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Now displaying: March, 2022
Mar 7, 2022

Bill speaks to author and magazine publisher/editor Michael J. Weldon about his many endeavors, from drumming with Cleveland proto-punk act Mirrors and reviewing movies for Cle, to Psychotronic, his photocopied, hand-written fanzine that lead to books like the influential PSYCHOTRONIC ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FILM, the long-running PSYCHOTRONIC VIDEO magazine, calendars, film festivals and the Psychotronic store he manages today.  Other topics include Ghoulardi, Roger Corman, hypnotism, Diane Keaton’s HEAVEN, Club 57, Johnny Ramone, cattle call auditions for GHETTO FREAKS, childhood filmmaking efforts, Alfred Sole, research methods, 42nd Street theatres, THE HYPNOTIC EYE and being killed over and over by Dr. Butcher, M.D.

Visit Psychotronic.com:
http://psychotronic.com

Read old issues of Psychotronic Video Magazine:
https://archive.org/details/psychotronic

Watch a Psychotronic tour of 42nd Street:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTNAE82werw

Kurt Loder plugs Psychotronic on MTV:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M--jNfflu8M

Hear Michael Weldon’s band Mirrors:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENw6co2BUc4

Buy THESE FISTS BREAK BRICKS:
https://mondoshop.com/products/these-fists-break-bricks

Buy: DO YOU BELIEVE IN SWEDISH SIN? SWEDISH EXPLOITATION FILM POSTERS 1951-1984:

https://www.amazon.com/Believe-Swedish-Exploitation-Posters-1951-1984/dp/9198677209

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