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Something Weird (1967)

Not Rated | | 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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James F. Hurley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Larry Wellington ... Rev. Ammond
Roy Collodi Roy Collodi ... Dr. Roxin
Jeffrey Allen ... Dr. White
Richard Nilsson Richard Nilsson ... EMT Doctor
Carolyn Smith Carolyn Smith ... Nurse Browning
Norm Lenet Norm Lenet ... Stein
Louis Newman Louis Newman ... Ambulance Attendant
Dick Gaffield Dick Gaffield ... Drunkard at Restaurant
Janet Charlton Janet Charlton ... Secretary
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Lust and Passion Surround the Incredible, Supernatural Worlds of E.S.P. & Witchcraft in a Boiling, Bizarre Tale of Mad Love that Shocks Even the Unearthly! See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Eerie World of Dr. Jordan See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Budget:

$35,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Hur-Lew Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Included as one of Elvira's "Something Weird" collection (seen on Comcast On Demand Oct. 2006). See more »

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A Mid-Grade Lewis Film
7 November 2016 | by gavin6942See 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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