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Something Weird (film)

For the film distribution company, see Something Weird Video.
Something Weird
Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis
Produced by James F. Hurley
Fred M. Sandy
Written by James F. Hurley
Starring Tony McCabe
Elizabeth Lee
William Brooker
Music by Edward J. Petan
Cinematography Herschell Gordon Lewis
Andy Romanoff
Edited by Richard Brinkman
Hur-Lew Productions
Distributed by Mayflower Pictures (theatrical)
Something Weird Video (home video)
Release dates
Running time
80 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $35,000 (estimated)

Something Weird is a 1967 American exploitation film directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. It stars, among others, Tony McCabe and Elizabeth Lee and 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.


A man named Cronin Mitchell (Tony McCabe) survives a horrible electrical accident but ends up with a badly scarred face. He also finds that he has developed strange psychic and telekinetic powers. His maimed face depresses him and he strikes a bargain with a witch, Ellen (Elizabeth Lee), who agrees to fix him, on the condition that he becomes her lover. This is difficult, because although she appears beautiful to every one else, his powers enable him to see that she is hideously ugly. Still, he vainly wants his good looks back and so they become lovers and begin traveling the country. Cronin Mitchell becomes a renowned psychic. Circumstances change when he attempts to use his psychic abilities to identify a maniac who is committing murders in the small town of Jefferson, Wisconsin and runs head-to-head into a karate-happy government official, Alex Jordan (William Brooker), sent by the federal government to work on the case. Trouble really begins when Alex begins falling in love with the witch, and he has no idea what he is getting himself into.

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