Something Weird

September 14, 2017 at 11:44 pm (5 Heads, Something Weird) (, , )

Something Weird – 1967 – United States

Cronin Mitchel is electrocuted by a downed power line. The nearly fatal injury leaves his face badly scarred, but also gives him ESP. As he recuperates, he becomes cynical and cruel. He pursues a career as a masked fortune teller until he is visited by an ugly old witch. She offers to heal his scarred face if Cronin becomes her lover. He hesitantly agrees.

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How to Make a Doll

May 21, 2017 at 6:18 pm (3 Heads, How to Make a Doll) (, , )

How to Make a Doll – 1968 – United States

Percy Corley is a scientist who is scared of women. He lives with his mother and drives an Isetta (like Steve Urkel from Family Matters). With another scientist named Hamilcar West, he programs a computer (with a punched card reader) to create beautiful subservient girlfriends. With a puff of smoke, nymphomaniac babes in underwear and high heels pop out of the computer and make out with the scientists. Getting tired of that, Hamilcar (somehow) transfers his mind into the computer and (somehow) teaches Percy to be a chick magnet. Percy balls women until he is sick of it and then settles down with a nice girl.

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The Gore Gore Girls

November 6, 2010 at 10:55 pm (8 Heads, Gore Gore Girls) (, , , )

The Gore Gore Girls – 1972 – United States

It’s Halloween. My intent was to do a voodoo flick, White Zombie or even Horror of the Humongous Hungry Houngan. Instead I saw Herschell Gordon Lewis’ The Gore Gore Girls. I’ve dug every HGL movie I’ve seen (not seeing The Magic Land of Mother Goose), but Gore Gore Girls, along with Two Thousand Maniacs, is his most madcap and bewildering.

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She-Devils on Wheels

June 27, 2010 at 6:46 am (6 Heads, She-Devils on Wheels) (, , , , )

She-Devils on Wheels – 1968 – United States

It’s impossible not to compare She-Devils on Wheels with Herschell Gordon Lewis’s juvenile delinquent flick, Just for the Hell of It. Shot in the same year, She-Devils features the same actors and themes. While Just for the Hell of It is more interesting, with better style and shocks, but She-Devils is still intriguingly raw, strange, and funny.

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Just for the Hell of It

June 20, 2010 at 10:14 pm (6 Heads, 8 Heads, Just for the Hell of It) (, , , , , )

Just for the Hell of It – 1968 – United States

Scene 1: Teens dance at a party to arrhythmic discordant jazz music. One pours a bowl of water over another’s head. The wet teen flips out and smashes furniture. The others join and commence to devastate an apartment for (literally) 15 minutes.

Opening Credits: A folk singer rasps a song called “Destruction” (written by director Herschell Gordon Lewis) over a lame painted title card.

Scene 2: An awesome, grinding, psychedelic rock band plays at a bar. These guys are great—they should jam at my next virgin sacrifice party. Teens slouch and talk in a mixture of hip lingo and southern accents (it’s set in Florida).

Scene 3: The teens leave the bar and cruise around (in a sweet Mustang) causing trouble. This continues for the rest of the movie. The list of atrocities is massive and shockingly hilarious.  A newspaper is lit on fire as a woman reads it, a baby is thrown into a trashcan and his stroller is smashed, a man is painted blue, an old woman gets a pie in the face, a blind man is beat with his cane, a crippled man is beat with his crutches, a group of toddlers are assaulted—and this is hardly all inclusive.

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