In anticipation of the film Crystal Fairy, which recounts American twentysomething Jamie (Michael Cera) and his hallucinogen-fueled “trip” to Chile, we’ve rounded up our favorite psychedelic scenes in movie history. From floating bowling alleys to dancing pink elephants, these mind-blowing moments are freak-outs to remember.
In this haunting scene from Disney’s 1941 classic, pink elephants appear in front of our hero, fueled by his accidental ingestion of champagne. While a bit of the bubbly may not be your run of the mill hallucinogen, these devious, colorful mammals – and their eerie theme song – are the definition of tripping, 1941-style.
The Big Lebowski
Lebowski exhibits Jeff Bridges as “The Dude” in the throes of a euphoric, trip-like dream. A black-and-white checkered staircase in the sky, a golden-clad Viking vixen, a giant wall of bowling shoes, and thirty seconds where The Dude floats straight down a celestial bowling alley (and in-between the legs of bowling-themed Rockettes) appears to be the ultimate hallucination fantasy for the eccentric bowling enthusiast.