I discovered this unsettling public service announcement during my film school days at NYU. I was taking an editing class, and our assignments included creating montages out of previously generated material, mostly television advertisements that the school had obtained on 3/4″ videotape. The most striking tape that I discovered was an Australian public service announcement from 1987 warning the public about the dangers of AIDS and helping to dispel the myth that it affected only gay men and IV drug users. It’s a sinister and effective promo.
You might think the idea of the Grim Reaper going bowling would be funny. Not here it isn’t.