The American Genre Film Archive On Why Exploitation Movies Are Worth Preserving

The late Mike Vraney, a former projectionist with a penchant for the unusual, founded Something Weird Video in 1990, showcasing the best in exploitation cinema from the 1930s to the 1970s. Featuring sleazy sexploitation flicks, drive-in classics, gory horror tales, and weird obscurities, Something Weird became a right of passage for B-movie fans around the world. The company introduced audiences to the icons of exploitation, including Joe Sarno, Herschell Gordon Lewis, and Doris Wishman.