Los Pollos Hermanos Neon Sign from Breaking Bad

 

Los Pollos Hermanos Breaking Bad Neon Sign

The T.V. Series Breaking Bad broke more than bad – it broke viewership records, it broke awards records, and it broke the record for how many times your friends talked about breaking Bad. In short, this hit show set the bar for quality writing for T.V. and continues to top lists of the greatest T.V. shows to date.

Fans of this show will recognize the restaurant in the above photo: none other than Los Pollos Hermanos, the fast-food restaurant owned by Gus Fring that also acts as a front for his Meth-distributing Empire. Their motto, “Los Pollos Hermanos, where something delicious is always cooking” has a double-meaning, depending on what one defines as “delicious.”

Any true Breaking Bad fan would appreciate this neon sign, which features the famous logo and the name of the restaurant in red neon letters. “Slow-cooked to perfection… one taste, and you’ll know.”

Los Pollos Hermanos Neon Sign

Los Pollos Hermanos Neon Sign

Killian’s Irish Red Neon Sign from Pulp Fiction

In Quentin Tarantino’s classic neo-noir flick Pulp Fiction, what seems to be a simple background prop turns out to give some subtle foreshadowing for the events to occur. This takes place in the pawn shop scene after Butch escapes from the basement. Look at the neon sign in the upper-left corner after he decides to go back and save Marcellus from the pawn shop owner and Zed:

Pulp Fiction Killian's Red Neon Sign

It’s a sign for Killian’s Irish Red beer, but with half of the letters burnt out, spelling only “KILL ED.” What is the significance of this?

This could be interpreted two ways: It spells out “KILLED,” which symbolizes Zed’s ultimate fate. Or, take a look at this shot of Zed’s key chain earlier in the scene:

Pulp Fiction Zed Z Keychain

Adding the “Z” to the sign spells out “Kill Zed,” Pretty cool huh? This neon sign can even be customized with a pull chain that only turns on the “kill ed” letters!

Killian's Irish Red Neon Sign

Custom Neon Signs

Bates Motel Neon Sign from Psycho

Bates Motel Neon Sign Psycho

Arguably Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous movie also may feature cinema’s most iconic neon sign. The Bates Motel is where Marion Crane finds herself during a rainy night and, well, let’s just say her stay at this roadside inn didn’t turn out in her favor.

Psycho (1960) stars Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, and Janet Leigh and tells the tale of a secretary on the run and a disturbed hotel owner which leads to a bloody aftermath. This classic movie has spawned sequels, remakes, and now a hit T.V. series. A Bates Motel neon sign will look awesome on your wall, just be wary of knife-wielding, cross-dressing weirdos while you shower!

Bates Motel No Vacancy Neon Sign

Bates Motel Neon Sign

Rick’s Cafe Americain Neon Sign from Casablanca

Rick's Cafe Americain Neon Sign Casablanca“Play it once, Sam, for old times’ sake.”

Casablanca (1942) is one of the most popular movies ever made. Featuring an A-list cast, memorable and quotable dialogue, and iconic music, this film continues to be included in lists of the greatest movies ever made year after year. It won the Academy Award for Best Picture as well as awards for Best Screenplay and Best Director (Michael Curtiz). Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, Casablanca tells the story of an American expatriate in Morocco.

The neon sign of Rick Blaine’s upscale nightclub and casino (Rick’s Café Americain) is featured prominently in this classic tale of a man torn between love and virtue. When you hang this piece of iconic movie memorabilia on your wall, it will be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Rick's Cafe Americain Neon Sign Casablanca

Rick's Cafe Americain Casablanca Neon Sign

Rick’s Cafe Americain Neon Sign

Hell Here Neon Sign from Batman Returns

In Batman Returns, the much darker 1992 follow up to Tim Burton’s first big-budget film featuring the Caped Crusader, we are introduced to Selena Kyle (played by Michelle Pfeiffer) who later transforms into Catwoman after she’s tossed out of a high-rise building and rescued by some stray cats.

Hell Here Neon Sign Batman Returns

In this iconic scene, after she assumes her Catwoman identity she trashes her apartment, and in doing so kicks a “HELLO THERE” neon sign she has hanging on her wall.  The ‘O’ and the ‘T’ end up broken, making the sign say “HELL HERE.” This is a pretty fitting message and a nice subtle touch by Mr. Burton.

Hell Here Hello There Batman Returns Neon Sign

Hell Here Neon Sign

Hell Here Neon Sign