Thursday, January 02, 2014
Narcotics: Pit of Despair (1967)
I first encountered this short back in the old days of VHS tape trading. It was on one of the Something Weird compilation tapes, a goldmine of public domain oddities. Seeing a young Kevin Tighe of EMERGENCY! turn in to a junkie was a WTF moment for me. I wonder if this short may have been one of the reasons he was hired by Jack Webb. But what makes this short a true classic is it lays out step by step how to be a successful pusher. Yes, this is one messed up little gem. Enjoy!