When it came to TV scaring the hell out of kids, the 1980s were the heyday. Whether it was ‘very special’ episodes of sitcoms (Arnold gets abducted on Diff’rent Strokes, Saved by the Bell’s Jesse loses her mind on caffeine pills) or ultra-preachy after school specials (honour roll student gets pregnant at age 16, kids driving drunk with predictable consequences), television was a veritable minefield of youth anxiety. The worst culprits were the PSAs — a.k.a. commercials that trade in horror instead of commerce. Here’s one from the UK. The premise? Don’t break into high-voltage areas and mess around with power transformers, because you’ll fry like bacon and then your little friend will explode. As PSAs go, it’s kinda specific, but hey, it ain’t easy finding new ways to terrify children into panic-riddled submission.