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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)

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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Also Known As:
"The Incredibly Strange Creature: Or Why I Stopped Living and Became a Mixed-up Zombie" - USA (alternative title)
"The Incredibly Strange Creatures" - USA (alternative title)
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82 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
Ray Dennis Steckler's face is used for the bizarre transformation sequence in the opening credits.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The climax begins at night, then immediately switches to broad daylight (see trivia).See more »
Quotes:
Harold:I think you clouded up her crystal ball.
Madame Estrella:Clouds affect only the cloudy.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Serial Mom (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
Shook Out of ShapeSee more »

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47 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
Proof again that the only bad film is a boring one!, 20 April 2004
Author: cjmcgrane from Philadelphia, PA

I recommend this film for those of you who, like me, work out of the home and enjoy having warm, harmless, unimposing movies playing quietly in the background during the workday. Many critics have commented negatively about this movie's novel title, confusing plot (or lack thereof), queerly dated characters, unintelligible dialogue, garish color, inferior sound, etc. But in this connection, I can think of no other film that keeps on simultaneously garnering so much praise, while incurring an exactly proportionate censure, over precisely the same agreed "shortcomings." For example, some viewers balk that the film's dance numbers are both irrelevant and amateurish, therefore doubly unendurable. Others, like myself, find them so deliciously preposterous and unaccountably charming in their dated foolishness as to be worthy of repeated viewings. And this dualism just may be "Incredibly Weird. . ."s real strong suit. There's so much I could say in defense of this poorly-made film from a nicer, nostalgic time, when even Hollywood's low-rent district seemed sunny and safe- but much of it has already been said in these reviews, and very well at that. Let me confine my recommendation to this: if you're shopping to buy or rent a notoriously "bad" film, don't choose a jaded, overblown, written-by-committee, painfully self-conscious finger-wagger made c.1994 at a cost of over 50 million, and which was panned as a 1/2-star flop by every critic and moviegoer, yet managed to not only recoup its investment but launched three big-name careers in the process. No, friend, go with a stinker such as this fetid little endeavor, made on a shoestring, enlisting the dubious cooperation of an uninspired carnival sideshow troupe, and which best of all bears the boisterous but distinctive thumb-print of an overly-ambitious director/lead actor/ out-of-his-depth galoot like Ray Dennis Steckler. I couldn't explain it properly here in the space allowed, but "Incredibly Weird" seems to unintentionally exude a charmingly flatulent air biscuit of Americana; and if a film must have warts, this one has the ones that are best had. "Incredibly Weird . . ." - a pleasingly inept offering from the days when a film could be bizarre without giving in completely to the perverse, and could gain an audience with no visible means of sustaining one but its overwrought title and its hopelessly inept charm.

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