Altered States

PhotobucketPhotobucketExhilarating psychological sci-fi about a university professor who encloses himself in a sensory-deprivation chamber and experiments with hallucinogenic drugs with drastic results. Seductively sets up a feeling of anticipation in the first half, then devolves into a rather amusingly ridiculous horror film in the second half. Filled with dreamlike images, stunning special effects and horrific makeup. Even at its most ludicrous, it is a thrilling roller coaster ride of a film. William Hurt gives a brilliantly unbalanced performance in his film debut.

One Response to “Altered States”

  1. How can you dismiss someone turning into a monkey as being ridiculous?! Oh … I know: you didn’t get the symbolism.


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