P S Y C H O T R O N I C
P S Y C H O T R O N I C is a collection of far-out films all listed in Michael Weldon's cult guide to the wildest movies ever made, and the film guide that Quentin Tarantino swears by, 'The Psychotronic Encyclopaedia of Film'. Described by Weldon as "[films] traditionally ignored or ridiculed by mainstream critics at the time of their release: horror, exploitation, action, science fiction, and movies that used to play in drive-ins or inner city grindhouses", this is where you will find all our wildest, coolest stuff.
From the slightly offbeat to the outlandishly bizarre, P S Y C H O T R O N I C is a collection of outrageous films ranging from sincere social commentary to degrading trash, but all united by the fact that they are all full of mucho weirdness and massive fun! So, sit back and prepare yourself for a journey into a dimension of Cult film that can only be described as P S Y C H O T R O N I C.
Still traumatised by the loss of her husband, well-meaning social worker Ann Gentry (Anjanette Comer: The Loved One) throws herself into her latest assignment: the case of "Baby", a 21-year-old man with the mind of an infant - who crawls, cries and has yet to make it out of nappies. But Baby's fa...
Beyond the Door
Legendary filmmaker Ovidio G. Assonitis, whose 'Tentacles and Piranha II' sought to cash in on the killer fish craze spawned by 'Jaws', first hit pay dirt in 1974 with 'Beyond the Door' - a gloriously bonkers riff on 'The Exorcist' featuring Emmy Award-winning actress Juliet Mills and distinguish...
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
In 1970, young first-time director Dario Argento (Deep Red, Suspiria) made his indelible mark on Italian cinema with The Bird with the Crystal Plumage – a film which redefined the ‘giallo’ genre of murder-mystery thrillers and catapulted him to international stardom.
Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante, W...
The Blancheville Monster (Italian version)
1963 • Italy • Directed by Alberto De Martino
The perverse influence of Poe is used to great effect in Alberto De Martino’s The Blancheville Monster – a tale of family curses and madmen in the attic, as Emilie de Blancheville (Ombretta Colli, Gladiator of Rome) returns home to her brother Roderi...
1963 • United States • Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis
The filmography of late movie maverick Herschell Gordon Lewis brims with the mad, macabre, and just downright bizarre. But perhaps the most unhinged of all his directorial efforts, and certainly the most influential, must surely be his or...
The Cat o' Nine Tails
When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, blind puzzle-maker Franco Arnò (Karl Malden: Patton, One-Eyed Jacks), who overheard an attempt to blackmail one of the institute's scientists shortly before the robbery, teams up with intrepid reporter Carlo Giordani (James Franciscus: Ben...
From The Bad Seed to Bloody Birthday, the killer kid movie has long been a staple of the horror genre - but they don't come quite as devilish or downright delirious as 1977's The Child! Young Alicianne arrives at an isolated old farmhouse to look after her new charge, Rosalie - a curious little g...
1971 • United Kingdom • Directed by Peter Sasdy
In 17th-century Hungary, elderly widow Countess Elisabeth Nádasdy maintains her misleading youthful appearance by bathing in the blood of virgins regularly supplied to her by faithful servant Captain Dobi.
1973 • United States • Directed by George A. Romero
After the experimental outings of There’s Always Vanilla and Season of the Witch, Night of the Living Dead director George A. Romero returned to rather more distinct horror territory with his 1973 infection opus The Crazies.
When a plane carry...
1966 • Japan • Directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda
As the earth tremors beneath their feet, rumors of an ancient god called the Majin that lies beneath the rock abound amongst the peasant denizens of a small mountain village community ruled over by the benevolent feudal lord Handabusa (Ryūzо̄ Shimada)....
Death Curse of Tartu
Made in Florida in the mid-1960's, Death Curse of Tartu tells the story of a group of young people who venture into the everglades to party. However by going there they disturb the burial ground of Tartu, a witch doctor who has been dead for 400 years. Not wanting strangers on his ground, Tartu c...
From Dario Argento, maestro of the macabre and the man behind some the greatest excursions in Italian horror (Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage), comes Deep Red - arguably the ultimate giallo movie. One night, musician Marcus Daly (David Hemmings, Blow Up), looking up from the street be...
The Devils Rain
1975 • United States • Directed by Robert Fuest
A Satanist cult leader is burnt alive by the local church. He vows to come back to hunt down and enslave every descendant of his congregation, by the power of the book of blood contracts, in which they sold their souls to the devil.
The Driller Killer
1979 • United States • Directed by Abel Ferrara
In career that has encompassed such controversial classics as Ms. 45, Bad Lieutenant and Welcome to New York, none of Abel Ferrara’s films have quite managed to match the shock, extremity and downright notorious nature of The Driller Killer. Ferrar...
Gamera: The Giant Monster
The initial entry in the Gamera series was Daiei Studios' first successful attempt at making a massive scale kaiju movie. Hibernating under the Arctic, the turtle monster Gamera is awakened by an atomic bomb test. The behemoth creates chaos when it arrives in Japan and an ambitious plan must be h...
Gamera vs. Jiger
When a giant stone statue on Wester Island is disturbed, the legendary monster Jiger appears and heads for Japan. Gamera tries to stop this new rival, only to be injured when Jiger lays eggs inside of him. As two boys in a submarine go on a dangerous quest inside of Gamera's body to save him, Jig...
The Gore Gore Girls
A vicious killer with more than just a little sense of (albeit, twisted) humour is butchering the girls of a saucy go-go dancing club. As the grim death toll mounts, young female reporter Nancy Weston teams up with impossibly obnoxious private investigator Abraham Gentry to try and crack the case...
The Gruesome Twosome
After dabbling in the unlikely world of children's entertainment with the likes of Jimmy, the Boy Wonder and The Magic Land of Mother Goose, in 1967 Godfather of Gore Herschell Gordon Lewis returned to genre he helped create with the delightfully depraved The Gruesome Twosome! The young women of ...
The Hills Have Eyes
1977 • United States • Directed by Wes Craven
Horror master Wes Craven achieved critical and commercial success with the likes of Scream and A Nightmare on Elm Street - but for many genre fans, the director's seminal effort The Hills Have Eyes remains his masterpiece. Taking a detour whilst on r...
The Hooked Generation
Daisy, Acid, and Dum Dum are young druggies caught in a downward spiral of dope addiction. They attempt to break into the drug smuggling business using the Cuban Navy as their suppliers—unfortunately their plan gets completely screwed up. Along their way down, they kidnap a young man and his biki...
1973 • United Kingdom • Directed by Antony Balch
Following his forced retirement from an appalling rock band, Jason decides to vacation at Brittlehouse Manor, a health farm run by the leather-gloved, ex-Nazi scientist Dr. Storm. Along the way, Jason meets Judy, also on her way to Brittlehouse Ma...
The House That Dripped Blood
1971 • United Kingdom • Directed by Peter Duffell
A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house.
How to Make a Doll
The young, gifted university professor Dr. Percy Corley has no trouble explaining the relationship between x and y, but in matters of love, the relationship between b and g remains a puzzling mystery! That is, until his trusted colleague, Dr. Hamilcar West, completes work on his supercomputer wit...
Humanoids From the Deep
Humanoid sea creatures emerge from the depths and start killing a fishing town's residents and raping their women. It's up to the townsfolk and a visiting biologist to fight back and fend them off. This glorious, gory and grisly 1980 monster movie also features a score by James Horner and Roger C...