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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cronin 'Mitch' Mitchell
... Ellen Parker
... Dr. Alex Jordan
... The Hag
... Det. Maddox
... Chief Vinton (as Lawrence Wood)
Larry Wellington ... Rev. Ammond
Roy Collodi ... Dr. Roxin
... 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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An unbelievable journey into the awesome worlds of E.S.P. and witchcraft! See more »

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Fantasy | Horror

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August 1967 (USA)  »

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The Eerie World of Dr. Jordan  »

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$35,000 (estimated)
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Included as one of Elvira's "Something Weird" collection (seen on Comcast On Demand Oct. 2006). See more »

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Featured in Shiver & Shudder Show (2002) See more »

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Something for Every HGL Fan
23 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

In some ways, this is H.G. Lewis's "Citizen Kane." He let himself truly express himself in this one, unrestrained by conventions of logic or continuity. It actually has more special effects than most of his movies – and less of them are gore than in most of the non-adult movies as well. The levitation scene is amazing – low budget filmmakers had been levitating people more effectively than that since Melies – but then he tops everything with the "blanket attack" sequence. Lewis must have been reading Leary, because he allows that LSD could be used for a peaceful purpose, although of course he also gives us a typical 60s "freakout" on top of it (acid can be used for good, but it has to hurt, I guess). This is a movie for a very special audience, which thankfully has found it.


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