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The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? -- 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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Writers:
Gene Pollock (screenplay) &
Robert Silliphant (screenplay) ...
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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 »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Ray Dennis Steckler ... Jerry (as Cash Flagg)
Carolyn Brandt ... Marge Neilson
Brett O'Hara ... Madame Estrella
Atlas King ... Harold
Sharon Walsh ... Angela
Pat Kirkwood ... Madison (as Madison Clarke)
Erina Enyo ... Carmelita
Don Russell ... Ortega (as Jack Brady)
Toni Camel ... Stella
Joan Howard ... Angela's Mother
Neil Stillman ... Barker
William Turner ... Himself (as Bill Ward)
Gene Pollock ... Night Club Manager
James Bowie ... Night Club Comedian / Creature
Son Hooker ... 1st Policeman
Steve Clark ... 2nd Policeman (as Steve Clarke)
Jill Carson ... Girl in Dressing Room / Dancing Girl

Titus Moede ... Hobo
Don Snyder ... The Entertainer
Carol Kay ... The Entertainer
Teri Randal ... The Entertainer
Patrice Michaels ... Dancing Girl
Pat Lynn ... Dancing Girl
Betty Downing ... Dancing Girl

Denise Lynn ... Dancing Girl
Cindy Shea ... Dancing Girl
Patti Crandall ... Dancing Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bonnie Berkeley ... (uncredited)
Jeanette Briggs ... Woman in Audience (uncredited)
Anita Jaye ... (uncredited)

László Kovács ... Man at Carnival (uncredited)
Robert Silliphant ... 2nd Barker (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ray Dennis Steckler 
 
Writing credits
Gene Pollock (screenplay) &
Robert Silliphant (screenplay)

E.M. Kevke (original story)

Produced by
George J. Morgan .... executive producer
Ray Dennis Steckler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Libby Quinn 
André Brummer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Joseph V. Mascelli (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Don Schneider 
 
Art Direction by
Mike Harrington 
 
Makeup Department
Lilly .... makeup artist
Tom Scherman .... special makeup
 
Production Management
Austin McKinney .... production manager (as A. McKinney)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Don Russell .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ken Carlson .... sound
Lee Strosnider .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Kirkwood .... electrician
László Kovács .... assistant camera (as Leslie Kovacs)
Jimmy Parks .... gaffer
Greg von Berblinger .... grip (as G. Berblinger)
Vilmos Zsigmond .... camera operator (as William Zsigmond)
 
Music Department
Rod Moss .... music editor
Alan Smith .... stager: musical numbers
Bill Turner .... stager: musical numbers
 
Other crew
John McKenna .... script supervisor
Roy Youngman .... president: Rel Records
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Incredibly Strange Creature: Or Why I Stopped Living and Became a Mixed-up Zombie" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
82 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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The original title was "The Incredibly Strange Creature: Or Why I Stopped Living and Became a Mixed-up Zombie." Columbia Pictures threatened to sue writer/director/star Ray Dennis Steckler, accusing the title of being too similar to their upcoming Stanley Kubrick film, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). Steckler, amazed that Columbia would feel so threatened by a $38,000 film, phoned the studio to straighten things out. He made no progress until he demanded that Kubrick get on the line. When Kubrick picked up, Steckler suggested the new title, Kubrick accepted, and the matter was dropped.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
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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Soundtrack:
Artist's Life (Künstlerleben, Op. 316)See more »

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25 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
See it for the Cyclone Racer, 22 August 2001
Author: mk4 from Long Beach, CA

The only thing this low-budget piece of garbage has going for it is capturing the true white trash feel of the legendary Nu-Pike amusement zone in Long Beach, California during its decline. There are spectacular shots of the late, lamented Cyclone Racer roller coaster (built in 1930...razed in 1968) that are just too good to pass-up. The opening sequences in the park are worth it...a time machine back into the pre-lawsuit days of the unsanitized thrill-ride experience. During these scenes, the shoddiness of the movie's production values ring true bringing a welcome realism to the film that, alas, dissipates once the "real" action begins. At this point, the movie makes no sense whatsoever. See it for the Cyclone Racer...the only real "star" in the picture (even though it's just a cameo role).

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