't enough to unnerve you, the "You're next" glance in its eyes will.
And even better is that the rabbit is rendered in color on Boje Buck's website. A variant on the Klasky- Csupo logo used for The Wild Thornberrys Movie was considerably more unsettling than the standard logo (more on that later). Not only is the cut to the logo (which is more cheaply animated this time) jarring, the face stares at you and smiles! Intrepid Pictures, featuring a man almost getting struck by lightning.
The red sky and the music certainly don't help. It was later replaced by a tamer version which features a live- action zoom- out of the man and no music other than the thunder sounds. The MGM logo. A big lion on the screen roaring at you could send chills down a kid. The first View Askew logo (mildly NSFW) that appeared at the beginning of Clerks. It is grungy, roughly animated, and involves a little boy and a middle- aged cross- dressing clown. It has to be seen to be believed.
There's just something strangely imposing about the pegasus used in the Tri. Star Pictures logo. Touchstone Pictures has their "Snake" logo the company used in the 8.
The creepy music is one of the things taken out of the shortened TV version, being replaced with a serene piano jingle ending with a bell where the horn stab would be in the movie logo. Any of those logos that'll play at the end of a DVD. Picture yourself sitting on your reclining chair during the end of some Fox DVD. You think it's all over, the credits have run their course, and the DVD will boot back to the menu, and then suddenly, BAM! Big green logo in your face. The appearance of the FNM Films logo at the end of Revenge of the Nerds III, if only for the random yell of pain in the background.
Oz Film Company, known by a You. Tube user as "VID's Granny" for a good reason.
It's just the floating head of a lady looking at the camera, but it's scarier that it sounds. Some variants have the head very close to the camera, which makes it even more scary. The Twisted Pictures logo. All that was left was for the letters to start dripping blood afterwards. Gaumont's mid- 8.
The dark atmosphere, the zooming and the dramatic synthesized music makes for a potentially unsettling experience. The Fabrica logo, depicting a black face with beyond creepy, cat- like eyes that stare at you. The Finnish movie distributor Finnkino used to open their features with a clip that featured what could best be described as "howling burning space ballerinas" in both cinemas and home video releases — including childrens' cartoons, of course. The logo for Rainbow Releasing.
Which has a soundless zoom- in of Orson Welles staring into your soul. Erry Vision. The ugly looking font and dark background, with what sounds like a cross between The Joker's laugh and Tom's yell of pain in the background. Paul Haggis Productions' first logo is already creepy enough, depicting Icarus falling to his doom behind the company name against a nice, cloud- dotted blue sky (as seen on. EZ Streets). Then he did a second version (as seen on Family Law) with Icarus flying by the sun, the wings come off and he falls right towards the camera so it ends with his screaming face! What was the man thinking?!? It can be a Crowning Moment of Funny to some, though.
THX. Period. Its infamous logo sound effect, the "Deep Note", which to many young filmgoers and film viewers on VHS in the '8. Brown Note. Sure, there are plenty of funny trailers (such as the ones starring Tex), but between those are some.. Announcer: The audience is now deaf. Barnholtz Entertainment appears to be just a calm moonlight landscape but then it unleashes an unexpected, extremely quick and warning- less zoom- in into a horse's eye.
The alternate version of the Fox fanfare that was done for the opening of Alien³. It starts off as normal, but then right at the end it descends into a terrifying finish, almost as if the music itself is screaming. It is quite possibly one of the most horrifying instances of Last Note Nightmare to date, some have even (jokingly) argued that it is even scarier than the entire film itself. Oh my word, the Bryanston Pictures logo.. Yes, they are the people who originally distributed the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 1. And allegedly, Bryanston Pictures was actually tied to a mafia family. The ident for the Learning Corporation of America is positively sinister.
There is no reason for it to jut forward at the end like that. The music does not help. Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle logo normally isn't unsettling.. Wreck- It Ralph. As the castle fades in, the screen jutters and glitches with unsettling sound effects, and then the entire right- side glitches apart in a Shout- Out to Pac- Man's infamous Level 2. Kill Screen. It serves as a Jump Scare for those who stayed to the end of the film and weren't expecting something like it to happen. See for yourself here.
German filmmaking company Atlas International's logo features a static background of the world, some choppy animation, and a synthesizer theme that is actually pretty badass, albeit very menacing. It's sampled from the fourth track of X by Klaus Schulze. Home Video Disney. The first string of Disney movies released on home video were preceded by a truly mind- scarring Vanity Plate where a demonic- looking laser Mickey spun around as hyperdramatic brass music blared in the background.
Ironically, the creepiness of laser Mickey fit perfectly with the dark tone (and similarly creepy Conspicuous CG opening credits) of both The Black Hole and TRON. The early to mid- 9.
Not too scary, but the dark red company name on a black background wasn't an easy combination for some people. The Feature Presentation card Disney used on most tapes throughout the 9.
Disney VHS at the time didn't have animated text and had announcers that sounded more friendly in comparison). The "Navy Blue" variant seen exclusively on the early 9.