“Charts the escalation from lousy beatniks to Natural Born Killers.” — Matt Lynch, LETTERBOXD
Made in Florida in the late-1960s by exploitation legend William Grefe, THE HOOKED GENERATION follows young punks Daisy, Acid, and Dum Dum as they’re caught in a downward spiral of dope addiction. They attempt to break into the drug smuggling business using the Cuban Navy as their suppliers. Unfortunately, the plan gets completely screwed up. Along their way down, the trio of addicts kidnap a young man and his bikini-clad girlfriend, snort up at a psychedelic dance club, and have a showdown in the swamps. There is also a side trip to a hippie commune — played by real hippies, most of them stoned.