Blue Sunshine (film)
Theatrical poster to Blue Sunshine (1978)
|Directed by||Jeff Lieberman|
|Produced by||George Manasse|
|Written by||Jeff Lieberman|
|Music by||Charles Gross|
|Edited by||Brian Smedley-Aston
|Distributed by||Cinema Shares International|
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.
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
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