Okay, I have to admit something, I like logos, I really do... in my heart at least. But then there are logos that are scary. Usually they're scary because they start a horror movie, but sometimes, there are scary logos that aren't even from a horror movie. Hell, even in our childhood, we find some logos scary. I find them scary when I was a kid, and I still find them scary as of the age of 17. Which is why I'm counting down 10 logos I find scary. Here we go.
10. THX (1983-present)
Okay, for starters, the deep note, as people like to call them, is creepy, since the note is is so damn loud. And the shiny logo doesn't even help. But I kept it low on the list because it's not as scary as the rest.
9. Walt Disney Classics (1988-1994)
Keep in mind I used the 1992 version of the logo since that one's the scariest out of all of the Walt Disney Classics logo bunch. I find this logo to be creepy for Disney standards, if not as scary, I mean we'll go over the scariest Disney logo as you read. Now, the jingle is nice, until 1992 when the people remixed, or just ruined the jingle and then made it distorted. I was afraid to watch a WDC movie after the logo.
8. Rankin Bass (1960s)
Okay, I know this is an old logo, but people have been a little bit frightened by this logo. Even for the 1960s. I've seen worse, but we'll go on as you read. Okay, the jazzy like music is creepy and the primitive animation does not help.
7. DiC (1987-2001)
Now, as a kids television logo, this was scary. If you don't know about this logo or if you forgot all about it, I'll tell you, the creepy jingle comes by with a kid sleeping, then as the camera zooms to the star, the badly animated star twinkles and turns into a ball and then some random kid (which I think it's the kid in bed) said, "Dic." Now I got scared just thinking about it, with the kid saying it out loud.
6. Paramount Home Video (1979-1981)
So the logo is scary because it features a badly animated mountain rising with frightening synth music playing. Then the logo turned into a recycled version of the Paramo0unt Domestic Television logo from 1979. If you buy these tapes that were from 1979 through 1981, you will be scared shitless. But this isn't the only Paramount logo that's scary.
5. VID TV logo (1990-1999)
This is a logo that has I got frightened every goddamn time even though I don't live in Russia. This logo is the scariest international logo I've seen thanks to a line coming out of nowhere, a ball bouncing from the line and down to nowhere, then fades to an ugly stoned face. Now I can see the Russians being scared of the logo, even people who are American like me, or hell, even worldwide.
4. Screen Gems "S from Hell" logo (1965-1974)
This needs no introduction. It's already scary. I mean Jesus, if you see this logo, you will be scared. I know some of you don't care, but to me, I was freaked out so hard and- well, nevermind, the logo is scary. Though I do like the Screen Gems logo as a film company where they use this logo but in a blue format, and in some cases red for some horror movies.
3. Viacom "V of Doom" logo (1976-1986)
Again, the logo needs no introduction. Just watch and you'll see. Only the V of Steel can kick its ass.
2. Walt Disney Home Entertainment logo (1978-1986)
That was a nightmare when it comes to Disney logos. A neon Mickey Mouse that rotates counterclockwise with colors changing in a black background while an unintentionally scary fanfare plays. Now THAT is just scary. I was scared when I was 11 and I went to the International Logo Jingle Collection back in 2005. But yeah, if you were a kid, that will scare the living shit out of you.
And now the SCARIEST logo of all time!
1. Paramount Home Video logo (1988-2006)
Watching the Paramount Home Video logo back when I was little was a nightmare. In fact, this is the scariest logo period. I remember that I wouldn't buy or rent or even touch a Paramount VHS tape when I saw the logo when I was a baby. I was scared just thinking about it. It's where the Paramount on Parade fanfare plays with the primitive animation of the square of the Paramount logo moving, and the scary announcer saying, "And now we're pleased to bring you our feature presentation." Then, the FEATURE PRESENTATION logo is on the screen and it zooms in so fast cutting to the warning screen. This, my friends, was my childhood logo nightmare.
Anyway, if you're a logo fan on DVDizzy, let me know. If not, then okay.