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Blue Sunshine (1978)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  12 May 1978 (USA)
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A bizarre series of murders begins in Los Angeles, where people start going bald and then become homicidal maniacs. But could the blame rest on a particularly dangerous form of LSD called Blue Sunshine the murderers took ten years before?

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Jerry Zipkin
Deborah Winters ...
Alicia Sweeney
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Edward Flemming
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David Blume
Charles Siebert ...
Detective Clay
Ann Cooper ...
Wendy Flemming
Ray Young ...
Wayne Mulligan
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O'Malley's Neighbor
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Lt. Jennings
Richard Crystal ...
Frannie Scott
Bill Adler ...
Ralphie
Barbara Quinn ...
Stephanie
Adriana Shaw ...
Barbara O'Malley
Bill Sorrells ...
Ritchie Grazzo
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Junkie (as Jeffry Druce)
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At a party, someone goes insane and murders three women. Falsely accused of the brutal killings, Jerry is on the run. More bizarre killings continue with alarming frequency all over town. Trying to clear his name, Jerry discovers the shocking truth...people are losing their hair and turning into violent psychopaths and the connection may be some LSD all the murderers took a decade before. Written by alfiehitchie

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murder | lsd | death | blood splatter | disco | See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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12 May 1978 (USA)  »

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Adistaktoi dolofonoi  »

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$550,000 (estimated)
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According to director Jeff Lieberman, New York music clubs such as CBGB's would often screen the film as backing visuals during performances of punk bands such as The Ramones, particularly the disco-attack scene. He humorously felt that this was a way for these performers to "shit on" and express their overall distain for the disco scene. See more »

Quotes

Edward Flemming: [grabbing Jerry] You dirty killer bastard, you!
Jerry Zipkin: I didn't kill anybody!
Edward Flemming: Like hell you didn't!
Jerry Zipkin: I didn't kill anybody!
Edward Flemming: Wayne! Get me Wayne!
Jerry Zipkin: You and Wayne, I'll get your Wayne! He's gone crazy from that acid you sold him, and so did your wife!
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Just In Time
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Music by Jule Styne
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Unexpectedly Creepy
9 October 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The plot of this movie features seemingly normal people going crazy and slaughtering their family and friends. The carnage is mostly off screen but there are some disturbing scenes. Zalman King is trying to find out what is happening as one of the casualties was a friend. When the first person goes crazy, their makeup- though minimal- is surprising and really creepy. In fact, if I saw someone who looked like that I would run away screaming. This movie was better than I expected and did not telegraph every single plot point ahead of time. It's got a typical 70s feel to it, but I like that. A good movie to watch with friends, but I'm telling you, when you see the first killer you will be unprepared for his creepiness - so don't watch it alone.


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