Friday, December 10, 2010

BLUE SUNSHINE / Ellanby Films - 1976

Welcome everbloody, welcome to Friday Frights, here at The Dungeon! Tonight we gots a really weird one, I guess to try to scare anyone who took the classic LSD tab, Blue Sunshine, way back in 1966, because it's side effects are becoming clear only now, a decade later! As a production company, this is the only one Ellanby Films ever made. Even The Dungeon Gang produced 3-1/2 movies!!

As proof of Blue Sunshine's lingering effects, just take a look at this dude, stone hippie turned hateful disco king!

The music is by Charles Gross, and looking over his 75 composing credits, it looks like the only other horror project he ever worked on was the TV movie, THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE, in 1986.

Let's get the show rollin' wif' dat lil' Dungeon helper, and 6-eyed freek, Ralphie The Tarantula! He's here for one reason only, right, to push the big red 'GO' button over there in the corner, an' start our Eariffic Earclip of... BLUE SUNSHINE!

The evening with friends started off great, lots of laffs with Rodan and all...

But, things took a wrong turn somewhere and everything turned into... a big bummer. Something to do with peanut butter and chocolate, I believe.

The movie's littered with characters you only see once, including the detective questioning Deborah Winters here. Alice Ghostley even has her one scene.

Our hero, Jerry, breaks into the home of his friend (the dude with the parrot) to check out the murder scene where he killed his family.

What gets tedious is, the director wants you to never know who's gonna go off the deep end next, including Jerry, mainly through misleading facial expressions, and it's irritating as freakin' HELL!!

Here's Robert Walden as another doctor, this time specializing in karate chop surgery! Will Robert be the next weirdo to freak out?!

This Disco DJ's purdy fly, he gots a dawg whistle! That's at least a notch cooler than the dude that don't!

Just groove out to the music... Hey look, there's Anne and Ralphie!

Here's Babs and Old Blue Eyes performing at a political rally!

Excedrin Headache #...

...666!!!

Ray Young plays this balding psycho, he can't take loud noises, so, Deb turn up the volume on the disco music to 11...

Hey, Jerry, let's me and you... wraaaassle!!

Okay, c'mon, c'mon, quit shaking... focus, focus...

Awright, bullseye, right in the neck!.. The big guy goes down and stays down, for good!!

Ghoulnight Everbloody!!

2 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

Zalman KIng's performance in this is so bizarre and let's not forget the Dr. Pepper scene!...

TABONGA! said...

Zalman's about the weirdest looking leading man around!

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