AGFA August: The Peanut Butter Solution

Canada | 1985 | 93 min. | Michael Rubbo

August 23, 2024

AGFA August

Ghosts restore a boy's hair when it falls out from fright, but then it won't stop growing.

Introduced by AGFA Executive Director Jackson Cooper.

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Friday, August 23, 2024

One of the most powerful and unique “childhood haunts” of the VHS era, full of mind-shattering concepts that still leave viewers in stunned disbelief. This singular experience first left its mark on an unsuspecting cable TV/video store generation that, for years, couldn’t shake its aura. Pre-teen Michael’s parents are checked-out and little sis is eerily too adult. After Michael loses his hair from fright, two ghosts teach him a secret, disgusting hair-growth spell. But when Michael screws up the recipe, his hair starts growing...and growing...and growing. “Puberty panic” doesn’t begin to describe the total madness that is The Peanut Butter Solution. Simply one of our faves.

  • Director: Michael Rubbo
  • Principal Cast: Mathew Mackay, Siluck Saysanasy, Alison Darcy, Michael Hogan
  • Country: Canada
  • Year: 1985
  • Running Time: 93 min.
  • Producer: Rock Demers Nicole Robert
  • Screenplay: VojtÄ›ch Jasný Andrée Pelletier Louise Pelletier Michael Rubbo
  • Cinematographers: Thomas Vámos
  • Music: Lewis Furey
  • Filmography: Timmy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller (1988), Vincent and Me (1990)
  • Language: English