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Something Weird
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Lust and Passion Surround the Incredible, Supernatural Worlds of E.S.P. & Witchcraft in a Boiling, Bizarre Tale of Mad Love that Sgocks Even the Unearthly! See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Goreless Lewis is weird alright - compellingly weird! See more (16 total) »

Cast

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Tony McCabe ... Cronin 'Mitch' Mitchell
Elizabeth Lee ... Ellen Parker
William Brooker ... Dr. Alex Jordan
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
Lee Ahsmann ... Photographer
Daniel Carrington ... Man in Bar
Roger Papsch ... Man in Bar
Elizabeth Galloway ... Palm Reader Customer
Herschell Gordon Lewis ... Narrator (voice) (as Sheldon Seymour)
Vickie Wolfe ... Murder Victim
Stan Dale ... Government Official
William Petan ... Lawyer
Semaj Yelruh ... Newspaper Editor
George Cohon ... Banker
Peg Stewart ... Vinton's Wife
Kathleen Koenig ... The Ghost (as Kathy Koenig)
Joseph Adamik ... Policeman
Richard Donning ... Jordan's Karate Partner
Daniel Milano ... Matre d'Hotel
Jacque Dayton
Janet Granata
Helen Bridget

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Herschell Gordon Lewis 
 
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James F. Hurley 

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James F. Hurley .... producer
Fred M. Sandy .... associate producer (as Fred Sandy)
 
Original Music by
Edward J. Petan 
 
Cinematography by
Herschell Gordon Lewis 
Andy Romanoff 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Brinkman 
 
Makeup Department
Allison Louise Downe .... special makeup effects artist (as Louise Downe)
Jack Mastro .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
William Petan .... unit manager
Andy Romanoff .... production manager
 
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Guy Galloway .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roy Collodi .... assistant camera
Walter Fuessl .... gaffer
Louis Weiner .... electrician
 
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Bobby Vercruse .... crew chief (as Robert Vercruse)
 

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Goreless Lewis is weird alright - compellingly weird!, 27 September 2006
Author: Bloomer from Sydney, Australia

Lewis's direction is as drab as usual here (cue long scenes of people executing actions from go to woe, free of editing in slow master shots) and there's no gore so don't expect any, yet I actually think that this appropriately named weird tale of ESP, a witch's pact and the mystery of a serial murderer is the best Lewis film I've seen by the standards of conventional film-making. The story has enough developments, payoffs and odd surprises that you may find yourself beguiled even without the typically sensational Lewis content in evidence. Fear not, though; the schlock quota is more than met by the ugly witch's bizarrely crap performance and by many classy moments of stilted dialogue and acting. The pushy jazz score is completely Wild and Crazy, and there's also a prolonged and silly chase on foot ala Blood Feast. The threads of this film don't logically feed each other at all, yet I think that the whole thing makes for a pretty good story, and as usual, the cheapness of budget means you can see and hear all the details of life in the year in which the film was shot.

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