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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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12 May 1978 (USA)  »

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$550,000 (estimated)
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Stefan Gierasch, who plays Lt. Jennings, was originally suppose to play the detective who pursues Zipkin throughout the film. Unfortunately after shooting an early scene Gierasch sustained a serious wound to his leg during an accident and Charles Siebert had to be brought in to fulfill the role. This is why Gierasch only briefly appears in the film. See more »

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Wendy Flemming: [in tears] Stephanie, something's wrong with me and I don't know what it is. I've been having these awful nightmares, these headaches, the hair, it's driving me up the wall.
Stephanie: Have some coffee.
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Just In Time
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Music by Jule Styne
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Very Cronenbergian film.
30 October 2007 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

This surprisingly intriguing horror film has people turning into bald,blue-skinned killers after dropping contaminated LSD ten years before."Blue Sunshine" is more fondly remembered for it's bald,thirty-something,ex-hippie murderers who are easily the most bizarre descendants of the living dead yet to reach the silver screen.This film is not easy to categorize:it's a horror film mixed with drug movie and also features paranoid urban legends and bizarre conspiracy theories.The title of this movie is taken from the name of a bad batch of 60s acid that seems to have some rather unfortunate long-term side effects.The film is badly lit and there are some dull spots,but "Blue Sunshine" is a must-see for experimental cinema enthusiasts.7 out of 10.


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