IT’S GETTIN’ KINDA “SMOKY” IN THE DARK VAULT ON 4/20 THIS WEEK!!!

UNCLE PETE READIES FOR ANOTHER TRIP INTO CINEMA WONDERLAND

What’s green and black and white and smoky all over?  Well, this week it’s THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN, UNCLE PETE and El Vato roll out the cult classic scare film and one of our fan favorites – REEFER MADNESS.   Released in 1936 as the anti-pot film Tell Your Children, it stars Carleton Young and Thelma White as Jack and Mae – a couple of evil pot dealers (is there any other kind?).  It also stars one of the DARK VAULT’S favorite actors –  Dave “Tex” O’Brien – as Ralph, a strung out, unbalanced ex-college student (someone we can relate to).  They soon get youths Jimmy (Warren McCollum) and Bill (Kenneth Craig) turned on to some “real good cigarettes”, starting them on a downward slide into the dark, destructive world of cannabis.      

    Reefer Madness is a big departure in the career of  Dave “Tex” O’Brien who spent much of his long career in East Side Kids movies, Pete Smith Specialties, and westerns (many with Tex Ritter).  Reefer Madness, intended as an educational movie to warn parents about the pitfalls of pot, became a cult movie legend after NORML founder Keith Stroup bought a cheap copy in 1971 and began to circulate it in the college movie circuit.

Meanwhile, back at the Dark Vault, there’s something in the air that has an effect on UNCLE PETE.  Maybe it’s that new incense of El Vato’s – or whatever it is he’s burning.  But whatever it is, UNCLE PETE finds it very relaxing while he brings you a big bag of stuff including a film from the 60’s called Keep Off The Grass and a musical interlude called Radiation Baby Azul stops by to demonstrate a new use for a Vito Gold product and UNCLE PETE tickles the ivories between the assorted refreshment and snack breaks along the way.

UNCLE PETE FINDS SOME SHOWS ARE MORE RELAXING THAN OTHERS

So grab lots of munchies and turn on and tune in (your TV set) this Saturday night,  April 20, 2019, also known as 4/20 in some circles, from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 for Binghamton and all of southern NY and northern PA,  channel 99 (Utica/Rome), channel 30 in the North Country (Ogdensburg/Watertown/Massena/Malone/Champlain) and channel 2 for the tri-lakes area (Champlain, Tupper and Saranac) and Cortland County,  with a replay at midnight.  And for Ithaca, NY, it’s channel 13 at 9PM and midnight.  Murder, debauchery, and some jazzed up piano playing as UNCLE PETE goes green this Saturday with the 1936 cult classic Reefer Madness, our feature presentation on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.

(And on Beta Max TV on Roku Systems and TVs, find some more green on Swamp Of The Lost Monster!  http://www.betamaxtv/com)

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~ by UNCLE PETE on April 20, 2019.

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