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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?


Jeff Lieberman


Jeff Lieberman




Cast overview, first billed only:
Zalman King ... Jerry Zipkin
Deborah Winters ... Alicia Sweeney
Mark Goddard ... Edward Flemming
Robert Walden ... David Blume
Charles Siebert ... Detective Clay
Ann Cooper ... Wendy Flemming
Ray Young ... Wayne Mulligan
Alice Ghostley ... O'Malley's Neighbor
Stefan Gierasch ... Lt. Jennings
Richard Crystal ... Frannie Scott
Bill Adler Bill Adler ... Ralphie
Barbara Quinn Barbara Quinn ... Stephanie
Adriana Shaw Adriana Shaw ... Barbara O'Malley
Bill Sorrells Bill Sorrells ... Ritchie Grazzo
Jeffry Druce ... Junkie


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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Did you ever hear the words Blue sunshine? Try to remember...your life may depend on it See more »


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Was showcased on Elvira's Movie Macabre See more »


The voice dubbing for Stephanie's kids often doesn't match the footage. See more »


Barbara O'Malley: No! Johnny, no! No more chocolate pudding! I made that for your father, now stop it!
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Crazy Credits

'Blue Sunshine' [soundtrack] performed by the Humane Society for the Preservation of Good Music See more »

Alternate Versions

Many DVD releases were sourced from the old Vestron video release containing the theatrical version, but the 2006 DVD by Synapse Films was sourced from an uncut 35mm print provided by Jeff Lieberman, because the original negative was missing. In 2015, Lieberman finally located the original camera negative for the film at a warehouse in Los Angeles. Distribupix is currently scanning and remastering the film in a fully-loaded special edition Blu-Ray. See more »


Featured in Movie Macabre: Blue Sunshine (1983) See more »


Disco Blue
Music and Lyrics by Billy Jackson, Jay Ferguson and Paul Griffin
Produced by Billy Jackson
Performed by The Humane Society For The Preservation Of Good Music
For Celenia Productions Corporation
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User Reviews

Not Great, But Interesting
6 February 2010 | by TheExpatriate700See all my reviews

I picked this up from GreenCine on a whim, and found it to be interesting, if not particularly suspenseful. It is a combination of violent horror and 70s era paranoia films (e. g. All the President's Men). The plot, in short, follows a young man wrongfully accused of murder who is trying to find out what is causing people in their early thirties to go bald and engage in killing sprees. (Early onset midlife crises???)

The performances are nothing to write home about, and the attempt to tack an anti-drug message onto this piece is mainly symptomatic of the anti- drug hysteria that would characterize the Reagan era. Nevertheless, it is a worthwhile watch for a slow night.

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Release Date:

12 May 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Sunshine See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$550,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Ellanby Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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