The Cocaine Fiends

June 27, 2011 at 3:37 am (6 Heads, Cocaine Fiends) (, , , )

The Cocaine Fiends – 1935 – United States

The Cocaine Fiends is a reedit (with extra scenes) of The Pace That Kills (1928). Director William O’Connor also made the similarly exploitative Ten Nights in a Barroom. Cocaine Fiends has all the murder, suicide, and prostitution expected of a PSA-style flick from this era, plus a powerful oppressiveness despite the material’s innate hokum. I somewhat agree with Michael Weldon’s Psychotronic Video Guide: “One of the most entertaining of the old anti-drug movies”.

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