Day #223: Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005)


[From IMDb:] An outrageous tongue-in-cheek musical comedy adaptation of the classic 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film.

My take:

First: the preview for the original Reefer Madness, an anti-marijuana propaganda film released in 1936:

It has been way too long since I’ve (legitimately) snuck a post about a musical into this blog. It feels gooooooood.

Now, some of you may question whether a parodic musical comedy can be considered a horror movie; and to you I would pose the following question:

Where’s your sense of fun, man?

Besides, it’s a movie that deals with – in a tongue-in-cheek fashion, obviously – the destruction of moral society through the use of a drug that’s directly connected to the hedonistic behaviour, psychosis, theft, murder and the rejection of God in favour of the Devil. That might not be what all horror movies are about, specifically, but it’s certainly a common theme.

There’s also musical scenes with stoners-as-zombies, cannibalism, and a latex-clad Kristen Bell who begins to sexually assault a man that was trying to get her high enough to take advantage of her.

So that's a thing that happened.

So that’s a thing that happened.

It might not be a movie for everyone, with its over the top acting everything; but I love it. It just does satire so well that I can’t help it. How can you not appreciate something so intentionally ridiculous?


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