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Friday, March 9, 2007

The Art of the Meth-Based Horror Film

posted by on March 9 at 11:29 AM


With the cinematic horror genre dominated by faux snuff-and-torture shit like Saw 14: Flayed with an Apple Peeler, I’m finding much more gratifying horror-related entertainment in the burgeoning genre of shocking meth commercials.

Top of the heap: the Montana Meth Project, the visionary anti-meth campaign founded and funded by a concerned gazillionaire whose dream of bombarding Montana kids with meth-negative messages quickly turned the MMP into Montana’s biggest advertiser, with the group’s “saturation-level advertising” reportedly reaching 70-90 percent of Montana teens three times a week.

The group’s first wave of ads primarily targetted potential meth users’ vanity, with “Faces of Meth”-style ads. (See above.) But the latest batch of TV commercials takes things up a few horrifying notches, showing how meth can drive you to beat up your mom, fuck skeezy old guys in motel rooms for money, and ruin Christmas.

See them all here. (And don’t do meth.)

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Those are painful.

Posted by Ari Spool | March 9, 2007 11:42 AM

-- painful, but powerful.

Posted by Aaro)))n Edge | March 9, 2007 12:12 PM

ouch. ooh. yeow. i am so proud to be from montana. or...uh...

Posted by adrian! | March 9, 2007 12:17 PM

just say not even once

Posted by infrequent | March 9, 2007 12:42 PM

Now this one is dedicated to the people all over.
Remember the words of your crucial entertainer.
When I say: I do not sniff the coke I only smoke the sensimilla.

Without a doubt I am the boss, in my class I am the teacher.
If music is the fruit of life then I will be a reaper.
If M. C. business was a school then I would be head master
if a car I'd be the driver, if a bike I'd be the rider.
If M. C. business was a church Pato would be the vicar
then instead of calling me M. C. you all would call me preacher.
But fun and joke aside I want to get serious in this matter
and dedicate this style to each and every cocaine dealer.

In February 1985 Pato became a winner
because I did that tune called 'Allo Tosh Gotta Toshiba.
It shooted up the charts and nearly gave my mom heart failure.
She looked at me and said:

"Son me glad me grow you proper.
A son like you would be the pride and joy of any mother.
No make the fame get to your head just think about your future."

Those words of encouragement just made me push on further
to break down any walls and also break through any barrier.
I got a lot of guidance from G. T. who is my manager
assistance from Don Christie Fashion helped me cross the border.
I also got a lot of aid from good good sensimilla
that's why I do not snort the coke I only burn the Ganja.

One day I had to catch a train from Birmingham to London
half way on my journey was approached by this white roughian.
With greasy hair and scruffy jeans he looked just like a villain
he sat down opposite me with a Tennants [lager] in his right hand.
But I don't judge appearance I just check the way you galong
so I introduced myself to him as Mr. Pato Banton.

"Nice to meet ya, my name's Roadie and I work with P. A. Hire.
I've heard your name some place before but I just can't remember.
But anyway I'm very very very glad to meet ya.
And I've got some dope it's first class coke
you can have this for a fiver."

I looked down on the table and saw a piece of silver paper.
Inside this silver paper was some powder looked like flour.
Me asked: What it do for you? It give you strength and power?
Now everyone I want you to hear the way that roadie answered:

"Well Mr. Pato Banton the sensation is fine.
It makes me see green men and then I go to cloud nine.
All my worries and problems are left miles behind.
So no matter where I am I have a brilliant time.
If you don't believe me hold on and I'll fix you a line.
Just take one sniff of this and you'll be out of your mind."

But I took the coke and threw it right outside the carriage window.
Before he could say a word I quickly built up a five-sheeter
into my pocket for my sensi and my lighter.
I lit it with a flash and then to Roadie passed it over.
I could see that he was loving it because of his expression.
Me tell him: "This is sensi the healing of the nation.
In some places doctors use it for herbal medication.
Ronald Reagan smoke it just before him go pon television.
After Margaret Thatcher visit him she bring some back to England
then distributes it equally throughout the house commons.
But fun and joke aside it gives me deep deep meditation
it fills my heart with Niceness and I get nuff inspiration.
You could be any colour any creed or any nation
after smoking sensimilla I know you'll find the reason
why I do not sniff coke I only smoke sensimilla!

Pato up.

Posted by DreadLion | March 9, 2007 12:46 PM

Those are really scary. I wonder what anti-fundamentalist Christian commercials would look like if made by the same people. Hmm.

Posted by Carollani | March 9, 2007 2:07 PM

Yep. I wish Gore's people had hired this guy. Our country'd be in a lot better shape.

Posted by catnapping | March 9, 2007 4:18 PM

Having seen the effects of meth and other heavy drugs trash the lives of so many people I know... and have known... I can't see anything bad in this.

Ok... enough reflecting. I really like Carollani's idea!

Posted by Jimmy | March 9, 2007 4:59 PM

Is it wrong that I found the meth hooker one kind of hot, at least till I saw her meth face.

Posted by Giffy | March 9, 2007 6:17 PM

Wow, those get to heart of the matter. Wow.

Posted by mirror | March 9, 2007 6:33 PM

These are emotionally brutal. I'm impressed. I don't fully understand how they got that particular teen feeling tone of being driven by something that terrifies you but you can't stop.

Posted by mirror | March 9, 2007 6:38 PM

These types of commercials always made me "just say no". Scary stuff.

Posted by Matt in MIchigan | March 9, 2007 7:44 PM

NO, NO ,NO Goddammit POT is the scourge of our youth not yummie Meth. DEMON WEED,tell the police to stop fucking with those lovely meth heads.POT is the GATEWAY drug after all.Goddamn twinkie eating dope heads. I hate how they sit around getting high and laughing and playing music and such,It must be STOPPED;..... Right after I`m done tweeking and stealing this car.

Posted by pyrofly70 | March 9, 2007 9:47 PM

Those ads where done by Darren Aronofsky, the guy who did "Pi".

Posted by film | March 10, 2007 12:12 PM

So the ads spook you, huh? They have high production value, wow.

Here's the thing-- all anti-drug ads avoid the truth of the matter-- the meth epidemic would not exist if it wasn't for the "War on Drugs." Meth is now the substitute drug for all the kids across middle America that can't find weed. Why can't they find weed? Because of the war on drugs. Toxic, disgusting, crystal meth is way more available than a natural plant that never killed anyone. You tell me how that makes any sense. But your tax dollars still pay for huge DEA pot busts.

Posted by Jamey | March 10, 2007 10:45 PM

These commercials are basically true -- from what I've seen of meth addicts -- and yet, after watching all the ridiculous anti-pot commercials, my kneejerk reaction is to roll my eyes.

Posted by Jocelyn | March 13, 2007 12:25 PM

Hi Jim. You letter i received. Thanks! Photos is GREAT!!!!

Posted by Slim | March 20, 2007 8:19 AM

Hi Jim. You letter i received. Thanks! Photos is GREAT!!!!

Posted by Slim | March 20, 2007 8:20 AM

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