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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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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)
 
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Edward J. Petan 
 
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Herschell Gordon Lewis 
Andy Romanoff 
 
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Richard Brinkman 
 
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Allison Louise Downe .... special makeup effects artist (as Louise Downe)
Jack Mastro .... hair stylist
 
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William Petan .... unit manager
Andy Romanoff .... production manager
 
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Guy Galloway .... sound recordist
 
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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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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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Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV)See more »

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Wow...did this really REALLY suck!, 30 October 2009
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Even for a Hershell Gordon Lewis film SOMETHING WEIRD really sucked. I am not just talking bad--I am talking colossally inept, ridiculous and completely stupid bad! There was almost nothing about the film that I liked, except perhaps to look at the pretty lady playing the witch--she was awfully cute. The acting, direction, script and especially the cinematography were abominable--so horrible that I would consider this film even worse than some of Lewis' other grade-z movies. BLOOD FREAK and THIS'LL KILL YA looked more intelligently made than this film--and they, too, really sucked as well.

The fact that the director was inept wasn't a big surprise, but the biggest problem was actually not Lewis' direction but the cinematography. The camera often darted about, moved jerkily, the camera jiggled and the shots were often poorly centered. And who can we blame for this aspect of the film? If you check the credits, you'll see that it's credited to none other than Hershell Gordon Lewis himself! Okay, it's inept. So let's at least talk about the plot--which is probably the best thing about the film (other than the cute and sexy witch who cannot act to save her life). The first few scenes really have nothing to do with the film. Why he showed guys doing martial arts and some of the other early scenes was beyond me. Anyway, after a while the real film begins. A guy is hit by a live wire and it nearly kills him. In the process, however, it fries the left side of his face AND leaves him with psychic powers (kids: DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME). You'd think he'd be happy about this, but the guy is a whiny jerk. His life only starts working after he meets a witch (who I must point out again was really good looking....and a horrid actress). She can give him even more psychic powers AND restore his face to normal. At first, this arrangement works out great...but, as with all deals with Satan, it naturally comes to bite the guy in the butt by the end of the film.

Overall, this film is a mess only bad film buffs like myself can enjoy. It's every bit as stupid as PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE and a total waste of the $583 they spent to make the film (including film developing and catering costs).

Dumb, inept and silly from start to finish.

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