The most terrifying comic-book ad in history?

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This 1990 comic-book advertisement for the TurboGrafx-16 horror classic Splatterhouse was 100% nightmare fuel. Imagine reading Spider-Man and BLAMMO! This terrifying tableau pops up on the next page — this is how you sell a video game, gosh dangit. [VG Museum]

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One of my favorite Genesis games (Splatterhouse 2 and 3!), it's a shame I never did play the PC Engine version of the original (or the even far superior uncensored arcade edition). Not too sure if I'm gonna like the reboot Namco is giving the series... but I'm cautiously optimistic.