Movies You’ve Probably Never Heard Of #34: Something Weird (1967)

something_weird_poster_1967In the words of Bear Grylls “let’s get into this“. The plot of this Herschell Gordon Lewis nonsense sees an electrician facially disfigured by an electric shock leaving him with the power of ESP which in turn attracts the attention of a haggard old witch who promises to return his good looks in exchange for sexy times. As it happens this isn’t such a bad rub as the rancid old sorcerous happens to appear as an attractive, nubile vixen to the people around her. Imagine having sex with Margret Thatcher if she could transform into Jessica Alba. You’re still having sex with the iron lady but you’d get mad man points from your chums. Anyway this arrangement works out quite well for the burn victim (a kind of crapy Harvey Dent) until a kung-fu cop falls for the witch thinking she’s a Maxim cover-girl. Ahhh shit bro you in trouble now. There’s a lot of colour filters, tripy LSD sequences, and best of all a killer blanket; and I don’t mean Blanket Jackson. Of all the inanimate objects to try a make scary a blanket is a very brave choice. As the trailer says, “Only a madman could explain it all” – indeed.

So step right up, who’s seen this one?

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Blanket South Park

Sorry wrong blanket..,

something-weird blanket

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2 thoughts on “Movies You’ve Probably Never Heard Of #34: Something Weird (1967)

  1. fringevoid says:

    I’ve seen this, good sir or madam!

    My least favorite part is the witch’s super annoying acting, but then again, it seems to fit nicely with H.G. Lewis’ lazy filmmaking.

  2. iain hammer says:

    Of course I’ve “heard of” Crack in the World and Something Weird and so on and so on… in fact I saw most of them, in theaters, on first release. Are you quite a young person?

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