Phenome-Con: The Amazing World of Ghosts + Lost & Found Film Club

Ouija: Origin of Evil presents a curated cabinet of curiosities, featuring phenomenal phenomenons, conspiracies, and conjurings on Cinefamily’s patio!

Is it accidental surrealism, an arthouse hoax—or both? The Amazing World of Ghosts holds a special place in our hearts as the single strangest entry in the ‘70s Phenome-con sweepstakes. Comprised of piles of seemingly unrelated stock footage, glued together with a rambling, Joycean stream-of-consciousness voice-over, the film is a schizo treatise loosely linking the universe’s colorful rainbow of ghosts: Bigfoot ghosts, space alien ghosts, voodoo ghosts, Loch Ness ghosts, wild child ghosts, goat herder ghosts, Chilean earthquake ghosts, bicycle-riding ghosts, and more. Like a fuzzy transmission from the heart of the Fourth Dimension, drenched in raw, harsh zonked-out Moog blurps and library record funk cuts, the demented results of this enigmatic oddity make your average paranormal doc look positively—uh, normal!

Dir. Wheeler Winston Dixon, 1978, 16mm, 91 min.

Plus bonus 16mm pseudoscience shorts!

Watch the Cinefamily original trailer!