Altered States | 1980

Drama
A professor in abnormal psychology who is studying schizophrenia develops a theory that other states of consciousness are as real as the waking state. He begins experimenting using sensory-deprivation and drugs on ...more

Cast

... Eddie Jessup

Actor

... Emily Jessup

Actor

... Arthur Rosenberg

Actor

... Mason Parrish

Actor

... Eccheverria

Actor

... Primal Man

Actor

... Sylvia Rosenberg

Actor

... Hobart

Actor

... Brujo

Actor

... Margaret Jessup

Actor

... Grace Jessup

Actor

... Hector Orteco

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Source Material (from novel)

Company

Cinema Research Corporation

Production Company

Laser Media Inc

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Optical House Inc

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Synopsis

A professor in abnormal psychology who is studying schizophrenia develops a theory that other states of consciousness are as real as the waking state. He begins experimenting using sensory-deprivation and drugs on himself. This experimentation leads to extreme psychological and physical changes, at one point transforming him into a primitive man, and escalating until he is finally regressed into a mass of primordial matter. His wife intervenes before the professor de-evolves into a state of non-being, and he returns to his original, human form.

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