In some great movies, drugs have played important parts, and one can’t just miss them. There are those fake real-life drugs and the fictional drugs where one can make the impossible possible. This WatchMojo list counts down 10 of the most memorable fictional movie drugs. Read on.
- The Jeffrey in “Get Him to the Greek” (2010)
This drug has a huge impact on everyone using it even though it only appears in a single scene. It has anything on it according to Aldous Snow (Russell Brand).
- Nuke in “RoboCop 2” (1990)
This strong but cheap drug is injected in the neck with a 24-48-effect on the user. The different types of nuke are Black Thunder, Red Ramrod (the most common), Blue Velvet and White Noise.
- Eye Drops in “Looper” (2012)
Also called “dropper,” this liquid addictive drug is yellowish and was used by most Loopers to escape reality. It has an ecstasy-like effect and can be taken via eyedroppers.
- Ephemerol in “Scanners” (1981)
This drug, which was originally made as morning sickness remedy, allows mind-reading psychic people to escape from their gift (or curse) for a while. The side effect is mind-blowing though. The offspring of those who took the drug might have the psychic ability and telepathy, which can cause head explosions.
- Fluid Karma in “Southland Tales” (2006)
This organic substance found in Israel was originally a fuel source in the movie “Southland Tales.” The twist occurred when World War III soldiers started using the most potent type, Blood Red. The effects are telepathic-like abilities, time travel and the power to converse with God.
- Substance D in “A Scanner Darkly” (2006)
This highly addictive and psychoactive drug came from “Mors ontological,” a small blue flower. Substance D — sometimes called “Death,” “D” or “Slow Death” — is a hallucinogen which caused Bob Arctor’s detachment from reality.
- H.F.S. in “21 Jump Street” (2012)
This underground drug got teenagers high and killing them. This alarmed the Jump Street unit and made them send out undercover cops to investigate, “infiltrate the dealers and find the suppliers.”
- Slo-Mo in “Dredd” (2012)
This narcotic allows one to experience reality in slow motion never missing any details. One can get easily lost into the details, thus getting back to reality can be tricky.
- NZT-48 in “Limitless” (2011)
Eddie Morra became smart (very smart) and super awesome after taking NZT-48, a drug that enables him to use all the portions in his brain. This can be the exact opposite of Slo-Mo.
- Melange in “Dune” (1984)
This geriatric drug is called “spice,” which is a wonder drug as it can prolong life span, improve the senses and even expanded consciousness. Derived from the Sandworms’ excretions, this highly addictive and sought-after drug can also act as a mutagen which can deform a user’s body.
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