Rick Santorum's Horror Movie Attack Ad Steals From the Best

Rick Santorum's slick new attack ad makes a second Obama term seem like the coolest thing ever. We break down its inspirations.

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Rick Santorum has turned up the volume on his Obama-endorsement backtracking. Some might argue he's even gone a little overboard: His latest campaign ad, "Welcome to Obamaville," mimics the look and feel of a horror movie trailer. (It might possibly be a remake of the cult Japanese original, Obamavilleへようこそ.)

Here's the ad:

Is it just me, or does Obamaville seem like the coolest place ever? It steals from all my favorite movies and TV shows!

The Matrix franchise:

HBO's Six Feet Under opening credits:

David Fincher's classic, Se7en:

Darren Aronofsky's Requiem For a Dream:

The Ring's Samara:

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