Watch These Horrifying Anti-Meth PSAs Directed by Darren Aronosfky

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If I was trying to scare off a teenager from trying hardcore drugs, I would show him or her Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream.  There’s a reason they show gruesome car crash videos in driver’s education classes, and the same principle is at work in Requiem and now these disturbing anti-meth PSAs directed by Aronofsky.  Aronofsky directed some anti-meth ads a few years ago, but these are his newest ones.  Either way, these ads are incredibly effective and not like those stupid “Friendship:  My Anti-Drug!” or that one about the girl who loses all her bones because she smoked pot.

Hit the jump to check out the PSAs.  Click here to go methproject.org, who financed the PSAs.

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  • johnny kockran

    I was skeptical when you said these would be horrifying just because they are anti-drug ads, which I usually scoff at but these absolutely shocked me.

  • MajorFilmFan

    I once read a joke that if you hada Darren Aronofsky film festival, half the audience would kill themselves. His film are SOOOO dark, cerebral, and depressing. But, THESE are darker than all of is films combined.

  • Jason Lop

    I used to addicted to crystal meth. And a huge complaint of mine then was that all the anti-drug commercials focused solely on pot. I had never even heard of speed until it was basically too late. Over the years, this has changes somewhat with those excellent ads showing all the things you lose when you are on meth. That being said, no one can show the horror of addiction and drugs like Darren Aronofsky. Just as he did with Requiem for a Dream, here he shows the depth of despair that this drug can create. I applaud him.

    • Domm

      So you did drugs because there weren’t commercials telling you not to?

  • dogg

    Creepy, but nothing beats that Breaking Bad episode where they kill someone with an ATM.

    • Jason Lop

      No, I did drugs because I was an idiot. I’m just saying that if we’re going to have anti-drug ads that serve as possible deterrents to people trying drugs, shouldn’t we focus on the ones that are an actual danger?

  • Tim

    Someone needs to learns how to embed videos properly. It messes up every single time!

  • Smartgunner

    Excellent and scarey as hell.
    I remember seeing photos of people before they got hooked on meth and after.
    Yikes……

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  • Alex–

    Haha couple of years ago I said anti-drug ads were his true calling.

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