Gas-s-s! or, It may become necessary to Destroy the World in order to save It

Director: Roger Corman
Screenwriters: Graham Armitage

Institute History

  • 1985 Sundance Film Festival


A strange gas is accidently released into the earth’s atmosphere and kills everyone over 30! Insane premise, but uproariously funny as the kids of the world cope with this “crisis.” With Country Joe and the Fish providing the music, this one is certainly intended for the 1970 psychedelic set.

Screening Details

  • Section: Highlights: Petit, Truffaut, Passer, Corman's Prodigies
  • Film Type: Dramatic Feature
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 79 min.
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