18 certificateThe Acid House is a Film programme that first aired in 1998 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

The Acid House is a 3 star programme

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The Acid House (1998)

Directed by
Paul McGuigan

Directed by Paul McGuigan, this three-stranded dark drama is based on a trio of Irvine Welsh's short stories. In The Granton Star Cause, Boab, one of life's losers, meets God in a pub. But this God is a vengeful god... In A Soft Touch, Johnny finds himself wedded to a very pregnant Catriona, even though half the town's male population could be the father. After she gives birth, she goes back to her old ways, but is it a case of once a soft touch, always a soft touch? And in The Acid House, Hibs casual Coco Bryce drops a bad tab and his spirit ends up in a newborn baby, who's suddenly swearing and boozing, while Coco becomes the child, drooling and incoherent.

Written by

Also known as "La Casa del Ácido"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 115 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1998

3/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour

When is The Acid House next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 January 31st, 1:00am and on Film4 Plus 1 January 31st, 2:00am. See more...


Stephen McCole...Boab
Image for Maurice RoëvesMaurice Roëves...God/Drunk (A Soft Touch)/Priest (The Acid House)
Image for Garry SweeneyGarry Sweeney...Kev
Jenny McCrindle...Evelyn
Simon Weir...Tambo
Iain Andrew...Grant
Irvine Welsh...Parkie
Pat Stanton...Barman
Alex Howden...Boab Snr
Annie Louise Ross...Doreen
Dennis O'Connor...PC Cochrane
John Gardner...Sgt. Morrison
William Blair...Workmate/Deck ("A Soft Touch")
Gary McCormack...Workmate/Larry (A Soft Touch)
Malcolm Shields...Workmate
Stewart Preston...Rafferty
Image for Kevin McKiddKevin McKidd...Johnny
Michelle Gomez...Catriona
Tam Dean Burn...Alec
Scott Imrie...Pool Player