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Scared Straight 4: Vintage Drug-Scare Films

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Ever since my forced viewing of 'œRed Pavement' in driver’s ed, I have had a profound appreciation for cheesy, after-school-special videos warning me of the evils and dangers of the world.  So much so, that I have a hard time learning lessons if they aren’t delivered by the likes of Scott Baio.

Imagine my surprise/excitement when I discovered Scared Straight 4, a night of 'œmind-expanding, terror-intending and hilarity-inducing short films about the dangers of drugs.'  I can’t think of a better way to spend my Post-New-Year’s-Hung-Over-Eve!  The magic includes:

Narcotics: Pit of Despair (1967) '” square kid has a puff and quickly ends up strung out on heroin
The Perfect Drug Film (1971) '” Beau 'œStoner' Bridges gives you the straight dope
Stoned (1980) '” Scott 'œChachi' Baio gets baked, hits his brother in the head with a boat paddle
Marijuana (1968) '” a gold lamé-suited Sonny Bono pot pow-wow!
Dragnet: Little Pusher (1969) '” so square it’s hip and back to square again
'¢ Plus the amazing psychedelic animation Fantasy (1975) and a long trailer for the exploitation film Marijuana: Assassin of Youth (1935).

Cue the lesson-learning music!

Scared Straight 4
Oddball Films
275 Capp Street [The Mission]
Saturday, January 1, 8:30PM
$10.00 RSVP Only to: 415-558-8117 or

Hat tip to Johnny Funcheap

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