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      Something Weird

      Released Mar 27, 1968 1h 20m Horror List
      Reviews 43% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Disfigured in an electrical accident, a man (Tony McCabe) with ESP and telekinetic ability asks a witch (Elizabeth Lee) to make him presentable. Read More Read Less

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 10, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member You know, if Herschell Gordon Lewis only made his nudie movies or just the gore, he'd be celebrated still, but for my money, the real good Lewis movies are the ones that almost frighten you by their incoherence or ability to fully create a world that is unlike any we will ever live in, like how She-Devils on Wheels gives us a reality — in 1968 — where female bikers are the alpha predator of all creation. Or the nihilistic mind blast that's Just for the Hell of It which ends with a character saying, "Who cares man" when everyone he knows is dead. Then there's Something Weird. Everything starts when Cronin Mitchell tries to help a man who has fallen from an electrical pole and gets rewarded with a face full of electricity which burns his face off. He wants to die — and why wouldn't he — but he's also gained ESP thanks to all that pure energy blasting him right in the brain. At this point, most people would step back, see that their work is good and then finish the movie. But Lewis is a trickster god who felt the need for more, more, more. Mitchell has become a bandaged hermit who gives psychic readings when the Bible of the Witches ends up in his hands, followed by a literal witch who promises that he can have his face back if he agrees to be her lover. Now he's handsome again, but a slave to the sorceress. She becomes his assistant Ellen and now Mitchell is hunting serial killers along with a karate chopping government agent who is in love with Ellen because he has no idea that she really looks like the cartoonist witch but hey, maybe love is blind. To find this elusive killer, it's going to take some LSD. But before that, Mitchell levitates for an audience and then finds a ghost inside a church. These side stories just pad the 80 minutes of running time but honestly, I'd pay whatever money is needed for more adventures of Mitchell being weird. Anyways, Jordan can't deal with the fact that he can't have Ellen, so he goes nutzoid and attacks her. She escapes and demands that her psychic slave murder the government agent, so Mitchell psychically attacks him with several blue blankets which somehow the misogynistic loverboy escapes and what is this movie? Then this whole thing goes proto-giallo as Mitchell takes the LSD and discovers that the cop that's been leading them through the case is the killer, but the trip he's on leads directly into a bullet between the eyes and our hero is dead. The movie keeps going. So now Jordan can be with Ellen and sees her, but at that moment he sees the witch and runs into traffic and burns his face off, which she heals but… Time is a flat circle. This is a movie that obsesses me. Like I can't stop thinking about it. Who was it for? Why was it made? Yeah, Lewis was in it to make money, but who would pay to see this (me)? All these Film Twitter kids writing about how movies stick in their head for life and how things are fever dreams and they've never had the moment where you randomly put on this movie and are not ready for its power. About as perfect a movie that's filled with imperfections can be. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member A truly bizarre and psychedelic trip that should at least keep Lewis fans entertained. There's no gore, or anything like that. Rather it's an experimental piece dealing with psychics and witchcraft, so keep your expectations in check. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Never has a movie been so aptly titled. Fascinating to behold. Unpredictable what bonkers turn the plot will take next. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Electrocuted psychic Two-Face becomes lover to a witch who helps him identify a part-time madman. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member A weird fairy tale like story about a witch and a guy who asks for her help, you feel bad for him, but I also kinda felt bad for the witch too. This is a strange movie, but if you're a fan of Herschell Gordon Lewis and weird 60s movies, I'd say it's worth seeing. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member OK THIS IS SOMETHING WEIRD , WOW THE PLOT MAKES NO SENSE OR I'M TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF WHAT I'VE JUST ENJURED. The WERID plot line starts of with a man developing ESP after he has half his face damaged. Later he is confornted by a wicth who makes a bargin with him that if he will be her lover she will repair his face. ANYWAY the FBI gets involed to investage the main character supernatural powers when the ESP man and his wicth breeze into a town to help out the local police forces with a series of murders and help remove a spirt from a church....AAAAGGGHHH THE REST OF THE FILM IS A TOTAL MINDFUCK ( OH DID I MENTION IS THE HANDY WORK OF HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS WHO HAS HALM MY MIND FOR A SECOND MIND THE FIRST BEING WITH MONSTER A GO-GO) . On another note the DVD company SOMETHING WERID VIDEO ( which is a fantasic company) got thier name from this film in fact i have viewed one of thier DVDS of this film. The main feature is just plain bad but the special features are something esle. One of the features is a short feature entitle A HOT NIGHT AT THE GO-GO CULB which starts with footage of a normal go-go club before turning into a skin flick when three topless dancers show up. Also there is a hard core phsycadallic rock short film thats more feak out material than the end of 2001 a space oddssey. Final rating 3/10 thats only due to the funny special features otherwise its lower in the films case. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Disfigured in an electrical accident, a man (Tony McCabe) with ESP and telekinetic ability asks a witch (Elizabeth Lee) to make him presentable.
      Director
      Herschell Gordon Lewis
      Producer
      James F. Hurley
      Screenwriter
      James F. Hurley
      Distributor
      Vidmark Entertainment, Something Weird Video, Video Dimensions
      Production Co
      Mayflower Pictures, Hur-Lew
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 27, 1968, Original
      Runtime
      1h 20m