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The Incredibly Strange Creatures... (1963)

The Incredibly Strange Creatures...




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For all of its inexplicable weirdness, this monster musical from cult filmmaker Ray Dennis Steckler is not only the director's best-paced film, but also his most entertaining. Visiting a carnival with friends, happy-go-lucky Jerry (Steckler appearing as "Cash Flagg") is hypnotized by evil gypsy fortune-teller Madam Estrella (Brett O'Hara) and turned into a zombie murderer. Surprisingly, the most competent parts of this film are the dance numbers at the carnival's nightclub, The Hungry Mouth, with pretty showgirls and flashy costumes, some good singing, and a fun strip act by Erina Enyo. Estrella scars her victims with acid and keeps them in a cage, but they break loose, strangling her and her ugly assistant Ortega (Jack Brady). Jerry, now a scarred killer, escapes to the beach where he is shot by police. Cult-film regular Titus Moody (Pit Stop) appears as a hobo, and rumor has it that James Woods is in the film somewhere as an extra. Steckler's leggy erstwhile wife Carolyn Brandt, who stars in most of his films, plays Marge, an alcoholic dancer who gets so drunk that she falls down during her routines. Incomprehensible Greek actor Atlas King and co-screenwriter Gene Pollock also appear in this odd film, presented in "Hallucinogenic Hypnovision." When it was re-released as Teenage Psycho Meets Bloody Mary, men in zombie masks ran through theaters trying to scare people. Among the cameramen on this cheesy, but exceptionally good-looking production were such luminaries as Joseph V. Mascelli, Vilmos Zsigmond, and Laszlo Kovacs.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror
Directed By: ,
Written By: Robert Silliphant, Gene Pollock
On DVD: Sep 28, 2004
Fairway International


Brett O'Hara
as Madame Estrella
Carolyn Brandt
as Marge Neilson
Atlas King
as Harold
Erino Enyo
as Carmelita
Jack Brady
as Ortega
Steve Clarke
as Policeman
Joan Howard
as Angela's Mother
Toni Camel
as Stella
Bill Ward
as Himself
Son Hooker
as Policeman
Gene Pollock
as Night Club Manager
Steve Clark
as 2nd Policeman
James Bowie
as Night Club Comedian
Denise Lynn
as Dancing Girl
Pat Lynn
as Dancing Girl
Betty Dowling
as Dancing Girl
Cindy Shea
as Dancing Girl
Patti Randall
as Dancing Girl
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Critic Reviews for The Incredibly Strange Creatures...

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic


April 24, 2008

The only thing incredible about it is the incredibly long title, something Steckler seems to have given more thought to than the lame story.

Full Review… | March 14, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A film to see/own only because of its title.

June 29, 2005
Kansas City Kansan

Magnificent title. Boring movie.

June 23, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A film you see only for its title

Full Review… | January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for The Incredibly Strange Creatures...

An incredibly strange movie, and not in a good way! The title is enticing, but it doesn't deliver on the story and the acting is atrocious. Most of the movie is taken up by carnival rides and dance numbers. Only watch this in the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 version.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

This is a complete load of crap. But it's in the "so bad it's good" category.

Cindy I

Super Reviewer

I've only ever seen the MST3K version ("Get your Schick into shape!"), hence the extra 1/2 star, but I think it's fair to say, they only improved it.

Steve B.

Super Reviewer

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