Wild in the Streets (1968, 97 Minutes): Tune in. Turn on. Teen out! When Congress gives 15-year-olds the right to vote, the youngsters promptly elect a rock-star president. But after the new prez decrees mandatory retirement at 30 and LSD therapy at 35, Americans begin to suspect that democracy has hit a minor snag in this "often chilling" (Variety) and "wickedly funny" (The Overlook Film Encyclopedia) satire!
Gas-s-s-s (1970, 78 Minutes): Anarchy goes airborne in this "insane, often uproarious" (Leonard Maltin) farce about vaporizing the generation gap! When a deadly gas kills everyone over 25, the world devolves into a chaotic - and zany - struggle for power. And as a band of peace-loving hippies goes cross-country seeking utopia - only to find football fascists and demented dictators - they soon discover that even the American dream has a touch of gas!
WILD IN THE STREETS: A campy satire about a rock star/drug dealer who is elected president once the voting age has been lowered to fourteen. The title song was a big hit in the 60's and the film itself was well-liked by many critics. Academy Award Nominations: Best Film Editing.
GAS-S-S-S: After a mysterious gas kills everyone on earth over the age of 25, a wisecracking hippy (Robert Corff) and his scientist girlfriend (Elaine Griftos) wander the lawless landscape of Texas and New Mexico in search of a pueblo commune where peaceful survivors are gathering. On the way they must contend with various run-amok youth cultures, including a raping and pillaging football team and a fascist country club run by golf-cart-driving Hells Angels. Ben Vereen, Cindy Williams, and Talia Coppola (before she was Talia Shire) costar as the fellow freaks who join the lovers on their odyssey. This gleefully irreverent counterculture comedy was one of the last films directed by Roger Corman. To link it with Corman's earlier horror works, Edgar Allan Poe appears on a motorcycle, while some free love under a wild light show recalls THE TRIP. Country Joe and the Fish did the psychedelic score and can be seen playing at a drive-in. For fans of 1960s fare such as WOODSTOCK, EASY RIDER, or the comedy of the Firesign Theater, this free-spirited film should definitely amuse and even inspire with its sharp wit and subversive idealism.