Scared Straight - Thurs. April 12 - 8PM

Oddball Films presents Scared Straight: Vintage Drug-Scare Films an evening of drug-scare films from the 1960’s through the 1980’s.  Aimed at school-age kids, these films were produced to be shown in schools or on TV- whether they kept anyone away from drugs is debatable; that they are hilarious today is not. Featuring: the all time classic and howler Narcotics: Pit of Despair (1967), Beau Bridges hosted educational film on the history of drug use The Perfect Drug Film (1971), and Scott Baio stars in ABC After School Special Stoned (1980). Plus! As seen on TV, filthy hippies druggies get what's coming to them in Dragnet: Little Pusher (1969). 

Date: Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 8:00PM.
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street, San Francisco
Admission: $10.00 Limited Seating RSVP to or 415-558-8117


Narcotics: Pit of Despair (Color, 1967)

The all-time classic of the genre, a real howler!  Super-square kid is lured into the world of illicit drugs and other pleasures by the scheming drug dealer and his wanton woman. Sample voiceover: “Take a trip from Squaresville, get with the countdown, shake this square world and blast off to Kicksville!”  Sounds good to me!!

The Perfect Drug Film (Color, 1971)
Hosted by obvious stoner Beau Bridges, this film has a very educational history of drug use (starting with, and illustrated by cavemen!) and covers all the basic territory: freak outs, wrestling with lions, running into traffic and jumping off cliffs.  Hilarious!

Dragnet: Little Pusher (Color, 1969)
Howlingly funny episode of the squarer than square TV show starring Jack Webb and Henry Morgan. Sgt. Friday and Officer Gannon investigate a juvenile pusher that leads them to a filthy hippy house. The scene is priceless as Friday discovers the dirty, neglected kids eating cold spaghetti out of a can, surveys the fetid kitchen, and arrests the clueless groovy and utterly ridiculous looking pusher parents. Sample dialogue: Filthy Hippie: “It’s the maid’s day off.” Officer Gannon: “How long you been blowin’ pot, son?” ER Doc: “From diapers to drugs. What’s next, pre-natal goofballs?”

Stoned (Color, 1980)
ABC After School Special (ASS) starring that loveable rascal Scott Baio.  Here he is lured into stonersville by a skateboard-riding dope dealer.  The munchies and problems at school ensue, climaxing with the near death of his older brother when the stoned Biao clobbers him with a boat paddle.
Lesson learned, nuff said.