Sunday, March 6, 2011
BLUE SUNSHINE (1978)
"There's a bald maniac in there, and he's going bat shit!"
Is this a cautionary tale about the dangers of LSD or just a cheesy 70's monster flick that uses that as a convenient framing device? I guess it's sort of both mashed together. Director Jeff Lieberman who's probably best know for his killer worm epic SQUIRM and his cool(to me anyways) slasher flick JUST BEFORE DAWN here tells the tale of a group of former hippie-types (now on their way to yuppie-ville) who dropped some crazy acid that turns you into a bald-headed rampaging psychopath 10 years after you drop it. The plot and acting is just crazy enough that you have to keep watching just to see what the hell nutty thing is gonna happen next. The site of bald knife-wielding women just need those X's carved in their heads to be the spitting image of the Manson girls. You get a weird scene with some puppets singing for some reason, the guy from BLADE RUNNER imitating Rodan, the Japanese bird-monster and my favorite scene where a big skin-headed football player goes apeshit nuts at a disco and starts chucking dancers all over the dance-floor. Disco sucks indeed! Check it out for a bit of unique 70's craziness.