Head Out on the Highway

Yesterday we spoke of cursed movies that affected cast and crew alone. Today, we'll look at movies that emit curses--in the form of copycat incidents.

Can it possibly be that the 1993 movie titled THE PROGRAM is still exerting its malign influence, causing dumb-ass teens to lie down on the center stripe of highways, as described in this fifteen-year-old article from The New York Times?

What makes me think so? An identical fresh incident from my own home state, as recounted in this article.

     Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 12, 2008
     Category: Death | Fads | Hollywood | Movies | Travel | 1990s | Cars

Ken--what's amazing is the persistence of dumb memes!
Posted by Paul on 08/12/08 at 12:51 PM
Great blog, Doctor Twisted! Thanks!
Posted by Paul on 08/12/08 at 12:53 PM
Tar Heel--"human possums" is a great term!
Posted by Paul on 08/12/08 at 02:06 PM
Fred--thanks for the kudos! We try.....
Posted by Paul on 08/12/08 at 07:53 PM
Ustawuz we took boys out into the woods to initiate them into manhood. Now we just call the canditates "teenagers" survive this and you're a "MAN".
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/13/08 at 09:51 AM
Expat47--I'd rather tackle a grizzly with a knife than lie down in traffic.
Posted by Paul on 08/13/08 at 11:11 AM
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