GenreHorror, Thriller Music directorCharles Gross WriterJeff Lieberman LanguageEnglish
Release dateMay 12, 1978 (1978-05-12) (U.S.) CastZalman King (Jerry Zipkin), Deborah Winters (Alicia Sweeney), Mark Goddard (Edward Flemming), Robert Walden (David Blume), Charles Siebert (Detective Clay), Ann Cooper (Wendy Flemming) Similar moviesNeurons to Nirvana, Hofmann's Potion: The Pioneers of LSD, Case Study: LSD, Death at a Funeral, Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain, A Lizard in a Woman's Skin
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Blue Sunshine is a 1978 American horror film written and directed by Jeff Lieberman and starring Zalman King, Deborah Winters, and Mark Goddard. The plot focuses on a series of random murders in Los Angeles, in which the only common link between the perpetrators is a mysterious strain of LSD that they had all taken years prior.
Over the years, the film attracted a cult following, and was released on special edition DVD by Synapse Entertainment in 2003.
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In the midst of a party a reveler croons to the rest of the room and has his hair suddenly pulled off by a curious friend. The bald crooner then has a psychotic break and starts killing everyone. Jerry Zipkin (Zalman King), is wrongly accused of the murders, and tries to gather evidence to prove his innocence with the help of Alicia Sweeney (Deborah Winters). He discovers that ten years prior, a group of college kids had taken a new form of LSD called "Blue Sunshine," which causes its users to lose their hair and become homicidal maniacs many years after their trip is over. Zipkin manages to defeat the crazed bodyguard of a local politician (Mark Goddard), and save the shopping mall discothèque by carefully remembering the advice of the gun shop employee.
Zalman King as Jerry Zipkin
Deborah Winters as Alicia Sweeney
Mark Goddard as Edward Flemming
Robert Walden as David Blume
Charles Siebert as Detective Clay
Ann Cooper as Wendy Flemming
Ray Young as Wayne Mulligan
Alice Ghostley as O'Malley's Neighbor
Stefan Gierasch as Lt. Jennings
Richard Crystal as Frannie Scott
Bill Adler as Ralphie
Barbara Quinn as Stephanie
Adriana Shaw as Barbara O'Malley
Bill Sorrells as Ritchie Grazzo
Jeffrey Druce as Junkie
Brion James as Tony
AllMovie gave the film a mildly favorable review, calling it "too uneven to please a general audience" but "offers enough moments of interest for fans of horror films and offbeat cult items."