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Blue Sunshine (1977)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jerry Zipkin
... Alicia Sweeney
... Edward Flemming
... David Blume
... Detective Clay
... Wendy Flemming
... Wayne Mulligan
... O'Malley's Neighbor
... Lt. Jennings
... Frannie Scott
Bill Adler ... Ralphie
Barbara Quinn ... Stephanie
Adriana Shaw ... Barbara O'Malley
Bill Sorrells ... Ritchie Grazzo
... 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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1967...doctors and scientists predicted it...1977...the NIGHTMARE has begun! 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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Stephanie's two children in the film had to be dubbed by Lieberman's three year old daughter. The reason for this was the parents of both the child actors pulled them from the shoot after seeing the potentially disturbing attack scene being shot. Unfortunately the two children were taken before they could be looped for the audio. See more »

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The voice dubbing for Stephanie's kids often doesn't match the footage. 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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'Blue Sunshine' [soundtrack] performed by the Humane Society for the Preservation of Good Music See more »

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Featured in Remote Control (1988) See more »

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Just In Time
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Music by Jule Styne
Licensed by Chappell and Co. Inc.
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Jeff Lieberman--underrated and overlooked director
13 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

A small group of Stanford college grads, who had taken a bad batch of LSD called "Blue Sunshine," start feeling the side-effects ten years later. Instead of bad acid flashbacks, they start losing their hair and deteriorate into erratic, sweaty, screaming, zombie-like killers that hate loud sounds.

Ambitious low-budgeter has decent performances, a few good shocks and an interesting plot to offset some dated aspects to the story (like an unintentionally funny attack at a disco) and a seemingly incomplete ending (that seems to suggest this is based on an actual case!). Political satire remains relevant today and when one of the affected lurks around a mall at the end, DAWN OF THE DEAD (which was made later) will instantly come to mind.

Star Zalman King, also in GALAXY OF TERROR (1981), went on to direct and produce a record number of 90s erotic movies and TV series (RED SHOE DIARIES). The director also made SQURIM, JUST BEFORE DAWN and REMOTE CONTROL, all above average low-budgeters.

Score: 6 out of 10


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