70s Films Header Image

Blue Sunshine

Blue Sunshine – 1976
Jeff Lieberman

Jeff Lieberman

Cast Zalman King, Deborah Winters, Mark Goddard

Review by Wayne Malin

Pretty interesting

Thriller about a drug called “Blue Sunshine”. It seems a bunch of kids took it in college in 1966. Ten years later it starts to affect them. They have horrible headaches…then all their hair falls out…THEN they become homicidal maniacs! Jerry Zipkin (Zalman King) is unjustly accused of the murders. While on the run from the police him and his girlfriend Alicia (Deborah Winters) try to find out what’s going on. And what does politician Ed Fleming (Mark Goddard) have to do with it?

Interesting premise but this movie does have some problems. King and Winters are just dreadful actors and have zero sexual chemistry between them; some of the dialogue is horrendous (and delivered badly); the plot has huge loopholes and where’s the ending? Still, I did keep watching and found it pretty good.

The plot itself is interesting; there’s some great acting from Goddard and Robert Walden (as a doctor); there are some suspenseful scenes; some very violent (and bloody) murders and lots of nice directorial touches by Jeff Lieberman (love the opening credits!).

This got virtually no release in 1976 and is now (understandably) a cult film. Worth catching.

Share it now

70s Films

A tour through the great and not so great films of the seventies The seventies saw a huge change in styles and genres from the advent of the slasher horror movies like Halloween and the blockbuster summers films started by Jaws. More...

Join the Discussion

Register now & join in the discussions, this will allow you to add your own comments, memories, photographs and stories to our ever growing website dedicated to the Seventies. Simply sign up using your Facebook, Twitter, Linked In or Google+ Account

Your API connection setting not working. try to change setting from module option or check your php.ini setting for (cURL support = enabled OR allow_url_fopen = On)

Like this Film ? Share it now