The frightening contents of two Halloween-related TV advertisements have generated more than 70 complaints to the broadcasting regulator. The ads were commissioned by the Ocean Park amusement park to promote its Halloween celebration at the end of this month. Complaints started coming in two days after their September 29 launch. A spokesman for the Broadcasting Authority said yesterday it had so far received more than 70 telephone, fax and voice-mail complaints about the two ads. 'The majority complained that the ads were frightening, making people uneasy and children cry as well as promoting superstition,' he said. One features a woman in traditional Chinese costume asking a ghost medium to contact her dead husband under a dim light. Half of the body of her husband then pops up on the screen and informs his wife that he has found another woman and will soon marry her in a ceremony at Ocean Park. Another features three young people gathered around a small table playing ouija. Suddenly a vampire's head bursts through the table and roars at the players. Glendy Chu, public affairs manager of Ocean Park, said yesterday they regretted making some viewers uneasy, saying the ads were not intended to frighten people. 'The ads are more about black humour than thrills. They are surreal, a sort of joke and entertainment,' she said. 'We have taken into account the interests of younger viewers and asked the broadcaster not to screen the ads before 9.30pm.' So far, no complaint has been made directly to Ocean Park, and it has no plans to stop screening the ads. They are still being screened on the TVB Jade, Pearl and ATV Home channels. The Broadcasting Authority will investigate the complaints to see if they warrant further action. Three years ago, a mobile phone service company was ordered to stop using ads featuring a female ghost after 1,921 complaints were filed to the authority.