Editor's NoteConsidered by many to be the most famous exploitation film ever, REEFER MADNESS is a hilariously campy cult-classic about the dangers of the devil's weed. You know, marijuana. The story stems from a high school principle's lecture to parents during a PTA meeting about the dangers of smoking pot, which apparently leaves the teens in a state of mental lunacy! Originally titled: "Tell Your Children."
Cast & Crew
|Kenneth Craig - Featured|
|Dorothy Short - Featured|
|George A. Hirliman - Producer|
|Arthur Hoerl - Screenwriter|
|Paul Franklin - Screenwriter|
|Lillian Miles - Featured|
|Thelma White - Featured|
|Dave O'Brien - Featured|
|Lawrence Meade - Story|
|Louis Gasnier - Director|
Plot SummaryEducator Dr. Carroll warns parents about the dangers of the scourge of marijuana usage by schoolchildren. A group of college students have their lives turned upside down as they get hooked on dope and descend into a world of wild parties, car accidents, rape, murder and suicide.
|"[Business] is getting better every day. These kids sure go for it." (Dope peddler Jack Perry)|
|"I recall distinctly a few weeks ago. It was during a class on English literature. There was a serious discussion of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," when he suddenly burst into an uncontrollable fit of hysterical laughter." (Dr. Carroll, describing the behavior of Billy Harper)|