Discussion in 'The Power Chamber' started by Skyknight, Jan 2, 2006.
what the heck... I used to see that DiC logo every single day as a child watching tv... never scared me one bit.
The majoirty of those aren't even scary at all what the heck are they thinking?
...Bloody yanks, I've never even heard of the "V of Doom" either...
That logo represents the days DIC were actually producing good cartoons...
Don't ask me how, but I can remember I was a kid, and the "THAMES TELEVISION" logo actually gave me nightmares!! It actually resembled a monster!! I can remember the weird dreams of when I was watching TV and the Thames logo was playing repeatedly, and later on it bit me in the stomach!! Since then I always kept my hand on my stomach every time I went to bed!!
Ah, the weird things that happen during childhood!!
EDIT: Oh, I could understand why the "S of Hell" was disturbing!! I didn't crap my pants, but the synthesiser sounded like a wicked witch (or something).
The Hanna-Barbera "Swirling Star" logo from the 1980`s scared me.Well,really,the logo itself wasn`t scary but the music creeped me out.Now,I think it sounds like someone walked into a restroom,flushed a toliet,recorded the sound of the toilet flushing,and synthesized it.
Two logos that scared the living hell out of me were:
LBS-Lexington Broadcast Services(was the syndicator for Inspector Gadget in the 80`s).Their logo had a very eerie sounding synth tune.The music was trying to sound happy,but instead had the opposite effect.
PBS-The weird P-Head logo from the early 80`s.Again,this was a logo that wasn`t really too bad appearance wise but had very scary music.It was at it`s worst on Sesame Street.If you can remember,the end credits of the show were simply generic white credits in a black background.Accompanying the credits was a creepy metallic sounding synth tune.Add that with the music of the PBS logo(which followed it)and you`d have nightmares for weeks.
you guys had troubled childhoods
Does my avatar scare anyone? :laugh:
Memories of logos that used to scare me are trickling into my head now, but the idea of it so hilariously absurd I can't really think of any. :laugh:
I keep laughing.
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Oh my god, you got me crying.... so absurd, but I think I know what you're talking about....
There was one... but I can only think of the music. It pounded in and thudded out with the sound of cannons. Like the armies of hell itself had pounded their drums for their arrival.
I can't remember what it was tho...
My GOD I forgot that logos could be scarey. :sly:
Oh my God.... The Blue V of Doom.
Holy shit, how do people remember this stuff? Just the sight of it awakens some primeval sadness and horror in my mind... but I don't understand any rational explanation for the fear. You gotta have a damn good memory for this stuff.
I'll tell you what's fucking scary when you're a little kid: the movie Supergirl.
I mean shit.
While it's hilarious to see people recount these horror stories and see the Wikipedia accounts... I had completely and utterly forgotten how much I used to dread some of these logos.
Man.... I mean, remembering them I can feel the sadness and hopeless horror, but there's utterly no rational behind it.
Another I haven't mentioned yet that I remember having to steel my soul against, so that I could just enjoy my gorram favorite show, He-Man, was the Filmation opening logo.
I think I have the vaguest memories of trying to shut off the television before the end logo struck its discordant cord in my soul, like the Devil reaching out to play my heart like some kind of organic instrument.
Man... kinda wish I hadn't remembered these old fears..... very, very, old fears..... -__-
Does anybody have a video clip of the Viacom "V of Doom" which I can download? (preferably AVI).
I basically just want to make a spoof of it using Windows Movie Maker!! :laugh:
I seriously can't see being scared of such logos.
Dammit people, turn on your lights at night when you watch such things! LOL! Just kidding...
I dunno. Maybe because I grew up in a more...erm...calmer "period" of ending logos...dunno.
What the heck were they thinking?!
What about the Tri-Star Pegasus from the 1980s'?
Nowhere near as apocalypitc as the 1990s' verison when the company merged with Columbia...but JESUS CHRIST....
you guys are nuts and so is that Wikipeida article. None of those logos are scarey at all. Jeeze... S of Doom? Wtf is so scarey about that S? What the hell was so scarey about the kid in the bed? Pansies. That all those people are. Pansies.
Of course it's not scary to you, genius. It was scary to little kids. That's what the whole article was about. Things are seen and heard differently (and more intuitively) when you're real young.
Yeah, this was like... pre-school stuff. Like I said, the memory is hardly there, but yeah.... I remember.
There were other scary ones too. But remember that far back like that ain't easy.
Well, I bet you wouldn't like it if a pair of parellellograms came and formed a circle and trapped you inside it, or if a giant V came out of your TV Set and attacked you with super loud eardrum shattering synthesizer music!! :laugh:
Wonder if there are still any logos that are giving children the creeps today?
Does anyone reckon the Nintendo GameCube logo resembles an angry face with gritting teeth? Gee, For a company accused millions of times of making "babyish games" (many of the likes of Pokemon were reffered to), Nintendo sure would need to cut down on the capital letters!!
I think it's not really the images themselves that are very scary, but the music they use for them.
I'm having a field day with this topic!
It does look nifty, but I remember it being really spooky when I was a kid. You can find it (minus the music) at the end of Brian's Song!
But for me, the absolute King of all scary logos (and perhaps all of my childhood fears!) is the classic 20th Century Fox logo! The one from the 1950s-70s! It looked like a huge robot monster with an ominous slanted "0" for an eye, and that fanfare sounded like a roar! Sometimes, I have a chilly feeling when seeing the dark night sky, afraid that it would fade in like a ghost and watch over me!
It's not as bad when seen on a small screen, but on the big screen, that's the greatest fear I had! The only two times I ever had that experience were Star Wars (when it first came out) and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (in 1993, though I had seen it before on video)! When I went to theaters as a kid, I always used to hide before the movie began!
Other scary logos for me include:
-The Hanna-Barbera logos from the late 60s/early 70s (with that creepy, tingling music!), one with red & blue lines coming together, and (the scariest one) one with an orange H-B crashing into the camera! It's just so claustrophobic, for some reason! It's like a wall is flying after me in the dark to crush me!
-Anyone remember WAAAAY back up to the mid-80s, when The Flintstones closed with the OLD Screen Gems logo? With all these lines cluttering the camera and bouncing around, with that scary fanfare (and the announcer says "This has been a Screen Gems Presentation!")? Looks like a synapse that you'd have in a dream!
-The old PBS logo from 1971 to the early 80s. That was really creepy!!! Electronic-spooky! I even did a recreation of it in Flash.
-The closing logo for Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. The one after the closing credits, which had a painting of Trolley. The music really scared me!
-Even scarier, remember those stills at the end of Sesame Street? ("Sesame Street is a production of . . . the Children's Television Workshop!") The stills of a bulby-eyed Oscar holding the crude CTW logo was VERY scary!
-I even remember the old logo for the ABC 4:30 Movie (the cameraman silhouette thing)! I thought that thing was a monster (like a cross between Hedorah and the 20th Century Fox logo), only this time, it was moving! Sort of. It may be creepy, but I'm actually more okay with it now.
I might have been creeped out by the original Viacom logo (not the "V" one, but the "pinball" one; I caught it at the end of stuff like Josie and the Pussycats, Gargoyles and Mad Monster Party?), the later AIP logos, and to a much lesser extent, the Rankin/Bass logo (which only delights me now).
But do I want these logos to go away forever? Hell, no! Call me crazy, but I'm basically the Edgar Allen Poe of scary logos. They haunt me, even in my sleep, but they inspire me, as you'll later find out (it's part of my REKIRA project).
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