Something Weird (1967)

USA, 1967
80m
35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis.

Plot Summary

An accident victim makes a deal with a witch and is granted mental powers that he uses to help solve crimes.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Herschell Gordon Lewis
© Hur-Lew 1967
Hur-Lew Productions, Inc. presents a Mayflower Pictures release
Produced by: James F. Hurley
Associate Producer: Fred Sandy
Written by: James F. Hurley
Photographed by: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Film Editor: Richard Brinkman
Background Music Composed and Conducted by: Edward J. Petan
Matched Garments: Beeline Fashions, Inc.
Makeup and Special Effects: Louise Downs
Hairstyles by: Jack Mastro
Production Designer:

Cast
Tony McCabe (Cronin ‘Mitch’ Mitchell)
Elizabeth Lee (Ellen Parker)
William Brooker [credited as Bill Brooker on the end credits] (Alex Jordan)
Mudite Arums (hag)
Ted Heil (Maddox)
Lawrence Wood [real name: Lawrence J. Aberwood] (Chief Vinton)
Larry Wellington (Rev. Ammond)
Roy Collodi (Dr Roxin)
Jeffrey Allen (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)
Lee Ahsmann (photographer)
Roger Papsch (man in bar)
Elizabeth Galloway (palm reader customer)
Sheldon Seymour [real name: Herschell Gordon Lewis] (narrator)
Vickie Wolfe (murder victim)

Extracts included in
Extra Weird (2003)
Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010)
Shiver & Shudder Show (2002)
Weirdsville with Jeffrey Sconce (2016)

References

Books

  • The Amazing Herschell Gordon Lewis and His World of Exploitation Films by Daniel Krogh, with John McCarty pp.34-36; 148 – illustrated production details; credits
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.185
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.427
  • Herschell Gordon Lewis, Godfather of Gore by Randy Palmer pp.107-108; 186 – production details; credits
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.450 – credits
  • Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990 by Brian Albright p.208
  • Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn pp.363-364