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psychotronic Syllabification: psy·cho·tron·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌsīkəˈtränik/

Definition of psychotronic in English:


1Denoting or relating to a genre of movies, typically with a science fiction, horror, or fantasy theme, that were made on a low budget or poorly received by critics.
[ 1980s: coined in this sense by Michael Weldon, who edited a weekly New York guide to the best and worst films on local television]
Example sentences
  • Psychotronic films range from Attack of the Killer Tomatoes to E.T....from Angel's Wild Women and Hellcats of the Navy to/Dismember Mama and Let Me Die A Woman...from sincere social commentary to utter trash.
  • If nothing else, this throwback to the old low-budget psychotronic films of the '50s and '60s is uniquely stylish, even kitschy.
2Of or relating to psychotronics.
Example sentences
  • Biohazard is so goofy, so downright daffy in its illogical cohesiveness that you'll wonder why it hasn't crossed your psychotronic doorstep before.
  • Well, it's a cap for your head, made out of tin foil, which shields your brain from ‘most electromagnetic psychotronic mind-control carriers.’
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