In this deeply disturbing Canuxploitation “family” flick, most often remembered as a recurring childhood nightmare, a boy loses his hair from fright, but when a pair of hobo ghosts give him a secret recipe for regrowing it, complications ensue because he doesn’t follow the formula to the letter.
Almost uniformly, the adult survivors of The Peanut Butter Solution recollect this follicular fairy tale as some kind of buried childhood fabrication and it’s easy to understand why—hallucinatory imagery abounds, drawing on deep childhood anxieties and delivered with the matter-of-factness of a dream: a boy smears dead flies on his head, paintings can be walked into like doorways, kidnapped children are forced to make paintbrushes out of hair when they’re not being mauled by dogs. Despite the legions of adults who remember The Peanut Butter Solution from their youth, the film remains unavailable on DVD, so join us for this rare screening and opportunity to finally confront your childhood fears.
“The scariest movie of all time” – Anyone who’s ever seen it
Director: Michael Rubbo. 94min. 1985. 35mm.
Also screening this night at 7:30 pm: Cloak & Dagger
Part of the series Basic Cable Classics.
Co-presented by Parental Guidance Rejected & Junk Food Dinner
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