The Psychotronic Man (1980)

Psychotronics are a conspiracy theory that believe that “government agents make use of electromagnetic radiation (such as the microwave auditory effect), radar, and surveillance techniques to transmit sounds and thoughts into people’s heads, affect people’s bodies, and harass people.”

This film uses that term and ended up inspiring Michael J. Weldon to create his magazine Psychotronic Video, which sought to discover and get the word out about movies that the mainstream ignored.

Chicago barber Rocky Foscoe — what a name! — has discovered that he has psychotronic powers that he uses to blast his wife and create enough of a problem that a SWAT team — and government agents that want to use him for their own dark agenda — have to be called in.

Produced completely out of the studio system, shot entirely in Chicago and self-financed, The Psychotronic Man is the very definition of a regional film. As a result, you can watch this secure in the knowledge that no matter how dangerous the stunts look or how great the downtown settings are filmed, they were all done with no permits.

You can watch this on Tubi.

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