Similar films?


Are there any films like Blue Sunshine out there? Something kind of surreal, strange, and (perhaps intentionally) campy? I can only think of maybe Lieberman's other films and some of Ken Russell's movies, but I'd really like to find some more. Any ideas?

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I can think of a few. Drug horror/thrillers that is.

Altered States
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080360/
Brain Damage
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094793/

Sorry to say both of them were more entertaining than this film.. This film isn't bad but I dunno.. After all the good criticism I had expected more.


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Yeah, Altered States is directed by Russell. I love Altered States, and I'd have to agree with you that it's probably better than Blue Sunshine. Brain Damage is hilarious, but Blue Sunshine just had that sincere strangeness you don't see very often. Thanks for the ideas though.

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Fire Starter
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087262/

Medical experiment has side effects

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surreal, strange, and campy... well don coscarelli's phantasm comes to mind and i would add takashi miike's gozu as well

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might as well throw david lynch's blue velvet in there while we're at it

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why has nobody stated the obvious...Jacobs Ladder.

"THIS ISN'T A HOTEL, IT'S A NUTHOUSE"!
- BASKET CASE

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I don’t know, I wouldn’t really consider Jacob's Ladder to be “campy,” I guess maybe the scene where the devil-boner pops out

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After the first act Blue Sunshine is a pretty standard horror film. Just a little more memorable.

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The 1981 Aussie slasher flick "Strange Behavior" is similar in tone and in theme. It's about townspeople turning into rabid killers who attack without provocation and the town's youth has to get to the bottom of it all.

To the world you may just be somebody, but to somebody you may just be the world.

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How about the 1978 movie Patrick.

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"Scanners" and "Deep Red" are similar in being bizarre. Another one you might consider is "Re-animator".

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Try Liquid Sky. It's self consciously weird and lacks the pace of Blue Sunshine, but it definitely has strong hallucinatory elements and appears to be trying for a post punk new wave movie equivalent (although it probably works its voodoo more effectively if you consider Gary Numan experimental).

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I would second Liquid Sky, it has a similarly disjointed, trippy vibe to it, though it's quite difficult to watch since there really are no sympathetic characters, and the whole affair is rather ramshackle.

Was also reminded slightly of The Stuff, which also has elements of conspiracy and paranoia, and a hero on the run - and it has an equally daft premise.

C.H.U.D and Street Trash are both low-budget films which have a similar kind of grimy charm and 'anything goes' attitude, though frankly they are both very nasty.

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Definitely check out God Told Me To (1976) if you haven't already. Has a similar surreal feel to it, at least it did for me.

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People on the Beyond The Black Rainbow board are comparing this film to that, so I assume vice-versa would work (I'm about to watch Blue Sunshine, so I can't confirm).

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Shivers, Cronenberg's first.

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