Watch Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind (1980) Online
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Watch Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind (1980) Online

Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind was an award-winning spoof of the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind from 1980. Yes, it won some awards, but I would have never seen it at a young age if it did not make the rounds on HBO. While being broadcast there, it was recorded by my cousin who knew I loved this sort of stuff. She not only showed me it for the first time, but also gave me a taped copy. I watched that VHS hundreds of times and showed it to just about anyone who came over and expressed a passing interest in Sci-Fi.

This was a time before the internet, so it was not easy to just stumble upon cult works. You needed to read about them in niche publications or have interesting friends.

The film wasn’t released on home video as standalone back in the day, but could be found on the compilation release Hardware Wars, and Other Film Farces. This video tape got plenty of play at the video store I worked at back in my youth. You can get the film on DVD now thanks to a 2009 release. If home video ownership is not your thing, the internet has you covered.

Several people have posted versions of this classic online for you to enjoy.

Watch Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind (1980) Online

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Hmmmm, this MEANS something!

  2. I loved seeing short films between the features on HBO and SHOWTIME back in the early 80’s before they realized they could fill that odd time spaces with imaginationless self-promotions.

    Although this is an Ernie Fosselius parody short- it’s in the same vein and one of my favorites!

    I’ve been trying to unearth another bunch of short films commonly seen on the Pay Movie channels,perhaps someone here can help me.
    The short films were made by the same person(s) and were some clever, comedic plot that centered around the actual demolition of a building in some urban setting.
    In other words, the big gag of the short film was the collapse of a real building somewhere in frame!
    Anyone have a lead?!

  3. “Gonna build a mountain……in your living room……..and it’s gonna be KEEEEEEEN.”

    @retroart was it a Showtime short?

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