Underground Film Journal

George Kuchar

George Kuchar began his filmmaking career in the early 1950s by making short, humorous homages to Hollywood melodramas and sci-fi flicks with his twin brother Mike when both were just teenagers growing up in the Bronx, New York. After collaborating together for several years, the brothers split up to make films individually, even though they would still continue to contribute to each other's films.

As the Kuchars' fame grew in the NYC avant-garde film world, George was eventually offered a teaching position at the San Francisco Art Institute in the early '70s. On the West Coast, he would make several short films a year using his students as cast and crew; plus, he regularly made short diary documentaries, particularly about his trips to the midwest to chase big storms.

George Kuchar's legacy on the avant-garde and mainstream film worlds is incalculable, nor is it known exactly how many films he actually made since nobody has ever kept track of his prodigious output over the years. The filmography below -- and pretty much all filmographies -- will be incomplete.

George passed away on Sept. 6, 2011. He is survived by his brother Mike.

Watch Streaming Films By George Kuchar:

Filmography

The Butchered Beefcake (2011)
Empire of Evil (2011)
HotSpell (2011)
Calorie Cottage (2010)
Delectable Destinations (2010)
Jewel of Jeopardy (2010)
Lingo of the Lost (2010)
The Nutrient Express (2010)
Room 666 (2010)
Tummy Ache Time (2010)
Vintage Visits (2010)
Webtide (2010)
Zealots of the Zinc Zone (2010)
Art Space (2009)
Burrito Bay (2009)
Celebrity Casino (2009)
The Hairy Horror (2009)
Jamboree Journey (2009)
Libido Lagoon (2009)
Mellow Magic (2009)
Solstice (2009)
The Unmentionables (2009)
Vault of Vapors (2009)
Zombies of Zanzibar (2009)
Atrium of the Omni-Orb (2008)
The Celluloid Cavalcade (2008)
Coven of the Heathenites (2008)
The Crypt of Frankenstein (2008)
Eye on the Sky (2008)
FlashBulb Alley (2008)
January Jubilee (2008)
Orphans of the Cosmos (2008)
Pictographic Piles (2008)
Portrait of Genie (2008)
SeaSide Show (2008)
Spectral Delivery (2008)
X MASS (2008)
Ancestral Antics (2007)
Cat House (2007)
Centennial (2007)
CinemaVille (2007)
Currents of Destiny (2007)
Flesh of Fury (2007)
Frigid Escapades (2007)
The Ghost of Dr. Foo (2007)
Havens of Hospitality (2007)
The Legend of Creepy Hollow (2007)
Tower of Terror (2007)
The Treasures of Creepy Hollow (2007)
Vista Visions (2007)
Water Sports (2007)
Faulty Fathoms (2006)
Garden of Goodies (2006)
Holiday Hang Ups (2006)
I, of the Cyclops (2006)
Movie Memo (2006)
Queen Conga (2006)
Temple of Torment (2006)
Web of Vice (2006)
Beastial Comforts (2005)
Dynasty of Depravity (2005)
The Fury of Frau Frankenstein (2005)
Heavenly Features (2005)
Hell Hole Hostage (2005)
Song of the Whoopee Wind (2005)
Vacant Viewables (2005)
The Wayward Syllabus (2005)
Bay City Detours (2004)
Dream Boat (2004)
A Fatal Desire (2004)
Film Folk (2004)
Gallery of Cameos (2004)
Kaponga Island (2004)
Lumps of Joy (2004)
Storm Surge (2004)
Supercell (2004)
Swoon Lake (2004)
Burnout (2003)
Butter Balls (2003)
The GODmother (2003)
Holiday Harbor (2003)
Isle of Heavenly Fury (2003)
Kiss of FRANKENSTEIN (2003)
The Passion Pot (2003)
Visitation Rites (2003)
The Celtic Crevasse (2002)
Fashion Vixen (2002)
Forbidden Fruits (2002)
The Gates of Gomorrah (2002)
