Altered States (1980) Poster


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Tommy (1975)

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Jr. Walker & the All-Stars (1981) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Hollywood High Part II (1981)
Title seen on theater marquee.
Return to Oz (1985)
A-ha: Headlines and Deadlines - The Hits of A-ha (1991) (Video)
In the end of "Take on Me" music video, Morten Harket bashes himself between the walls repeatedly in order to break the dimension between the comic book world and the real world.
Live from Washington D.C.: They Shoot HBO Specials, Don't They? (1994) (TV Special)
referenced by Dennis
Murphy Brown: Altered States (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Terror from the Year 5000 (1997) (TV Episode)
"In Alterted States"
Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001)
It is referenced.
Smallville: Spirit (2005) (TV Episode)
Chloe references the movie in the dialogue.
Fear of the Flesh: The Making of 'The Fly' (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Roll Call: Looking Back on Hill Street Blues (2006) (Video)
Michael Warren refers to Charles Haid's role in this film
Beerfest (2006)
Scene where Barry wakes up naked next to a partially eaten deer
Lost: Further Instructions (2006) (TV Episode)
Before Locke ingests his homemade drugs, Charlie jokes about him "turning into a prehistoric ape", which is what happens after homemade drugs are ingested in Altered States.
The Making of 'World Trade Center' (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
House M.D.: House's Head (2008) (TV Episode)
House asks Thirteen if she has ever seen Altered States. And as House is putting himself in the sensory deprovation tank, he jokingly asks her to check if he regresses when he comes out of the tank.
Psych: Any Given Friday Night at 10PM, 9PM Central (2009) (TV Episode)
Shawn emerges after hiding underwater in a locker room jacuzzi, then asks the football players present if they've seen Altered States.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Darkness Falls (2009) (TV Episode)
The treatment in this film is compared to what is applied in Darkness Falls.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead (2011) (TV Episode)
Dr. Raymond Langston (Laurence Fishburne) asked from Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) if she have seen the movie Altered States. There was a case of a dead body floating inside the tank full of liquid.
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Duncan says, "It was like 'Altered States.'"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Altered Stakes (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.

Featured in 

The Secrets of Dick Smith (1991) (TV Movie)
Watchmen (2009)
On Veidt's TV monitor board, showing the seven-eyed goat-head Christ
Nova ScienceNow: Where Did We Come From? (2011) (TV Episode)
clips are shown during the profile of Andre Fenton who cites the film as inspiration
Ken Russell: A Bit of a Devil (2012) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed

Spoofed in 

Simon (1980)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Evil Dead II (1987)
Kamillions (1990)
South Park: Tsst (2006) (TV Episode)
The second part of the transformation (when Cartman's body shifts from different forms and he is banging against the walls in a hallway) is a parody of the movie Altered States.

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