Psychedelic film

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Psychedelic film is a film genre characterized by the influence of psychedelia and the experiences of psychedelic drugs. Psychedelic films typically contain visual distortion and experimental narratives, often emphasizing psychedelic imagery. They might reference drugs directly, or merely present a distorted reality resembling the effects of psychedelic drugs. Their experimental narratives often purposefully try to distort the viewers' understanding of reality or normality.[1][2]


  • The Acid Western was a style of Western popular in the 1960s and 1970s that use psychedelic imagery or allusions.[3]

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  1. ^ "25 Great Psychedelic Movies That Are Worth Your Time". Taste Of Cinema - Movie Reviews and Classic Movie Lists.
  2. ^ "The 100 best animated movies: the best psychedelic movies". Time Out New York.
  3. ^ Rosenbaum, Jonathan (1996-06-26). "Acid Western: Dead Man". Chicago Reader.
  4. ^ Complex Mag (5 March 2010). "What A Trip! The Greatest Psychedelic Movies of All Time". Complex.