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A gorilla impersonator eating a cat eye! All-girl hypodermic duelling! Star Bill Woods as a vaudevillian body snatcher! "Maniac," the original slasher movie offers all this...and less! Dwain and Hildegarde Esper's no-budget horror flick is loosely based on Poe's "The Black Cat." Next, from the Espers comes "Narcotic," a creaky and freaky ... more
From low-budget filmmaking team Dwain and Hildegarde Esper ("Maniac") comes a creaky and freaky look at the dangers of drug addiction. Follow a clean-living medical student on a downward spiral of vice-filled "light-up" parties, opium dens, bordellos, carnival sideshows and, ultimately, death. Harry Cording, Joan Dix, Patricia Farley ... more
The Cocaine Fiends(1935)
It's the pause that demolishes...the white powder whose use spells death! More campy scare tactics from the '30s that have little if any foundation in reality. Drugs, sex and swing music! With Lois January, Noel Madison, Sheila Manners. AKA: "Cocaine," "The Pace That Kills." 60 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
"The devil weed with its roots in Hell!" The classic anti-marijuana propaganda film that depicts innocent high school kids being "turned on" by adult pushers. See teens turn into giggling fiends after one puff, a puff that propels them down a road of vice and death. Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Dave "Tex" O'Brien star. AKA: "Tell Your ... more
"Did you know that the use of marihuana is steadily increasing among the youth of the country?" Watch what happens as a teenage "pot party" leads to crime, pregnancy, insanity, and even murder in B-film auteur Dwain Esper's shocking expose. Harley Wood, Pat Carlyle star. AKA: "Marihuana: The Devil's Weed," "Marihuana: The Weed with ... more
"The devil weed with its roots in Hell!" The classic anti-marijuana propaganda film that depicts innocent high school kids being "turned on" by adult pushers. See teens turn into giggling fiends after one puff, a puff that propels them down a road of vice and death. Laughable, even by '30s standards. With Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, ... more
Assassin Of Youth(1937)
In the mold of "Reefer Madness" comes a now-campy look at the tragic consequences of smoking the evil weed. In order to inherit her late grandmother's fortune, a young woman must prove that she has strong morals. But when a greedy, drug-using cousin tries to frame her and get the cash for herself, a reporter steps up to save the day ... more
High school kids sure are the wildest. Witness the ones depicted in this movie: They purchase reefer from a hot dog vendor across the street from school; they get high on booze and pot at a party; two guys square off over a girl and accidentally kill her; and one gal goes undercover as a showgirl to get the goods on racketeers. High ... more
She Shoulda Said "No!"(1949)
At the precise moment a chorus girl ends her addiction to smoking marijuana, an exploitation filmmaker quits his dependence on using weird, out-of-focus camera shots to simulate the adverse effects of the drug. Coincidence? Nope, it's just another classic anti-pot film in the vein of "Reefer Madness." Alan Baxter, Lila Leeds (who was ... more
One Way Ticket To Hell(1955)
A wayward girl starts hanging out with a drug-crazed motorcycle gang and, in short order, winds up addicted to pot, pills, and heroin and becomes a dealer for "Mr. Big" to support her habit. Follow her on a terrifying "cold turkey" run through Mexico in this heavy-duty JD thriller. Barbara Marks, Robert Sherry star. AKA: "Teenage ... more
First, a high school student is missing and coach Regis Toomey believes drugs are the reason. Turns out he's right: the kid's "Hooked" on heroin! Paul Kelly, Alex Wells and Cathy Downs also star. AKA: "Curfew Breakers," "Narcotics Squad." Then, a son learns about the effects of booze from his dad, and a drug addict becomes an evangelist, ... more
The Narcotics Story(1958)
A dead-serious, now-camp classic that exposes the dangers of drugs and drug abuse as it follows a narcotics cop in action. There's juke joints, pool parties, cool sunglasses and more in this hilarious cheapo epic starring Sharon Strand and Darlene Hendricks and featuring a song that goes like this: "Baby, baby, baby, have yourself a ... more
In "The Love Statue" (1965), an impromptu acid experience puts a trippy spin on the relationship between a cabaret dancer and the Greenwich Village painter who loves her. Murder, drugs, and plenty of '60s atmosphere make for a psychedelic picture you'll not soon forget! Gigi Darlene, Mario DeRosa, and Harvey J. Goldenberg star. 76 min. ... more
Fifteen--count 'em--15 hot-to-trot female dropouts take to a one-room New York commune, where they experience kinky sex and drugs, hippie style in "Ghetto Freaks," a psychedelic artifact laced with nudity and far-out drama. Paul Elliot, Virginia Morris star. AKA: "The Love Commune," "Sign of Aquarius." Next, a harrowing drug addiction ... more
There's nothing "wonderful" about the sordid adventures a beautiful student undergoes after being introduced to alcohol, pot, LSD, and wild parties by her lesbian French teacher. The psychedelic drug drama "Alice in Acidland," drenched with nudity, jazz music and flashing colors, stars Patty Roberts, Beau Boner. Next, the arrival of ... more
The Devil's Joint(1969)
An outrageous collection of clips from marijuana scare flicks of the '20s and '30s, loaded with horrific side-effects and the like. The filmmakers and the narrators can't hide their prejudices--they're pro-pot--in their documentation of classic camp films. Soundtrack: English.
Looking for something fun to watch while you're "relaxing" on April 20th? Check out this trio of anti-dope educational shorts. Watch as Marty moves from pot to heroin and winds up in a hospital in "Drug Addiction" (1951); who better than narrator Sonny Bono to explain the "unpredictable and unpleasant bummer" of "Marijuana" (1968); ... more
A concerned juvenile court judge (real-life jurist William McKesson) visits a high school coed/ex-marijuana addict to learn "The Terrible Truth" (1951) about why she and so many of her peers are getting hooked on pot (SPOILER: It's all part of a Soviet plot to "undermine national morale"!). Also included in this once-shocking, now-campy ... more
A sordid double-bill from Florida filmmaker William Grefe opens with the adventures of Daisy, Acid and Dum-Dum, three druggies who find the Coast Guard on their trail after stealing dope from some Cubans. While eluding the authorities, the terrible trio kidnaps a young couple, wreaks terror at a Seminole Indian village and takes ... more
Pot, Parents And Police(1971)
A group of thrill-seeking businessmen go hog wild when they find a cache of LSD. Soon, they're way out on a trip filled with non-stop sexual kicks. Brick Wahl and Buckie Buck star in "The Acid Eaters," a rare David F. Friedman adult happening. Pat Barrington, Lila Lamont star. Before he delved head-first into directing XXX-rated fare, ... more
Funny and informative, this cult "mockumentary" chronicles the world of those who specialize in the cultivation and transportation of a certain medicinal and recreational herb, as told through the work of artist Jean Hanamoto. 115 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; art gallery; DVD-ROM content; featurettes.
"Did you know that the use of marihuana is steadily increasing among the youth of the country?" First, enjoy the now-camp classic "Reefer Madness," as innocent high-schoolers are lured by sleazy pushers down a smoke-filled road of debauchery and degradation, where a single puff turns them into giggling fiends. Dorothy Short, Kenneth ... more
Wow, man. These movies are really groovy. Like, there's a hippie orgy, lots of acid-dropping, "white bird-riding," hippie chicks, way-out colors and lots more cool things. It's a way-so-hip compilation of the weirdest moments from drug movies, drug movie trailers and anti-dope films like "LSD Sex Cult," "Alice in Acidland," "Hippie ... more