The B-Movie Gimmick From The '60s (That We Want Back)

We’ve discussed William Castle here at Cracked, the all-time king of horror movie gimmicks. And among all his contrivances to get butts in theater seats to watch B-grade schlock, there's a particularly clever one used in one of his ‘best’ movies, Homicidal.

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There's a science to picking mascots. If you're a sugary breakfast cereal, you must choose a cartoon of something that kills children, like vampires or tigers. If you're car insurance, try to think of an animal name or noise that sounds like your stupid name ... OK, so maybe they're all just guessing.

We asked you to show us what it might look like if companies guessed exactly wrong. The winner is below, but first the runners up ...

Entry by jcthomasva

The 16 Most Ill-Conceived Mascots Possible

Entry by Laguna_Renzo

L'OREAL. PARIS PROFESSIONNEL CRACKED.COM

Entry by mattographer

CRACKED.cOM beyond smiles -13 elicic

Entry by Fireplug

NAK GRANOLA BAR BAR NAKI CARES CRACKED.cOM

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