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The Acid House

Paul McGuigan - 1998

The Acid House

Three twisted tales of abuse, drugs, displaced personalities and insect life adapted Scottish writer Irvine Welsh, directed by Paul McGuigan starring Stephen McCole and Maurice Roƫves.

The Granton Star Cause: in the same day a young Leith lad is dumped by his football team, his girlfriend and his parents, arrested and beaten up by the police and turned into a fly by God, whom he meets in a pub. The Soft Touch: a man is too soft to do anything when his wife moves in with the thug upstairs. The Acid House: while tripping on acid, Coco Bryce is struck by lightning, causing him to switch bodies with a newborn baby.

Filmed in Niddrie to the east of Edinburgh.