Reefer Madness DVD Double feature
Reefer Madness (aka Doped Youth)
1936 — USA — B&W
Drama — 56 minutes
Directed by Louis J. Gasnier
Starring Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Lillian Miles
Peer through the haze of marihuana smoke as this over the top film follows a group of dope-smoking students descending into the depths of hell. Yes, the evil weed marihuana will drive you insane! Structured almost like a government propaganda film, the plot revolves around the murders of a student and a drug dealer.
Viewed from the sophistication of today's films, this movie is so corn-ball and goofy that it is actually rather hilarious and entertaining. One wonders if our predecessors were really so naïve.
1937 — USA — B&W
Drama — 57 minutes
Directed by Dwain Esper
Starring Harley Wood, Hugh McArthur, Dorothy Dehn
"IT WAS HORRIBLE!" screams a victim! Take care as you watch the moral delinquency of a group of youths caught up in the addiction of marihuana. This rather daffy movie portrays the terrible consequences of smoking this deadly weed. Let it be a lesson to you!
The slow spiral of debauchery, lust and murder ensues as the doped youths become more and more dependent on marihuana's terrible effects. Egged on by petty criminals, these poor young souls eventually turn into crazed, insane monsters! What fools they were to waste their lives! "Beware! Beware! Beware!"
You will never be the same after watching this absurdly silly film. Oh… the insanity of it all!