The Finishing Line
This is a seriously F***ed up British PSA about children playing on railroad tracks. This kid daydreams about holding his own Olympics on a train crossing. Dozens of children get killed. It's both horrifying and surreal.
Joel Coughlin commented
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slJyhOEo-SY FOR THE LOVE OF GOD RIFF-THIS
Well, Patrick, it's not so much the dark comedy that needs riffing, but the EXTREMELY horrible movie direction of the film itself. As I mentioned earlier, there's one scene where the director literally wastes film time by staying on the tunnel entrance for about FIVE MINUTES, long after the contestants have entered into it. Then the fact that though it's lethal getting squished by a train, you only suffer cuts and bruises upon your body.
Well, here's the real reason behind this: the PSA was loosely based on a disturbing short short about a student who relishes to kill his fellow students by making them participate in deadly versions of sports.. so why not adapt it into a morbid film about train safety?
Basically, the events aren't really that inspired and the fact Mike, Bill and Kevin could make fun at the lengthy train tunnel event where they waste about five minutes (sort of seems like it) where they actually film the kids going into the tunnel and stay on that scene even after they have all gone into the tunnel.
The other happens when they allegedly throw bricks at the train and show the victims.. even more hilarious than the ones in Shake Hands With Danger.. or the kids in Live and Learn..
This is great but I can't imagine how it could be riffed, it's already going for incredibly dark comedy and succeeding.
TB Tabby commented
Found it on YouTube!