Celebrate Jesus’ birthday the way it was intended – with greedy kids clamoring for toys, creepy guys in bad Santa suits, and retro holiday highlights lovingly curated by Santa's Little Helpers at Something Weird Video!
Ring in the holidays with nostalgic Christmas-themed theatre intermissions, weird cartoons, creepy stop-motion animation, and, brace yourself, Liberace! These hand-picked classics from Something Weird Video are sure to delight, disturb and put you in the spirit of the season.
As KID-TV visits Santa Claus' famous North Pole toy workshop, the program is watched in wonder by two sad-eyed Martian children. Their father is worried, so he leads on expeditionary force to earth. Their mission: to kidnap Father Christmas and take him back to Mars. Their first earth contacts are brother and sister Billy and Betty Foster, who not only help the Martians find the North Pole, but also make the return journey to Mans...Read More
Here’s an odd but nonetheless fascinating time capsule of late- Sixties social unrest filtered through the mind of Florida-based sexploitation producer-director HARRY KERWIN. Yup, the man who made Strange Rampage, My Third Wife George, and Girls Come Too - and who was also the brother of Blood Feast star Bill Kerwin wanted to tap into the same youth market companies Like AlP were so good at exploiting. But lacking the funds to make ...Read More
Of all the filmmakers who toiled in the world of exploitation, no one made films as consistently rude, offensive, and jaw-droppingly outrageous as roadshow pioneer DWAIN ESPER, the man who made Maniac (1934) and Marijuana (1936). Written by Mrs. Esper, HILDEGARDE STADIE (who allegedly based the main character on an opium-smoking uncle), and filled with enough plot for a dozen exploitation movies, Narcotic claims to be dedicated to "Th...Read More
Fans of vintage educational shorts will no doubt enjoy this feature produced by a company called Police Science, which combines elements of the juvenile delinquency and classroom-scare genres, and presents them in the manner of a police training film. Sternly narrated by ART GILMORE (and re-released in 1962 as The Dread Persuasion), The Narcotic Story chronicles the life of Joyce, a former "hype" -- classic drug slander for a user -- ...Read More
Reefer Madness is a 1936 American propaganda film revolving around the melodramatic events that ensue when high school students are lured by pushers to try marijuana—from a hit and run accident, to manslaughter, suicide, attempted rape, hallucinations, and descent into madness due to marijuana addiction. The film was directed by Louis Gasnier and featured a cast of mainly little-known actors.
Before he became known for distributing such drive-in epics as I Drink Your Blood, I Eat Your Skin, and I Spit on Your Grave, JERRY GROSS directed two fascinating little quickies - Girl on A Chain Gang (’65) and Teenage Mother (’67) - that are textbook examples of classic old-school exploitation. In fact. shot-on-Long-Island Teenage Mother seems to take its inspiration from a half dozen old roadshow films, updated for the Sixties, a...Read More
"Are you beat?" asks coffee-shop impresario Mr. T. "Oh, sure, man," his sleazy friend Sid replies."Cool, way out, and long gone, dad!" Actually, although they’re right in the middle of Beatsville U.S.A. - complete with beat poets, chess games, bongo-and-flute music, and beatnik babes in black leotards - they’re both phonies. Sidney - played by instantly-recognizable character actor NED GLASS (the guy who’s always sneezing in Charade) ...Read More
Beatniks? What beatniks? Two-bit punks, a closet rock-&-roll star, and an out-of-his-mind psycho: yes. Beatniks: no. Though The Beatniks was probably a last-minute title change to replace a less exploitable moniker, it didn’t make much of a difference to the audiences of 1960. After all, to a world emerging from the Eisenhower era, bohemian artists and beat-generation poets were seen as little more than socially maladjusted misfits in...Read More
“The Film That’s Scorchin’ The Nation’s Screens!” The She who Shoulda Said ‘No’! is honeypot LILA LEEDS (Lady in the Lake, Moonrise) who was busted for doing doobies with rugged Robert Mitchum just months before this updated upgrade of Reefer Madness. Cashing in on the notoriety of “The Screen’s Newest Blonde Bomb,” KROGER BABB, “America’s Fearless Showman,” promoted the film as “The Story of Lila Leeds and Her Expose of the Ma...Read More
Join some terrified teens spending a night in a haunted house and get spooked by a mad doctor and his ghoulish gang when the Monsters Crash The Pajama Party, a 1965 spook show theatrical featurette complete with Werewolf, Gorilla in a fur coat, and goofy gimmick! Beware, they might get you.
