Memorex: 1980s ads were creepy. Watch them again! (VIDEO)

Relive the Creepy Ads of the 1980s

Relive the Creepy Ads of the 1980s

Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
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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David Haglund is the literary editor of NewYorker.com.