ODDITIES THEATER: Head of the Family (1996)

It’s S-S-Saturday! And what do we do here on Saturdays, folks? We… get… WEIRD.

Today I’m writing to you from Cleveland, OH, where I’ve decided to spend my 38th birthday. Why Cleveland? I dunno. Just gonna walk around and see whatever I see. I’ve only been here once before and I never really got to explore. I hear there’s a witchcraft museum out here. Sounds like an interesting place to buy a t-shirt.

Oh… but what about this week’s weird film? Just because I’m traveling doesn’t mean we shut down Oddities Theater, nope. The show must go on!

So what are we watching this week? How about a Charles Band film? We haven’t done one of those yet. Of the ones I’ve seen, this one is by far my favorite. Super weird, hilarious premise, oddball characters, even sort of sexy in an uncomfortable sort of way. Head of the Family. I think you’ll dig it.

Alright folks, it’s time I get out there in the world and go exploring. If you’re not out exploring this weekend, give this flick a shot. Let me know what you think (Twitter).

Cheers! 🍻

Until next time…

ODDITIES THEATER: Frankenhooker (1990)

It’s Saturday! You know what that means… let’s get weird.

Today we’ll be watching a cult classic from B-movie legend Frank Henenlotter, the master behind such schlock horror greats as Brain Damage, Bad Biology, and the Basket Case trilogy. How could we be called Oddities Theater without showing any of Henenlotter’s bizarre films? We’re putting an end to that nonsense today.

From the back cover: “A New Jersey mad doctor (James Lorinz) rebuilds his girlfriend (Patty Mullen) with body parts from exploded hookers.”

And that’s all you need to know.

It is our great pleasure to screen for you today… Frankenhooker!

ODDITIES THEATER: The Greasy Strangler (2017)

It’s July 16th, 2022. Saturday. Time to GET WEIRD.

This week we’re getting REAL WEIRD. Are you ready for that? Surely the last 7 months of weird film have prepared you for this, no? What happens if you’re not ready? Will your brain melt into some gelatinous goo and leak out your ear holes? Will your heart swell and burst through your ribcage? Or will you simply just lay down and cry due to the heightened level of absurdity revealing itself to you in its purest form right there on your television screens?

Everyone reacts differently. I’m excited to see which one you are. For those of you who’ve followed Doom Fiction closely over the years, you have nothing to worry about. You’ve embraced your weird and films like this only make you more powerful. I salute you!

Okay, so the film we’ll be watching this week is:

THE GREASY STRANGLER.

Yes, it’s about a man who greases himself up and strangles people. It quite obvious who the killer is right from the beginning, but discovering secrets isn’t what makes this film fun. This movie has a certain trashy charm that is endearing and lighthearted, however still manages to be disgusting and utterly… well, stupid. It’s great. I love it. I’ve seen it 3 times now. I hope you love it as well.

Alright, weirdos, it’s time to pop up your snack corn, tear open those candy bar wrappers and veg out for a couple hours. Happy viewing!

You all have a great [weird] weekend! Talk soon.

NOW AVAILABLE: Goddamn Electric Nights (audiobook)

It’s finally here, and just in time for the weekend too! Goddamn Electric Nights is finally available in audiobook format!

https://www.audible.com/pd/B0B6JQHFX9?source_code=ASSORAP0511160007

When electricity hangs in the air so thick the moon and stars fizzle and drown in a sea of light, the people living within it, breathing it in, can never be “normal.”

From disfigured mutants accidentally murdering god to a man falling madly in love with a blood-thirsty VCR, we promise you’ve never read anything as bizarre as this!

In these six tales, Pauley explores the lives of those living in the darkest corners of the world, those living electric:

GODDAMN ELECTRIC NIGHTS.

Contains the stories:

1) Slime Night!
2) Killing Teddy (previously published under the names Insection 8 and The Third Floor)
3) The Spiders of Honeyville
4) Hypnagogia
5) $5 Electric Suzie
6) Spin Doctors Mixtape