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

Not Rated | | Horror | 10 February 1964 (USA)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Dennis Steckler ...
Jerry (as Cash Flagg)
Brett O'Hara ...
Atlas King ...
Harold
Sharon Walsh ...
Angela
Pat Kirkwood ...
Madison (as Madison Clarke)
Erina Enyo ...
Carmelita
Toni Camel ...
Stella
Don Russell ...
Ortega (as Jack Brady)
William Turner ...
Himself (as Bill Ward)
Steve Clark ...
2nd Policeman (as Steve Clarke)
Neil Stillman ...
Barker
Joan Howard ...
Angela's Mother
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Hobo
Gene Pollock ...
Night Club Manager
Son Hooker ...
1st Policeman
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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 <buxx572aol.com>

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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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$38,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Director Steckler used his own family car for the scenes where Jerry is driving in a station wagon. See more »

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

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Barker: We've got twenty beautiful girls and only ten beautiful costumes!
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Soundtracks

Artist's Life (Künstlerleben, Op. 316)
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Music by Johann Strauss
Heard in the background during footage of the carnival.
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Incredibly strange... and boring... and funny SIMULTANEOUSLY.
2 November 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

One of the most famous BAD movies ever made, mainly because of its legendary title, which is arguably the best thing about it. Look this is an awful movie, everybody knows that, but the question that should be asked is is it worth watching? And the answer is HELL YES.

Ray Dennis Steckler lies somewhere between Ed Wood, Jr and Russ Meyer for me. Wood made laughably bad genre movies that have continued to fascinate because of their campy silliness. His movies are still tons of FUN all these years later. Russ Meyer was certainly not incompetent, but he created bizarre movies populated with strange, sex obsessed characters, who found themselves involved in twisted, often indescribable plots spouting absolutely insane dialogue.

Steckler like both those directors creates his own unique world. He is closer to Wood because of his sheer ineptness I suppose, but unlike Wood's movies his are tough going at times. Truly (unintentionally) hilarious sequences are repeatedly interspersed with some of the dullest and most pointless scenes you'll ever see. That makes his movies totally unlike anyone else's before or since. 'Incredibly Strange Creatures...' is arguably his most consistent effort, and even this one is dragged down by the endless musical numbers. Even so it is a movie that HAS to be watched at least once by any trash fiend or cult movie enthusiast. You really have to see it to believe it!


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