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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10 February 1964 (USA)  »

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$38,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Bonita Jade was originally cast as Angie. She backed out the night of Angie's first scene, so Ray Dennis Steckler quickly picked dancer Sharon Walsh to replace her. If you look closely, you can see Walsh dancing in the musical numbers. See more »


The big wart on Madame Estrella's face keeps moving. Sometimes it's right next to her lip, other times it's below it, other times it's an inch or two above it and to the right. See more »


Jerry: How's college?
Madison: Fine.
Madison: You should try it sometime
Jerry: No thanks.
Jerry: The world's my college.
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Artist's Life (Künstlerleben, Op. 316)
Music by Johann Strauss
Heard in the background during footage of the carnival.
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Incredibly Strange film worth watching
15 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Incredibly Strange, yes..... but is it alive? No, it's got some good points ("hallucinogenic hypnovision", which is detailed in a preface not seen in most U.S. video prints, turns out to involve ushers in monster masks, hardly the doctor's prescription for a happy trip) but overall dull and slack and looking exactly like five dollars. Still, it's a movie that shows Steckler's love for film, even if this somhow doesn't make up for LENGTHY semi-burlesque dance sequences and the absence of any real "zombies."

B-movie fans in the bay area have been treated over the last few years to Steckler's appearances at Will Viharo's "Thrillville Revue", and I'm happy to say that Steckler is a director who can sit in a theater and laugh at his movie with an audience (you just have to take my word for it that there are A LOT of directors who make bad films and take them VERY seriously... just listen to the director's commentary on the film "the Bone Yard" for an example). This is not his best effort (see "The Thrill Killers" for that), but it's pretty fun if you see it with popcorn and a bunch of drunk people. And heck, that's what movies are all about, isn't it?

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