The Guzzler of Grizzly Manor (2002)
The Kingdom by the Sea (2002)
Arizona Byways (2001)
Chariots of Fear (2001)
Honey Bunnies on Ice (2001)
Matinee Idylls (2001)
Murmurs of the Hearth (2001)
Nectar of the Neophytes (2001)
Passionate Visions (2001)
Showtoons (2001)
The Stench of Satan (2001)
Summer Sketch Marks (2001)
Aquatica (2000)
Celestial Cravings (2000)
Cyclone Alley Ceramics (2000)
Metropolitan Monologues (2000)
Planet of the Vamps (2000)
The Smutty Professor (2000)
Spawn of the Pagan (2000)
Yuletide Surfers (2000)
Art Asylum (1999)
Chigger Country (1999)
Culinary Linkage (1999)
Hush, Hush, Sweet Harlot (1999)
Secrets of the Shadow World (1999)
Tinseltown (1999)
Trilogy of the Titans (1999)
The Acrylliac (1998)
Attack of the Giant Garuda (1998)
City Sluckers (1998)
Cretins of the Crate (1998)
Demon of the Tropics (1998)
Diorama (1998)
Domain of the Pixel Pixies (1998)
The Flakes of Winter (1998)
The Pagan Angel (1998)
Phantom of the Pine Barrens (1998)
The Towering Icon (1998)
Cocktail Crooners (1997)
Curmudgeon of the Campus (1997)
The Exiled Files of Eddie Gray (1997)
The Inmate (1997)
The Litter Box (1997)
Morsel Beach (1997)
Oasis of the Pharoahs (1997)
Thespian Tendencies (1997)
Anniversary Schmaltz (1996)
Bargain Basement Bumpkin (1996)
The Crimes of Armand Tessler (1996)
Fur Ball Blues (1996)
Homes for the Holiday (1996)
Kitty Porn (1996)
Paganville Flats (1996)
Season of Sorrow (1996)
Shutter Buggies (1996)
Suji’s House of Shame (1996)
Uncle Evil (1996)
Urban Doodles (1996)
Vermin of the Vortex (1996)
The Confessions of Nina Noir (1995)
Grotto of the Gorgons (1995)
Omewenne (1995)
Portraiture in Black (1995)
Princess (1995)
Prisoners of the Prairie (1995)
Slippage in the Garden of Udon (1995)
Society Slut (1995)
The Unclean (1995)
Woman of the 90s (1995)
Baldies of Burgermeister Bungalow (1994)
The Cage of Nicholas (1994)
Cellar Sinema (1994)
Chow Down on Chenery Street (1994)
Dingleberry Jingles (1994)
Felines of Castle Frauline (1994)
The Gifted Goon (1994)
Going Hollywood (1994)
Holidaze, 1994 (1994)
Jungle Jezebel (1994)
Nirvana of the Nebbishites (1994)
Rancho Roulette (1994)
Route 666 (1994)
Sins of Bunny Luv (1994)
Tales of the Twilight Typist (1994)
Urchins of Ungawa (1994)
Andy’s House of Gary (1993)
Bayou of the Blue Behemoth (1993)
Dial A Kvetch (1993)
Glacier Park Video Views (1993)
Graffiti Junction (1993)
ID Came from Inner Space (1993)
Isleton (1993)
Kitchenetiquette (1993)
Melody for Marla (1993)
Story of Ruthy (1993)
Sunbelt Serenade, Part 1: Oklahoma (1993)
Sunbelt Serenade, Part 2: Los Angeles (1993)
Sunbelt Serenade, Part 3: Arizona (1993)
The Tower of the Astro-Cyclops (1993)
Trinity (1993)
Video Wallpaper Series (1993)
Ann Arbor (1992)
Award (1992)
Big Ones Hurt (1992)
Chat’n’Chew (1992)
Demonatrix of Kebrina Castle (1992)
George Kuchar Goes to Work with Today’s Youth (1992)
Going Nowhere (1992)
Impaction of the Igneous (1992)
Indigo Blues (1992)
Interior Vacuum (1992)
Pilgrimage (1992)
Sherman Acres (1992)
Artists in Residence (1991)
Come Forth, Julyowa (1991)
Foto Spread (1991)
Gastronomic Getaway (1991)
The Holiday Xmas Video of 1991 (1991)
Indian Summer (1991)
The Redhead from Riverside Terrace (1991)
Scarlet Droppings (1991)
Snake Goddess (1991)
Weather Watch (1991)
Winter Hostilities (1991)
Curse of the Kurva (1990)
Edible Atrocities (1990)
The Fall of the House of Yasmin (1990)
