REVIEW: BLUE SUNSHINE
OVERVIEW: At a party, someone goes insane and murders three women. Falsely accused of the brutal killings, Jerry Zipkin 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 and the connection may be a hallucinogenic drug, “Blue Sunshine,” that all the murderers took in their younger days.
The decade spanning the mid-1970s through the mid-80s is referred to by film historians as the “Golden Age of Horror.” Lieberman’s feature writing and directing debut, Squirm (1976), followed by BLUE SUNSHINE (1978), place him among icons of the genre including John Carpenter, George Romero, Toby Hooper, Wes Craven, Dario Argento and David Cronenberg. Flatiron Film Company’s 35th anniversary re-release of BLUE SUNSHINE boasts new poster art, a new 30-minute interview with Lieberman, and a slideshow of images from the film and behind the scenes.
SYNOPSIS: A quirky low-budget film that creatively touches on a variety of genres including straight horror, satire, conspiracy theory and ’60s counter-culture, BLUE SUNSHINE features an eclectic yet notable cast, including Zalman King as Jerry (Red Shoe Diaries, director; 9 ½ Weeks, producer), Deborah Winters (The People Next Door), Robert Waldman (Happily Divorced), Mark Goddard (Lost in Space), Brion James (Blade Runner), Charles Siebert (Trapper John, M.D.), and Billy Crystal’s brother, Richard, whose character’s violent and deadly outburst at the opening of the film launches the plot.
Never-before-seen interview with Director Jeff
Blue Sunshine, 35 years
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