The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Dennis Steckler ...
Jerry (as Cash Flagg)
Carolyn Brandt ...
Brett O'Hara ...
Atlas King ...
Sharon Walsh ...
Pat Kirkwood ...
Madison (as Madison Clarke)
Erina Enyo ...
Don Russell ...
Ortega (as Jack Brady)
Toni Camel ...
Joan Howard ...
Angela's Mother
Neil Stillman ...
William Turner ...
Himself (as Bill Ward)
Gene Pollock ...
Night Club Manager
James Bowie ...
Night Club Comedian / Creature
Son Hooker ...
1st Policeman


Beatnick Jerry takes his girl, Angie to the carnival. Angie wants to go see the gypsy fortune teller, Jerry does not but relents. After visiting the fortune teller and hearing bad news, Jerry goes alone to see Carmelita, the dancer (the fortune teller's sister). He is invited backstage and is mesmerized into becoming a psychotic killer. Angie, and Jerry's best friend Harold realize something is amiss when Jerry tries to kill Angie. Written by Buxx Banner <>

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SEE: the dancing girls of the carnival murdered by the incredible night creatures of the midway! SEE: the hunchback of the midway fight a duel of death with the mixed up zombies! SEE: the world's first monster musical! See more »




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Release Date:

10 February 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Teenage Psycho Meets Bloody Mary  »

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$38,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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All of the musical numbers were filmed in one day. See more »


The climax begins at night, then immediately switches to broad daylight (see trivia). See more »


Jerry: Her mother doesn't like anything, especialy me.
Harold: Well, if you get a job or something, she might change her mind, you know?
Jerry: A job! Be a little discreet about that, will you, Harold? Somebody's liable to hear you.
Harold: Well, you gotta do something, you know?
Jerry: Why? The world's here to be enjoyed, not to make you depressed. That's what work does, Harold, it makes you feel depressed.
Harold: So instead of being in that state of depression, why don't we head out, okay?
Jerry: Swing it!
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Edited into Out of this World Super Shock Show (2007) See more »


Artist's Life (Künstlerleben, Op. 316)
Music by Johann Strauss
Heard in the background during footage of the carnival.
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If This Movie Was Well-Made, It Would Not Have Been Any Fun
25 January 2006 | by (San Jose, California) – See all my reviews


I saw this at the drive-in when I was just a little kid. The film was made in 1964, but I must have seen it around +-1970. Anyway, the newspaper advertised just what the tag-line for the film implied -- that Monsters would go around to each car and abduct people! For me, this was an irresistible enticement, and so I begged to be taken to see it, and finally won out.

About midway thru the film, the Live Invasion began! ...well...the "abduction" consisted of drive-in employees walking around in regular street clothes, sporting cheap plastic dime-store masks (the kind with the elastic string that always breaks) of some indefinite "monster". They would stop in front of a car, murmur an uninspired "boo", then proceed to the next vehicle to repeat the sequence. Looking around, I noticed that like me, no movie-goers had been taken prisoner. *sigh*

Having said that, the movie is a great deal of fun. Its cheesy and over-the-top, and that makes it a winner to me. People who complain that its a bad movie are the same as the folks who enjoy pointing out that pro wrestling is fake. They just don't get it.

The movie stars one of my favorite actors, Ray Dennis Steckler (AKA "Cash Flagg". Imagine a cross between Nick Cage and Pee Wee Herman(!)

His other cinematic delights include Wild Guitar, The Horny Vampire, Rat Pfink a Boo Boo, The Thrill Killers, and The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters. Watch them. Learn them.

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