YMMV: Altered States
- Cult Classic
- Designated Hero: Eddie's not the easiest person to like.
- Just Here for Godzilla: The trippy hallucination sequences may be the big selling point for most viewers.
- Well that and the Fanservice.
- Nightmare Fuel: The absolutely hellish hallucinations.
- The trailer uses them to full effect. One of them has one extremely terrifying delivery of its lines: "The most terrifying experiment ever done...IS OUT OF CONTROL."
- Special Effects Failure: The hallucinatory sequences (of which there are many) are brilliant, but William Hurt in a fur suit just doesn't scream Australopithecus, especially considering that Stanley Kubrick made more convincing Ape-like human ancestors with late-sixties special effects in 2001. Kubrick probably had more money to work with though: Ken Russel's "primitive hominid" character looks like something out of a 1930's serial.
- Actually, some of the hallucinations look like what they are: drops of paint exploding on Petri dishes. Bran Ferren replaced John Dykstra after the latter quit the film, one of the many things that went wrong.
- And technically that wasn't William Hurt in the fur suit but a much shorter double.