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Episode 161: Class of 1980 - Ken Russell's ALTERED STATES

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Release Date: 07/02/2020

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Kicking off our Class of 1980 retrospective series, the Corpse Club co-hosts take a look back at Ken Russell's Altered States on this episode of Daily Dead's official podcast!

Listen as co-hosts Heather Wixson, Bryan Christopher, and special guest Monte Yazzie (Daily Dead contributor and Festival Director of The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival) dive into the Oscar-nominated adaptation of Sidney Aaron's (aka Paddy Chayefsky) novel of the same name, from its amazing makeup effects and indelible depictions of mind-altering experiments to Russell's creative direction and the memorable performances by a talented cast featuring William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid, Thaao Penghlis, and Drew Barrymore.

So, whether you've seen Altered States enough times to alter your own brain since its initial release four decades ago, or you've never seen the mind-bending film, join us in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Altered States on this special Class of 1980 episode of Corpse Club!