14 - From the Makers of Final Destination...

11th Jan 2010, 7:00 AM in Genesis
From the Makers of Final Destination...
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Tim 11th Jan 2010, 7:00 AM edit delete
Tim
Why do teenage minds work like this? They see something horrific, and all they want to do is watch it again. We are weird.
This is from the same Media Studies lesson where we were looking at funny pictures of Peter Crouch. We were studying adverts, and someone found a folder of drink driving adverts from Northern Ireland. There was one particularly horrific crash, like something the guys who make Casualty would do.

WARNING THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH DESCRIBES THE AFFOREMENTIONED ADVERT. IF YOU HATE HORRIFYING VIOLENCE, SKIP THIS PART.
I don't know why, I just need to describe it. Basically, there's two teenagers, a boy and a girl, enjoying a romantic walk through the country side. The girl sits on a stone wall, and the boy stands on the path gazing up at her.
(This is where it goes wrong.) Suddenly, she sees a car, which had just swerved to avoid a dog, tumbling through the air, and spinning towards them. The car slams into the couple, and the girl's legs are trapped, and she's pinned against the wall by the car wreck, and the body of her now deceased boyfriend, and she's screaming, and the passenger in the car is screaming and people are looking on in horror, but no one seems to be doing much in the way of helping, and then the ambulance arrives, and it skips to court, and advert over.
OK, THE VIOLENCE IS OVER NOW.

Yeh, it was a really, really horrifying advert. But very effective.

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Xila31 11th Jan 2010, 11:44 AM edit delete reply
Xila31
I don't know why people like to rewatch horrific things over and over, but it is human nature. Also, the makers of this advertisement did a good job using this truth since you say it was very effective.
Aidan Maxwell 2nd Feb 2016, 7:10 PM edit delete reply
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU6OQVCB20o

Your welcome. My hometown of Ireland can produce some disturbing stuff.