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Budget Direct
'Loch Ness Monster'
23 January 2024 45s
Hose of horror
by Andrew MacGregor

This Budget Direct ad may be called 'Loch Ness Monster', but Scottish actor Hamish 'Monarch of the Glen' Clark is still Down Under. The beast in question is a pool cleaner that's struck by lightning and comes to life. If Victor Frankenstein or Godwin Baxter ever get tired of corpses, perhaps they should give pool equipment a go.

We like how Clark’s character, Detective Sarge, is just along for the ride these days. Any official business is conducted by his more professional colleague, who may regard him as more of a puppy dog with a necktie and a raincoat.

The real standout is the pool cleaner-slash-tentacle that lays siege to the house (kudos to director Hamish Rothwell and the team at Blockhead VFX). If the family are covered by said insurer, it may take a long time for them to go in the water again.

Product Category: Insurance

Territory: Australia



Director: Hamish Rothwell (Rattling Stick)

  Budget Direct - 'Loch Ness Monster'


Budget Direct
'Loch Ness Monster'
23 January 2024 45s

Hose of horror

This Budget Direct ad may be called 'Loch Ness Monster', but Scottish actor Hamish 'Monarch of the Glen' Clark is still Down Under. The beast in question is a pool cleaner that's struck by lightning and comes to life. If Victor Frankenstein or Godwin Baxter ever get tired of corpses, perhaps they should give pool equipment a go.

We like how Clark’s character, Detective Sarge, is just along for the ride these days. Any official business is conducted by his more professional colleague, who may regard him as more of a puppy dog with a necktie and a raincoat.

The real standout is the pool cleaner-slash-tentacle that lays siege to the house (kudos to director Hamish Rothwell and the team at Blockhead VFX). If the family are covered by said insurer, it may take a long time for them to go in the water again.

Product Category: Insurance

Territory: Australia



Director: Hamish Rothwell (Rattling Stick)

Budget Direct 23 January 2024
'Loch Ness Monster' 45s

Hose of horror

by Andrew MacGregor

This Budget Direct ad may be called 'Loch Ness Monster', but Scottish actor Hamish 'Monarch of the Glen' Clark is still Down Under. The beast in question is a pool cleaner that's struck by lightning and comes to life. If Victor Frankenstein or Godwin Baxter ever get tired of corpses, perhaps they should give pool equipment a go.

We like how Clark’s character, Detective Sarge, is just along for the ride these days. Any official business is conducted by his more professional colleague, who may regard him as more of a puppy dog with a necktie and a raincoat.

The real standout is the pool cleaner-slash-tentacle that lays siege to the house (kudos to director Hamish Rothwell and the team at Blockhead VFX). If the family are covered by said insurer, it may take a long time for them to go in the water again.

Product Category: Insurance

Territory: Australia



Director: Hamish Rothwell (Rattling Stick)