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Something Weird (1967)

Unrated | | Fantasy, Horror | August 1967 (USA)
An accident victim makes a deal with a particularly hideous witch, in which he receives extraordinary ESP powers. He uses these powers to help the police solve crimes.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony McCabe ...
Elizabeth Lee ...
William Brooker ...
Mudite Arums ...
The Hag
Ted Heil ...
Det. Maddox
Lawrence J. Aberwood ...
Chief Vinton (as Lawrence Wood)
Larry Wellington ...
Rev. Ammond
Roy Collodi ...
Dr. Roxin
Jeffrey Allen ...
Dr. White
Richard Nilsson ...
EMT Doctor
Carolyn Smith ...
Nurse Browning
Norm Lenet ...
Stein
Louis Newman ...
Ambulance Attendant
Dick Gaffield ...
Drunkard at Restaurant
Janet Charlton ...
Secretary
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Cronin Mitchell is an average guy whose face is disfigured by a falling electrical power line in which he somehow acquires the gift/curse of strange psychic powers. After withdrawing from public life, 'Mitch' makes a living as a fortune teller when he's approached by an ugly hag who offers to restore his good looks if he becomes her lover. Mitch reluctantly agrees, and although his face is restored, people around him see his lover as an attractive young woman named Ellen. When news of Mitch's psychic powers leak out, he goes on the road with Ellen from city to city and town to town helping people solve crimes. After expelling a ghost from a funeral home, Mitch and Ellen are sent to a small Illinois town to find the identity of a serial killer. But the government sends along a crackpot psychiatrist/playboy, named Dr. Alex Jordan, to oversee the case and possibly debunk Mitch's psychic abilities. When Dr. Jordan turns his sights on Ellen and plots to steal her away from Mitch, she goes ... Written by matt-282

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Something Weird comes to haunt you... See more »

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Fantasy | Horror

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August 1967 (USA)  »

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$35,000 (estimated)
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Included in a 1990 VHS series hosted by Joe Bob Briggs (John Bloom) titled "The Sleaziest Movies in the History of the World." See more »

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Featured in Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) See more »

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A Mid-Grade Lewis Film
7 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An accident victim (Tony McCabe) makes a deal with a particularly hideous witch (Elizabeth Lee), in which he receives extraordinary ESP powers. He uses these powers to help the police solve crimes.

Just to be clear, the film features a paranormal plot involving LSD drug use, a psychic, a hideous witch who morphs into a sexy young woman, a séance, a kung-fu chopping socialite, ghosts, psychopaths and federal agents. If you can imagine all of this mixed together and fit into 80 minutes, you might have a vague idea of what sort of nonsense is going on here.

One thing that appealed to be was the focus on a maniac who is committing murders in the small town of Jefferson, Wisconsin. I suspect Lewis neither knew nor cared, but Jefferson is very much a real small town. And any shout-out to Wisconsin makes me happy.


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