Blue Sunshine (film)

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Blue Sunshine
Blue Sunshine (film).jpg
Theatrical poster to Blue Sunshine (1978)
Directed by Jeff Lieberman
Written by Jeff Lieberman
Starring Zalman King
Deborah Winters
Robert Walden
Mark Goddard
Brion James
Charles Siebert
Distributed by New Video Group
Release date(s) January 1, 1976
Running time 89 minutes

United States

language = English

Blue Sunshine is a 1978 horror film directed and written by Jeff Lieberman and starring Zalman King and Deborah Winters. The film has become a cult item among horror fans, remembered mainly for its creatively weird atmosphere and offbeat plot.[1][2] The film was released on special edition DVD by Synapse Entertainment in 2003.


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 10 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, and save the shopping mall discothèque by carefully remembering the advice of the gun shop employee.


Critical reception[edit]

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."[3]


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