People love to wax nostalgic on the good old gritty days of New York, pre-Giuliani's clean sweep of the city. In 2007 we took a look at the then just-released documentary The Coolest Year In Hell, which focuses on the year 1977 (you know things are dark when even cutesy animal sculptor Tom Otterness is making puppy snuff films!). The full movie is online now (hat tip to Reddit), so let's take a look back yet again at the year that gave us a massive blackout, a notorious serial killer, a controversial mayoral election that was seen as "the election for the soul of the city," and the most horrifying thing of all: the rise of disco. Thankfully, the foundation of hip hop was also being laid during the decade, and also gets a lot of screen time in the doc.