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6 February 2019

Slashing Skincare

by Syd Briscoe

Olay: “Killer Skin” - 30s

Cosmetics brand Olay mark their Super Bowl debut with this slasher spoof starring Buffy the Vampire Slayer herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar. When a couple find themselves on the receiving end of a Michael Myers-esque intruder, Gellar's latest skincare routine threatens to foil their hopes of rescue.

Part face cream ad, part indictment of facial recognition technology, the ad hat-tips numerous horror staples including ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street' and home invasion thriller ‘The Strangers'. Viewers are unlikely to lose sleep thanks to this one, but it's still affectionate, genre-conscious work from director Ringan Ledwidge.

Film Production: Rattling Stick Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Ringan Ledwidge Ⓟ Ⓦ
Editor: Rich Orrick Ⓦ @ Work Ⓟ Ⓦ

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