Kiss of the Veggie Vixen (1990)
Letter from New York (1990)
Munchkins of Melody Manor (1990)
Passage to Wetness (1990)
Rocky Interlude (1990)
Saga of Magda (1990)
Snap ‘n Snatch (1990)
Tempest in a Tea Room (1990)
The Warming of the Hell House (1990)
Weather Diary 6 (1990)
500 Millibars to Ecstasy (1989)
Chili Line Stops Here (1989)
The Deafening Goo (1989)
Fill Thy Crack With Whiteness (1989)
Hefner’s Heifers (1989)
Love Me True (1989)
Migraton of the Blubberoids (1989)
Pictures at an Exhibitionist’s (1989)
Point ‘n Shoot (1989)
Precious Products (1989)
Say Yes to No (1989)
Vile Cargo (1989)
Weather Diary 5 (1989)
The Web of Dr. Satan (1989)
Wet Dreams (1989)
The Celluloids (1988)
Evangelust (1988)
The Hurt That Fades (1988)
L.A. Screening Workshop (1988)
Low Light Life (1988)
Mecca of the Frigid (1988)
Motivation of the Carcasoids (1988)
Orbits of Fear (1988)
Return to the House of Pain (1988)
Terror By Twilight (1988)
We, The Normal (1988)
Weather Diary 3 (1988)
Weather Diary 4 (1988)
1980 Seven (1987)
Caged Culture (1987)
Creeping Crimson (1987)
Cult of the Cubicles (1987)
The Desert Within (1987)
East By Southwest (1987)
Muffled Darkness (1987)
Rainy Season (1987)
Video Album 5: The Thursday People (1987)
Weather Diary 2 (1987)
Xmas 1987 New Years (1987)
Calling Dr. Petrov (1986)
Greetings from Boulder (1986)
Last Hello (1986)
Video Album 2 (1986)
Video Album 3 (1986)
Weather Diary 1 (1986)
Studio 8 (1985)
Video Album 1 (1985)
Motel Capri (1986)
Ascension of the Demonoids (1985)
Cattle Mutilations (1983)
Mom (1983)
Yolanda (1981)
Aqueerius (1980)
Nocturnal Immaculation (1980)
Blips (1979)
Symphony for a Sinner (1979)
Forever and Always (1978)
The Mongreloid (1978)
One Night a Week (1978)
Asphalt Ribbon (1977)
I, An Actress (1977)
Ky Kapers (1977)
Power of the Press (1977)
Wild Night in El Reno (1977)
Back to Nature (1976)
A Reason to Live (1976)
The Devil’s Cleavage (1973)
The Sunshine Sisters (1972)
Portrait of Ramona (1971)
Pagan Rhapsody (1970)
The Mammal Palace (1969)
House of the White People (1968)
Knocturne (1968)
Unstrap Me (1968)
Color Me Shameless (1967)
Eclipse of the Sun Virgin (1967)
Hold Me While I’m Naked (1966)
Leisure (1966)
Mosholu Holiday (1966)
Corruption of the Damned (1965)
The Lovers of Eternity (1964)
Anita Needs Me (1963)
Lust for Ecstasy (1963)
Lovers of Eternity (1963)
A Woman Distressed (1962)
Tootsies in Autumn (1962)
Night of the Bomb (1962)
A Town Called Tempest (1961)
With Mike Kuchar:
Pussy on a Hot Tin Roof (1961)
A Tub Named Desire (1960)
The Thief and the Stripper (1959)
The Slasher (1958)
I Was a Teen Age Rumpot (1958)
The Naked and the Nude (1957)
Screwball (1957)
The Wet Destruction of the Atlantic Empire (1954)

Articles:

A Look Back: The American New Wave 1958-1967
In 1983, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, along with Media Study/Buffalo, created a touring retrospective of avant-garde films, primarily feature-length ones and a few shorts, which they called “The American New Wave 1958-1967.” To accompany the tour, a hefty catalog was produced that included notes on the films, essays by film historians and… Read More…
Streaming: It Came From Kuchar
Underground filmmaking legends George and Mike Kuchar are two of the most eccentric and prolific directors of all time, making classics such as Sins of the Fleshapoids and Hold Me While I’m Naked.