Scared Straight 4: Vintage Drug-Scare Films
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 lamÃ©-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
275 Capp Street [The Mission]
Saturday, January 1, 8:30PM
$10.00 RSVP Only to: 415-558-8117 or email@example.com
Hat tip to Johnny Funcheap
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