Jerry falls in love with a stripper he meets at a carnival. Little does he know that she is the sister of a gypsy fortune teller whose predictions he had scoffed at earlier. The gypsy turns him into a zombie and he goes on a killing spree.
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Beatnik Jerry takes his girl Angie to the carnival. Angie wants to go see the gypsy fortuneteller, Jerry does not but relents. After hearing bad news from the fortuneteller, Jerry goes alone to see her sister, dancer Carmelita. He is invited backstage, where he is mesmerized into becoming a psychotic killer. When he tries to kill Angie, she and his best friend Harold realize something's wrong. Written by
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Comedy horror sf musical 11 years before Rocky Horror
I watched many movies in my teens, most of which I have no memory beyond a name or vague story plot. This movie, in addition to its title, created movie history in a lot of ways. I have to go to Rocky Horror to find an equivalent for several of these (combining horror, sf, comedy in a musical). I still remember the stark, anguished photography, the meaningless actions, the hopelessness so dark it could only be comedy. One review captured this, describing it as "lunar purity". I wasn't surprised to learn that one of the camera operators, Vilmos Zsigmond, went on to win an Academy Award for Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Note that this review is written at least 40 years after I saw the film.
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