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Film / Blue Sunshine

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A 1978 American horror Exploitation Film directed by Jeff Lieberman (who also directed Just Before Dawn, Squirm and Satan's Little Helper).

At a party, someone goes insane and murders three women. Falsely accused of the brutal killings, Jerry Zipkin (played by Zalman King) 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, the connection may be a strange form of LSD called Blue Sunshine all the murderers took a decade before, and an up-and-coming politician (played by Mark Goddard from Lost in Space) is in the middle of it.

The Glove, a Super Group including Robert Smith from The Cure and Steven Severin from Siouxsie and the Banshees, named their only album after the film.

This film has the examples of:

  • Cigarette of Anxiety: Constantly smoked by Jerry's surgeon friend.
  • Clear My Name: Jerry kills two deranged killers in self-defense, but is unable to prove it wasn't murder.
  • The Smurfette Principle: A single woman ends up using Blue Sunshine and becomes bald and psycho just like the men.