Film Freak No.1

The Arts

I was working out which movie to present at the gig I’ve been offered next month, and started wondering why certain truly deranged movies don’t appear on UK DVDs. One which came up several times was this outrageous US TV-film of ‘Reefer Madness’, which is a musical version of the old thirties monochrome shocker about ‘today’s wild kids’. It owes a lot to Monty Python, but that’s no bad thing; check out the related song ‘Romeo & Juliet’, which has a lyric that runs something like ‘We’re a lot like Romeo and Juliet, we’re young, in love and haemorraghing blood.’ Nice one.

One comment on “Film Freak No.1”

  1. I.A.M. says:

    I auditioned for something in this, but cannot recall what role it was for. They didn’t call one back for a 2nd look, so clearly one wasn’t either ‘weird enough’ or ‘boring enough’. Not sure if that’s a compliment or an insult, frankly.

    The song is quite mad, however. Again, not sure if it’s good to not have been involved.

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