The hair-raising Canadian comedy that creeped out a generation, The Peanut Butter Solution enjoys almost legendary status among those that saw it growing up — largely owing to its wonderfully nutty story. Convinced that a burned-down mansion is haunted, 11-year-old Michael peeks inside on a dare, and comes face-to-face with ghosts! Terrified, he goes bald on the spot, the result of a ghastly illness known as “The Fright.” Michael’s doomed to be bare-headed, it seems, until friendly ghosts visit him with a remedy: a magic formula made of peanut butter! Their words come with a warning, though: Don’t use too much, or there will be dreadful consequences! When Michael, heedless, mixes extra PB into the concoction, not only does his hair grow back rapidly as promised — it won’t stop! Growing ever-longer by the moment, Michael’s flourishing follicles take over his life, causing trouble at school and at home. The Peanut Butter Solution’s wildly odd and original tale is the stuff of fond memories for many across Canada. Taking things familiar and safe — peanut butter, teachers, the very hair on our heads — the film transforms them into elements ominous and unknown. Colour, 35mm. 94 mins.