The Most Terrifying Experiment In The History Of Science Is Out Of Control...And The Subject Is Himself.
Research scientist Eddie Jessup (William hurt) believes other states of consciousness are as real as everyday reality. Using sensory deprivation, then adding powerful, hallucinogenic drugs, he explores these altered states..and endures experiences that make madness seem a blessing. Academy award winner William Hurt as Jessup (his film debut) heads a solid cast featuring Blair brown, bob balaban and Charles had. Working from paddy Chayefskys novel, director ken Russell guides us with a sorcerers skill through eddies magical and horrific journey as Altered States gyrates with dazzling visual bravado and bracing emotional impact.