Saturday, October 31, 2015

Spooky billboards haunting L.A.'s skies this Halloween...

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride 2015 billboard
If there's one time of year when you can indulge your inner child, and all your horror fantasies, it's Halloween, when everyone has the chance to dress up, eat as much candy as they like and go a little crazy.
LA Haunted Hayride 2015 billboard
The streets and skies of Los Angeles also go a little wild at this time of year, with lots of scary, sinister and villainous outdoor ads haunting the city skyline.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride 2015 billboard
One annual staple of this spooky season have been the billboards for the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride with their familiar Jack O'Lantern face and other apparitions peering out at passersby.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride 2015 billboard
This year's outdoor offerings were spied along La Brea Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard from september 19 to October 11, 2015.

If you're a fan of the immersive event that takes place in Griffith Park, be sure to also check out all these L.A. Haunted Hayride billboards from previous years.
Halloween Horror Nights Michael Myers billboard
Another regular supernatural presence at this time of year has always been Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights, although this year there seems to have been far fewer billboards filling the skies. Maybe the theme park's frightful festivities have become so popular they don't need to advertise as much.
Halloween Horror Nights Walking Dead 2015 billboard
This 'Michael Myers' ad creative from 1978's classic Halloween movie was spied along Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood on September 19 and The Walking Dead billboard was spotted along one of L.A.'s freeways on October 2, 2015.
Halloween Horror Nights 2015 billboard
If you like these ads, be sure to also check out all these other Halloween Horror Nights billboards from previous years, which have featured ads for iconic horror movies and TV shows like The Walking Dead, Alien vs. Predator, Evil Dead, Silent Hill and more, helping to promote their corresponding themed rides, mazes and attractions at the park.
Carrie killer musical experience billboard
Another killer billboard standing out in the run up to Halloween this year is this eye-catching ad creative for the Carrie Musical Experience, based on Brian De Palma's iconic 1976 adaptation of Stephen King's supernatural horror novel.
Carrie Musical experience billboard
This Carrie musical billboard was snapped on September 23, 2015 along Sunset Boulevard, and if you like this, you can also enjoy these Carrie movie remake billboards from 2013.
Queen Mary Dark Harbor 2015 billboard
Another creepy ad creative this year freaking out passersby was this billboard for The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor festivities and was photographed along Pico Boulevard on September 19, 2015.
Queen Mary Dark Harbor billboard
This annual Long Beach tradition features all kinds of ghoulish horror mazes and attractions, plus the unique chance to spend time aboard a haunted ship.
Scream Bigger Six Flags Fright Fest billboard
Meanwhile if you want to keep the screams coming this Halloween, Six Flags Fright Fest has the answer for you with the amusement park's death-defying, jaw-dropping rollercoasters, guaranteed to turn you white with fright.

This billboard for the theme park was spotted along La Cienega Boulevard on October 11, 2015.
Cheshire Cat Disneyland Halloween billboard
On the other end of the spectrum from all the bloodcurdling terror, brain-eating undead and paranormal activity, there's always this fun collection of Halloween Time billboards from California's Disneyland.
Hook Disneyland Halloween billboard
Featuring Disney's iconic animated villains from films like Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and 101 Dalmatians, these Halloween-themed ads have an added villainous twinkle this year to incorporate the park's 60th diamond anniversary festivities.

These 'Cheshire Cat', 'Captain Hook' and 'Cruella de Vil' billboards were spotted around the streets of L.A. from September 17 to October 11, 2015, and if you like these dazzling examples, be sure to compare them to previous Disneyland Halloween outdoor ad campaigns.
Cruella de Vil Disneyland Halloween billboard
For more family fun and fancy dress costumes, Party City had this Halloween billboard above Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks on October 12, 2015.
Party City Halloween billboard
And finally, it wouldn't be Halloween without a horror film to provide the scares on the big screen at this time of year.
Paranormal Activity Ghost Dimension billboard
Providing the frights and poltergeists this season it's Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension with these creepy creatives (there's nothing like the thought of your child in mortal danger to give you chills), spied along Cahuenga Boulevard and Highland Avenue from October 11 to October 21, 2015.
Paranormal Activity Ghost Dimension billboard
You can also explore more cool Halloween billboards from seasons past here at Daily Billboard.

Wishing you all happy hauntings, terrific terror and fantastic frights this Halloween.
Paranormal Activity Ghost Dimension billboard

Friday, October 30, 2015

Ash vs Evil Dead series premiere TV billboards...

