Friday, August 19, 2016

ALTERED STATES / Warner Bros. - 1980

Here's we go again, this time we gots a pretty wild flick all about a Harvard scientist who conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically! Stars William Hurt and Blair Brown.

The movie starts off with our scientist, Eddie Jessup, conducting experiments on himself in a water filled isolation chamber...

He's having a good time in one of his hallucinations, everything's fine with the world.

Well, until this multi-eyed ram shows up and ends up slaughtering it for a sacrifice.

Eddie and friends decides to go to Mexico to score some hallucinatory drugs in order to expand his mind even further, the isolation chamber just isn't enough juice.

Speaking of juice, Eddie gets his hand cut and his blood drips into the special mixture of secret psychedelic brew. So, grab a spoon and have a dose!

Oh, great, the artwork on the wall just came to life!

Then, Eddie and his girlfriend turn to dust and the wind blows them all away!... Whoa!!

Even worse, he gets to check in on all the sinners in Hell... This segment is amazing, a top notch depiction of that hot spot we all want to avoid like... HELL!

Eddie eventually transforms into a freakin' spear chucking throwback and either kills or scares everbloody he comes in contact with!

Then, the climax has him and his girlfriend changing into primal beings fighting each other!

Eddie looks like shit here, but, let me assure you, everything turns out fine and the curse is finally lifted! Tune in tomorrow when we'll be back with another cool post, jus' fer ya'll...


TC said...

Everybody I know who saw it said that what they remembered about it was Blair Brown's nude scenes.

TABONGA! said...

Yeah, sorry, not allowed to show that part...

EEGAH!! said...

Nudity is allowed, it just has to be tasteful! You know, PG! All the non-nude pics are pretty cool though!

Grant said...

I've only seen it once, and that time it was edited.
The thing I associate with it is a parody of it on "FRIDAYS" episode with John Roarke and Melanie Chartoff, where Ronald and Nancy Reagan were the couple!

Rob said...

The Hell scenes are from "Dante's Inferno" (1935)

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