Definition of psychotronic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsīkəˈtränik/ /ˌsaɪkəˈtrɑnɪk/


  • 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.

    ‘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.’
  • 2Relating to psychotronics.

    ‘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.’’