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Japanese Tire Commercial May Be the Scariest Thing You've Seen All Year


The Japanese have their own version of a Bloody Mary-like character who goes by the name Kuchisake-onna - also known as, 'the Slit-Mouthed Woman.'  Legend has it that the woman was mutilated and killed by her own husband, her malicious spirit haunting Japan on a never-ending quest to carve up others the way she herself had her mouth slit from ear to ear.  The Slit-Mouthed Woman has been the subject of a few different horror films over the years, but it's a Japanese tire commercial that is exploring the legend this time around.

Though it's hard to say exactly what the message of the commercial is, given it's entirely in Japanese - and I don't speak or know a lick of Japanese - I'm assuming the idea is that this particular company's tires are so good that you'll have no problem escaping the evil spirit of the Slit-Mouthed Woman, even on a snowy day, if you were to come face-to-face with her while driving down the road.  But whatever the message is supposed to be, it's a brilliant commercial, one that packs more terror into 40 seconds than most horror films can pull off in two hours.

Check out the frightening commercial below, courtesy of Break!

This Japaneses Company Uses Evil Spirits To Sell Tires