"War babies. They want to be different. They don't want to belong to any mass society. They have their own-type clubs, their own 'in' groups." Thus Malamondo, an elegant look at early-Sixties' teenage angst and "way out youth," Euro-style, set to the delirious musical musings of a young ENNIO MORRICONE! "Teenage swingers" ski in the nude in the Swiss Alps! (Skinny-skiing?) At a summer resort in Italy, "the children of the post-war ...Read More
Musician Richard Carlson is haunted by a ghostly girlfriend in director Bert I. Gordon's 72-Minute feature length Chiller-Diller from 1960.
This archival short subject about a robot that frees house wives from menial tasks was shown at the New York World's Fair in 1940.
1950s Archival short subject “The Dance Of Tomorrow,” featuring a glimpse into the future of automobiles.
1930's Archival Short Subject "Scarred Face."
Assassin Of Youth, the third major marijuana film of the 1930s, borrowed its title from an article written by Harry Anslinger, the head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, who succeeded in criminalizing the drug in 1937. Assassin of Youth, along with Marijuana and Reefer Madness, convinced the public that dope turned kids into sex crazed murderers. And with the evidence so compellingly presented here, who could doubt it?
Sal Mineo narrates the Psychedelic Truth about Acid in Classroom Scare-Film, LSD: Insight Or Insanity! Documentary about the potentially dangerous and unpredictable drug LSD. Various experts discuss how LSD is made and the hazards involved in using it while avid users explain why they enjoy taking it. The life of the typical teen in the late 1960s is presented, with rebellion and experimentation in clothes, hair, and extracurricular ...Read More
Beyond The Valley Of The Doll’s David Gurian is among the victims of Drugs & Alcohol in Classroom Scare-Film "A Crutch For All Seasons." A 1960's scare film portrays real-life situations where young people become addicted to marijuana and drug use or alcohol use. The destructive effects of drugs and alcohol are demonstrated.
"Organized narcotics traffic is big business, and to get to the top, you've got to go to the bottom!" says sourpuss Lt. Lacey (a particularly dour, soon-to-be-dead PAUL KELLY) in this wonderfully lurid cross between a JD flick, Reefer Madness, and Dragnet from the pre-rock-'n'-roll be-bob bleakness of the 1950s, in which the search for a teenage junkie uncovers a small town festering with high-school hipsters eager to get Hooked.
From director IRVIN S. YEAWORTH, the man who made The Blob, 4-D Man, and Dinosaurus, comes the “True-Life Story” of Fred Garland, a liquor-lovin’ producer, talent agent, swindler, and “complete bum” who gets hooked on heroin and ends up becoming… a preacher! Shot in 1952 as Twice Convicted, the film was eventually transformed into The Flaming Teenage when additional non-Yeaworth footage was added of Teenage Alcoholics making damn fool...Read More
Learn the true facts about Marijuana along with Fiorello La Guardia, Billy Curtis and Mr. John Holmes in this 1971 Featurette.
In Alice in Acidland (1969), a wholesome college student succumbs to the temptations of marijuana and becomes a dope-crazed sexual omnivore until she hits rock bottom after taking the plunge into LSD.
It’s Buck Rogers for adults as Col. James Granilla, an alien in human disguise, visits the flying saucer of Captain Mother and her all-girl crew in the year 2069. But because Granilla is a “Planetarian” and all the lovely space nymph are “Terranians,” he seeks to learn all about their intimate ways. Though Captain Mother, a sadistic whip-wielding lesbian, frowns on her gals making it with men, everyone wants to make it with Granil...Read More
Fuego (1968, 81 min.) means fire and Isabel Sarli is burning up! Argentina's greatest cinema sex symbol stars as Laura, a nymphomaniac who may very well be sexually insane. Despite the constant attention of her husband, Laura just can't be satisfied. Though she makes it with almost every man in sight, what really pushes her hubby over the edge is Laura's affair with Andrea, her lizard-like lesbian housekeeper.
