psychotronic

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  • adj. Of or relating to a genre of low-budget films featuring fantastic horror or science fiction themes.

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Note

This word is a blend of ‘psycho’, slang for ‘crazy, insane,’ and ‘-tronic’ of ‘electronic.’ The earlier meaning, ‘referring to psychotronics,’ which is ‘the study of the interaction between matter, energy and the mind,’ came about in the late 1960s. The film meaning originated in the early 1980s and was first used by publisher/editor Michael Weldon.

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