A collection of public information films from the 1970s that were designed to scare people silly, including the famous ‘Charley Says’ films
Inspired by Scarfolk, the English town that still lives in the 1970s, this week we’re starting up a new feature on the blog: Charley says.
The 1970s was a terrible time, of course, where the risks to people from everything from electricity cables to water to other people could not be overstated. It was horrifying. Particularly the rabies.
To save the public from these threats – and themselves – the British government authorised a series of public information films designed to scare the living daylights out of anyone who watched them. And each week, I intend to scare the living daylights out of you with a public information film or two – watch them, as they might just save your life.
This week: Rabies. Beware. The threat is still there, you know, and if you aren’t scared shitless, you haven’t been watching. And that means death for you (unless you watch the third movie – you’ll be sound as a pound after that).