The Weird Ones (Lost 1962 Pat Boyette Film)


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The Weird Ones (1962)
Surviving theatrical poster.
Surviving theatrical poster.
Status Lost

The Weird Ones is a low-budget 1962 sexploitation comedy film directed, written, and produced by Pat Boyette. The 76-minute black and white film was shot in San Antonio, TX, and it was screened for the first time in February 1962.[1]

The film is reportedly about a couple of press agents (acted by Mike Braden and Rudy Duran) specialized in promoting naked women, who team up to stop the Astronik, a space alien devoted to torture and murder young ladies.[2] In order to lead the Astronik into a trap, the protagonists use an extra-terrestrial "Cosmo-Cutie" as a bait, this character serving as a pretext for several softcore erotica scenes.

All negatives, related promotional materials, and copies of The Weird Ones were, according to Boyette himself, destroyed in a garage fire, with only the theatrical poster surviving.[3] Whether or not another copy is held by the theatrical distributor is open to conjecture, as "Crescent International Pictures" has shown no signs of life since 1969, with just a few sexploitation films of questionable quality under their belt.

References

  1. IMDb page for the film. Retrieved 01 Jun '14.
  2. A short review of the film by Hal Erickson, via nytimes.com. Retrieved 01 Jun '14.
  3. A page from Brian Albright's Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990: A State-by-State Guide with Interviews, featuring a short section on the movie. Retrieved 01 Jun '14.

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