Reefer Madness
Directed by: Louis Gasnier
Starring: Dorothy Short; Dave O'Brien; Thelma White; Carleton Young
Run Time: 65 Minutes
Format: 1.33:1 Full Frame
Rating: NR
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For years, Hollywood has extolled the TV watching and excessive Funyun consumption that accompany heavy marijuana smoking as lighthearted fun. But in the 1930s, one film was brave enough to tell it like it is: Reefer Madness. Crime, deceit, murder, casual sex and ragtime piano are all shown as inevitable consequences of that first puff of Reefer. This story is told through the riveting medium of forty year old actors portraying high schoolers, interrupted every fifteen minutes for a stern lecture from a hideous, bespectacled man. - As with all things that took place before we were born, it is different, and therefore hilarious. Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of and Mystery Science Theater 3000® are on hand to provide a intentionally hilarious commentary track to this masterpiece of unintentional comedy.