Disregarding the warnings of his wife (Blair Brown), family, and friends, obsessive scientist Eddie Jessup (William Hurt) attempts to discover the truth about his inner self and man's relationship to the universe. After being introduced to the mind-expanding properties of some very magic
mushrooms in South America, Jessup continues his experiments back in Boston in an isolation tank, periodically transforming into a misshapen, sheep-eating, gorilla-like monster, before being rescued from the epicenter of creation by his loving wife. Essentially a big-budget, modern-day version of
a 1960s acid-trip film, ALTERED STATES was helmed by flamboyant, talented, but frequen...