Giant Ash vs Evil Dead series premiere billboard
This Halloween all those satanic rituals and demonic spellcasting must have paid off as the Evil Dead franchise is shambling on, not on the big screen but in an episodic format on Starz with Ash vs. Evil Dead.
Ash vs Evil Dead Starz billboard
Reprising his iconic role from Sam Raimi's original 1981 horror movie and subsequent sequels and video games, Bruce Campbell is back as the chainsaw-handed monster hunter 'Ash Williams', out to stop the Deadite plague before it destroys all humanity.
Ash vs Evil Dead season 1 billboard
This time around he has help to fight the undead demonic outbreak in the form of Ray Santiago and Dana Delorenzo, plus the ten episode season will also star Jill Marie Jones and Lucy Lawless.
Ash vs Evil Dead series billboard
Giant Ash vs Evil Dead series billboard
The giant-sized wallscape for Ash vs. Evil Dead was snapped making a big impression along the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood on October 2, 2015.
Ash vs Evil Dead series launch billboard
The other landscape and portrait billboards for the new series were spotted along Sunset Boulevard, Vine Street, Melrose Avenue and Highland Avenue from October 9 to October 21, 2015.
Ash vs Evil Dead season 1 Starz billboard
If you're a fan of the comedy horror franchise, be sure to also check out these Evil Dead movie remake billboards from 2013 and this creepy Evil Dead Halloween Horror Nights billboard from Universal Studios Hollywood.
Giant Ash vs Evil Dead series premiere billboard
Let's hope this is one movie spin-off that survives its translation to television better than recent examples like Minority Report and Limitless have.
Ash vs Evil Dead Starz series billboard
Will the likes of The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Hannibal, Penny Dreadful, The Strain and now Ash vs. Evil Dead, there's never been a better time to watch TV if you're a fan of the horror genre.
Ash vs Evil Dead series launch wall mural
UPDATED: Here's also a fab wall mural for the TV gorefest, spied along Melrose Avenue on November 5, 2015.
Ash vs Evil Dead wall mural
UPDATED: Starz have capitalised on the current U.S. presidential electioneering as their inspiration for their 2016 Emmy consideration campaign for Ash vs Evil Dead.
Ash vs Evil Dead 2016 Emmy consideration billboard
This funny 'Vote for Ash' billboard to support Bruce Campbell for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series was snapped at Sunset & Vine in Hollywood on May 26, 2016, so let's see if it does the trick.
Vote for Ash vs Evil Dead 2016 Emmy billboard

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Our Brand Is Crisis movie billboards...

Our Brand is Crisis movie billboard
Hands up if you're a fan of Sandra Bullock. If you are then you're in luck, as she's back in her new politically-charged movie, Our Brand Is Crisis.

She stars as a brilliant campaign strategist enlisted to help a failing Bolivian presidential candidate against her professional nemesis, played by Billy Bob Thornton, where all that matters is winning.
Our Brand is Crisis billboard
This fictionalised movie is inspired by the 2005 documentary of the same name by Rachel Boynton, which is based on the real-life events and American political strategies used by Greenberg Carville Shrum in the 2002 Bolivian presidential election.

These movie billboards for Our Brand Is Crisis were first snapped high above Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood on October 9, plus later along Santa Monica Boulevard in West L.A. on October 15, 2015.
Our Brand is Crisis movie billboard
If you're an admirer of the Oscar-winning actress, be sure to also check out these movie billboards for The Heat and these Gravity movie billboards.

With the U.S. presidential campaign a bit of a circus at the moment, seeing the meddling in another country's political future will feel like light relief (or a horror show) don't you think.

'May the best campaign win', indeed.
Our Brand is Crisis film billboard

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 movie billboards....

Giant Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 billboard
If you were disappointed by the cruelly stretched out first part of The Hunger Games finale, then the wait is finally over as Mockingjay Part 2 is almost here.
Hunger Games Mockingjay 2 billboard
The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 billboard
Realising that the stakes are no longer just for their survival, 'Katniss Everdeen' (Jennifer Lawrence) armed with her trusty bow and arrows and her closest friends and allies, must venture from the safety of District 13 to take on the obsessed 'President Snow' (Donald Sutherland) and liberate the war torn world of Panem.
Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 giant billboard
After Part 1's cliffhanger with a brainwashed 'Peeta' (Josh Hutcherson), it's not going to be easy and Katniss is sure to have to make some tough choices and sacrifices in this last installment in the adaptation of Suzanne Collins book trilogy. As the tagline says 'Nothing can prepare you for the end'.
Hunger Games Mockingjay 2 film billboard
The giant-sized billboard for Mockingjay Part 2 was photographed making a spectacular impression along West Hollywood's infamous Sunset Strip on October 9, 2015.
Giant Mockingjay Part 2 movie billboard Sunset Strip
Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 movie billboard
Meanwhile the fiery landscape billboards were snapped along La Cienega Boulevard, Santa Monica Boulevard and Vine Street from October 17 to October 26, 2015.
Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 billboard
If you're a fan of the immensely popular books and movies, be sure to also check out all these previous billboards for The Hunger Games film franchise from recent years.
Mockingjay Part 2 movie billboard
Now for the final time on the big screen, "Happy Hunger Games, and may the odds be ever in your favor".
Giant Katniss Hunger Games Mockingjay 2 billboard
UPDATED: Here are two more giant-sized billboards for The Hunger Games final installment.
Giant Katniss Mockingjay Part 2 billboard
Daily Billboard can't help but feel Mockingjay Part 2 is being slightly overshadowed by the forthcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, so it can probably use all the super-sized ad creatives it can get to help build up some excitement for the final battle for Panem's future.
Giant Hunger Game Mockingjay 2 billboard
Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 billboard
These massive Katniss billboards were snapped at the busy intersection of Highland and Franklin Avenues in Hollywood on November 6, 2015.
Hunger Games Mockingjay 2 billboard