Memorex: 1980s ads were creepy. Watch them again! (VIDEO)
Relive the Creepy Ads of the 1980s
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Jan. 24 2013 10:48 AM

Relive the Creepy Ads of the 1980s

SmashTV describes itself as "the leading music television station in a parallel universe similar to our own" as well as "long form entertainment for a generation of Youtube junkies looking for their next fix." For the 50-minute Memorex, they drew on 40 hours of 1980s ads "pulled from warped VHS tapes." The result veers quickly from nostalgia-inducing to downright creepy.

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