Last night, my friend Greg introduced me to a near-mythic, horribly misguided educational video. Shot in various locales around NYC circa 1989, Creating Rem Lazar is designed to teach children about ... well, I'm actually not sure what it's trying to say. Something about friendship and authority and fucked up dreams. It's pretty far out and completely innapropriate in a creepy Uncle Ernie kind of way. Basic plot: Two kids/daydreamers do some voodoo on a mannequin, bring to life their shared superhero Rem Lazar, go on a trip to the city to battle the evil Vorak (awesome late 80s computer graphic employed) where they search for Rem's Quixotic Medallion in the highest places (eerie shot of the World Trade Centers makes me think the filmmaker were not only hiiiigh but also prohetic? Think on it). The film blew my mind. Now I'm wondering if anyone saw Rem Lazar in elementary school? I can only imagine the effect something like this might have on the young psyche. Anyone?