Friday, June 15, 2007
on YouTube Jon Dale stumbled across the very Public Information Film i mentioned in the Haunted Audio Wire piece, the one about the dangers of playing on a farm. Amazingly gruesome and also long (stretched over 3 different YouTube segments, it goes on for about 25 minutes -- I guess there must have been lots of empty space on the telly schedules back in the 70s to fill up), it's astounding frankly to think they'd have shown this to kids. The nightmares it must have triggered. It clearly left a vivid impression on my tender psyche as writing the piece I recalled a lot of it in detail, e.g. the kid who tumbles into a pigpen and "drowns in hogshit", and i think i probably only saw it the once!