Jekyll and Hyde get a sex change! When slimy stud Dr. Chris Leeder (Jack Buddliner) takes possession of Dr. Jekyll's ancient notebook, he quickly becomes obsessed with the murderous sex crimes of the original Mr. Hide. Ignoring the notebook's warning that the Jekyll and Hyde formula "makes people appear as they really are," the demented doc mixes the potion and promptly turns into..."Miss Hyde" (Jane Tsentas), a sexy blonde in a mini-...Read More
Kowabunga! It's the big one, sofa surfers! Teaserama is a tidal wave of talent featuring burley's hottest stars, along with America's pin-up sweetheart, the legendary BETTIE PAGE (as a 'page' girl, of course) in this Beautiful Production from IRVING KLAW. Why, it's practically the Holy Grail of Girlie Flicks!
Choosing between her sheepherder husband or a fugitive horse thief sends Isabel Sarli straight to a brothel in "The Female" (1962, 94 min.), an Argentinean cross between Erskine Caldwell and a spaghetti western.
In Smoke and Flesh (1968), a groovy pot party takes a dangerous turn as a shifty pusher turns on the revelers with LSD, leading to a seriously bad trip for all concerned.
Named for (the atomic bomb, Native American Johnny Firecloud (VICTOR MOHICA) returns from Viet Nam to encounter the white-trash bigots controlling his home town. "One of these days I may have to kill that Indian," says the self-loathing sheriff Jesse (DAVID CANARY in a terrific performance) who's running from his homosexual past and is under the devious control of wealthy rancher Colby (RALPH MEEKER) who hates Indians in general and ...Read More
Larry Buchanan reveals The Other Side of Bonnie & Clyde through dramatic reenactments, an interview with a woman kidnapped by them, a discussion with a former "Public Enemy No. 1" and friend of the iller couple and the grisly aftermath of Bonnie & Clyde's roadside execution in 1934!
Featuring America’s ultimate pin-up goddess, Bettie Page! The Queen of the Curves teams up with fellow bump-and-grind legends, Lily St. Cyr, Tempest Storm, Chris LaChris, and Trudy Wayne, along with an assortment of bags-pants comics, for the holy grail of full-color girl flicks.
In between the goofy horrors of The Naked Witch and The Eye Creatures, cult director Larry Buchanan tackled nothing less than the killing of President John F. Kennedy by showing what THE TRIAL OF LEE HARVEY OSWALD might have been like had Oswald lived to defend himself. Film in Dallas shortly after the assassination - before the results of The Warren Report and the flood of various conspiracy theories - “The testimony, evidence and fa...Read More
An "adults only" retelling of the legend of Zorro. Posing as a limp-wristed pansy by day (who rides a white donkey), Don Diego secretly becomes Zorro at night, brandishing his long, quick rapier! When he's not helping the oppressed, fighting duels, or slashing the letter "Z" into derrieres, Zorro is busy bedding down gorgeous senoritas until he zeros in on Maria, Bonasario's lovely niece.
In response to President Nixon's Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse, adult filmmaker Alex de Renzy weighs in with Weed his take on "The Great American Grass Problem" in which he interviews customs agents and drug dealers, travels to Vietnam ("Just ask for Number One cigarettes!"), Cambodia (in search of "Cambodian Red"), and Nepal (where shops offer tourists "Best Quality Hashish at Cheapest Rate"), and finds marijuana growing wil...Read More
"A far-out trip thru a hard rock tunnel!" Take three hot-to-trot groupies, mix well with the seventies L.A. rock scene, add plenty of sex, drugs and violence and watch as it all explodes.
Buxom skin-goddess Pat Barrington (Mantis in Lace) is just one of The Acid Eaters a bunch of 9-to-5 working stiffs who become drug-crazed bikers on the weekend! After Miss Barrington kills a galpal in a catfight and the deceased inexplicably returns as a girlfriend for wacky artist Artie, the group enters a pyramid made of giant LSD sugar cubes which is also the entrance to Hell where Artie suddenly turns into The Devil and everything...Read More
From director Frank Henenlotter (Frankenhooker, Brain Damage) and co-producer Mike Vraney (the late founder of Something Weird Video) comes the epic documentary critics call "fascinating" (Video Watchdog), "titillating" (Time Out Los Angeles) and "jaw-dropping" (Seattle Weekly): Henenlotter and legendary exploitation monarch David F. Friedman - in his final film appearance - are your hosts for this eye-popping expedition through the w...Read More