by Red Cell
“You will experience every jolt… Every jar of a Psychedelic Circus… The Beatniks… Sickniks… and Acid-Heads… and you will witness their ecstasies, their agonies and their bizarre sensualities… You will be hurled into their debauched dreams and frenzied fantasies!”
Even though the December, 1966 Hallucination Generation is marketed as a Drugs-ploitation flick that knows no bounds, it feels like it was made a good ten years earlier. It shows nearly no drug use except for the occasional pot smoke, the debauchery is limited and the script is naturally bottom of the barrel. But, some of the “high” scenes are great, as is evident here in this fantastic trailer. If you are into mid 60s psych flicks, then you want to see the whole thing, otherwise, just enjoy the trailer!
Hallucination Generation is a 1966 film by Edward Mann. Purportedly intended as a warning against the dangers of pill-popping Sixties hedonism along the lines of 1936’s Reefer Madness, the film’s primary purpose appears to have been titillation, thus landing it in the genre of exploitation cinema. The film is a drama set in Spain where a small group of American young adults is living. The leader of the group is a drug dealer. The others are there living carefree lives as beatniks. The leader has more nefarious aims in mind, and uses drugs to lure the others into lives of crime. Most of the film is in black and white, but there is a psychedelic sequence depicting the purported effects of the group using LSD which was filmed in color.
Directed Edward Mann
Produced Nigel Fox
Written Edward Mann
Starring George Montgomery
Music by Bernardo Segall
Distributed Trans American Films
Release date December 1, 1966