Ok. So it’s a little weird for me to add this one, but I feel like I need to. This is a guest review from the old site. I think it was submitted around 1997 or so. The reviewer is Steve Paul who was a xerox zine publisher, wicked skateboarder, rabid Nirvana fan and all around great friend. Some years later he was killed in a freak accident and just reading this review brought all of that back. But, I guess it’s best to remember his hilarious and sarcastic nature and this review sure does celebrate that. 😉
Wow. I’m not sure how it happened that I never heard of this movie. The full title is, “GAS-S-S-S, Or It Became Necessary To Destroy The World In Order To Save It” Apparently the concept goes something like this: The world is in crisis (I’m assuming maybe it’s a population issue?) so the government releases a toxic gas that kills everyone over 25. I guess the assumption is that the young folks will get it together and fix the planet. I bet you can guess what really happens, though….
Yup, you guessed it alright. Wah-wah pedals come out of the woodwork, everyone drops acid and “freaks out”! Umm… awesome! Roger Corman is the master of making movies on effectively no budget, but somehow he managed to get Country Joe and Fishto make a guest appearance. The set-up is simple, all the old fogies are dead so what do the kids want to do? Well why not have a Woodstock-style 3 day rock fest? Why not have it in a motel?! Um… what? Couldn’t they just crash the Hollywood Bowl or something?
I’m seriously considering buying the Roger Corman collection, but then somehow I’ll have to explain to my wife why we are watching bad movies on purpose. These days, that’s getting harder to explain to myself. Heh.