The Washington Psychotronic Film Society is dedicated to the the appreciation and defense of: Independent, cutting-edge, student, experimental, anime, off-beat, underground, obscure, super-8, low-budget, classic, forgotten, must-see, and just about anything on film.
Greetings to all Psychotronic fans of the world. We are the Washington Psychotronic Film Society. A group of film lovers who meet on a regular basis, screening some of the most Psychotronic films in the world. The term Psychotronic was coined by the author of the Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film, Michael Weldon. He got it from the movie, "The Psychotronic Man". As in the term, alternative music, Psychotronic falls into that catogory. Meaning just about everything except the Norm. Got that... good. Now more about us. Were a bunch of people who love films. We come from all walks of life. Our members and mailing list consists of regular Janes and Joes, Lawyers, computer geeks, film enthusiasts/geeks, govt. workers, one millionaire, and the curious minded. What we're really all about is like..I know what.... try to imagine that you're watching a great film or a film that you've just got to tell someone about, and you want to call a friend over to watch it with you. That's us, but on a larger scale. We call up all our friends. Thanks to the Motion Picture Board of America, we were able to purchase an umbrella license from them in order to show films in theaters and clubs in the D.C. area. Our membership is free and we will never sell your name to another party. We just need donations to help pay for our license. If you'd like to help out, send your name, address, phone number (0ptional) and a donation of $5 or more if you'd like. No salesperson will call. Our address is:
The Washington Psychotronic Film Society
WPFS was founded in 1989 by Melanie Scott. For years, our base has been in
the Mid-town D.C. area, but recently, we've moved to Dr. Dremo's Taphouse
in Arlington, Virginia. We've now teamed up with Trash Palace because it
was the most logical thing to do since they'd been helping find or supply
us with films for the past 5 years. So look around and come visit us for
all your Psychotronic needs.
JUNE SCHEDULE: This page was designed by Brian D.
Horrorwitz so blame him! Copyright © 2003 WPFS / Trash Palace
The Washington Psychotronic Film Society now screens in two places, alternating every other week with Dr. Dremo's Taphouse (2001 Clarendon Blvd in Arlington, Virginia, 22201) and Stetson's Famous Bar and Grill (1610 U St. N.W. in Washington, D.C.)
Shows begin at 8pm
Admission is always free. A $2.00 donation will get you a door prize ticket to win some cool crapola!
(1986) Directed by Sam Raimi
Lil Patty MacCormack plays the Quintessential bad girl in this 50's classic film about a lil girl that kills on account of she don't know that killin's bad or does she? You just make sure you watch out for them stick blood-hounds...you hear. This film sparked one of my favorite local bands, 'Rhoda and the Bad Seeds'. ~Carl
Trashpalace Presents: The Horror of Party
(1964) Directed by Del Tenney
Great black & white rock-n -shock schlocker that answers the question "Just what happens when leaky tubs of radioactive waste are dumped into the ocean?". It turns a sunken shipful of skeletons into hilarious looking bloodthirsty creatures, that's what! Imagine a hunchbacked Creature From The Black Lagoon with bugged-out eyes and a boatload of hotdogs sticking outta' his mouth and you get the idea!! Great scenes of the surf band The Del-Aires rocking out on the beach with tunes like "The Zombie Stomp"! See a heard of horrible monsters crash a girls pajama party! A cult classic and presented here by Trash Palace in a remastered UNCUT version! Before the show will be a bunch of teenage monster beach party a-go-go trailers so don't be late! ~Horrorwitz
The Bad Seed
(1956) Directed by Marvyn LeRoy
(2002) Directed by Alvin Ecarma
Before WPFS's own Sir Alvin D. Ecarma makes the move to the greener pastures of Hollywood, we'll be treating DC to one more screening of his indie, insta-classic debut feature. What Wes Craven's "Scream" is to Horror, "Lethal Force" is to action and this jam-packed, hi-octane send-up has received raves from places like the Washington Post and Film Threat and was one of Ain't It Cool News' Top 10 Indies of 2001.Preceded by some of Alvin's classic shorts, it's sure to be a night to lookback on fondly (or with deep regret, whatever the case may be.) ~Carl
For all of your Psychotronic movie needs, please check out their web site for a huge selection of rare movies on videotape, cult movie DVD's, hard-to-find movie soundtracks on CD and LP, original exploitation movie posters, stills and lobby-cards, books, mags, toys & crap!!
This page was designed by Brian D. Horrorwitz so blame him! Copyright © 2003 WPFS / Trash Palace