Hey Horror addicts, we just had our fourth challenge in the horroraddicts.net Next Great Writer Challenge. The challenge for this episode was to write a 60-second commercial spoof of a make-believe horror product. Wow! This could be a fun challenge but it could also be very difficult. First of all, you must have a sense of humor and be able to get an idea across in a short period of time.
The contestants were judged on a comedy level, spoof product originality, and entertainment value. Luckily with this little project horror, comedy and 60-second spoofs can all go hand in hand. There are a lot of make believe products that monsters, ghosts or masked maniacs could use to make their jobs easier. For one thing, let’s talk about werewolves. Werewolves don’t get the respect they deserve so maybe what they need is a publicity agent. A werewolf publicity agent can help promote how dangerous werewolves really are, how many kills they made and reasons why they are a better monster than vampires.
Another useful monster product maybe a body count keeper for masked murderers. Sometimes a hooded maniac can lose track of how many people they killed and they need something that can help them keep track of things a little better. I’m thinking of a pedometer that tracks kills. What killer would want to lose track of how many people they have disposed of?
Another good 60 second spoof could be for a monster dating service. Everyone needs love including monsters but of course, if they went on a regular dating site, they probably won’t have much luck. Monsters need a dating service where they can meet their own kind. A human and a vampire won’t mix but a vampire and a zombie might have a lot in common.
So if you took part in this competition to do a 60 second horror commercial spoof what would you write about? The ideas seem to be endless and it’s a fun topic to write about. Leave a comment and tell us what horror product would you parody?