Vintage Scares #11: More PSA's from Hell

Wanna see a young boy get electrocuted while his sister screams in horror? Well you've come the right place - public service announcements in the 1970's were often hardcore. Here's a few chilling and strange examples.

This public service anouncement warns against the horrific nightmares that may come true if you choose to have pay cable.  Devils and vampires will haunt your world if you step into the darkside and actually PAY for your television channels!

The "VD Is for Everybody" PSA is catchy and cute, until you realize what they're talking about. I can't see this song being used for any other potentially lethal medical condition.  Evidently, venereal disease was something to sing about in the 1970's.

Here's the song without the video. This would make one helluva ringtone.

Commercial Spot - The VD Song .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine

This last one's short, so don't look away or you'll miss a young girl having a firecracker explode on her face as she lets out a blood curdling scream.


  1. OMG, I remember the "VD is for everybody" PSA! And the even stranger thing is ... I don't remember thinking it was weird! Were we all experiencing some sort of mass psychosis back then? "Suitjacket lapels shall be the size of airplane wings ... refrigerators shall be the color of Exorcist vomit ... all men shall use Hot Combs ... I hear and obey the will of the 1970s ... I hear and obey ..."

  2. OMG, I so remember these PSAs!!

    Speaking again of Robert Kline - he did a whole bit about them - middle of the night drunk driver PSAs - who's watching them? Drunks!!

    Thanks for the gory laughs!!

  3. Oh blimey, I remember being shown that first one at school! Scared the living daylights out of me!

  4. The one about pay TV was essentially correct wasn't? Does anybody watch free TV any more? When the networks pull their programming from local stations in favor of their own cable channels, that will be the final death blow to free TV.

  5. It's interesting that the more disturbing ones were shown in the UK...they never would have aired here in the U.S.

  6. AnonymousJune 14, 2010

    Someone commented in January that the more disturbing PSAs would never have aired here; she's partly right. You'd only see them if you stayed up 'til the wee hours, like the one I saw from an LA station showing a movie around 3 AM. An older guy was talking about skin cancer and how important it was to get sores that don't heal or keep bleeding checked out by an MD. He didn't and REMOVED HIS PROSTHETIC NOSE; well, I sure no trouble staying awake the rest of that movie!