THE PLOT THUS FAR
A playful trip to a carnival turns sinister when a trio becomes the target of a mysterious zombie plot hatched by the enchanting stripper Carmelita and her fortune-telling sister Estrella. Zombies! Fortune-tellers! Acid-wielding henchmen! Showstoppers! That’s right! It’s the world’s first monster musical!! The bizarre plot, song and dance numbers and relentless riffs have made The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies a favorite amongst MSTies. Now you can see why for yourself!
WHAT WE THOUGHT
We have this gypsy fortune-teller at a carnival whose gigantic wart seems to be placed differently on her face between frames. She always get mad at the men who don’t want to date her and throw acid in their faces before she get them locked up in a closet! Near the climax all these face-burned cretins will break out, for the audience who probably forgot them in the first place, now all wearing cheesy Halloween masks! But are they incredibly strange creatures of mixed-up zombies?
The actual plot is really a remake of ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ (1920), if anyone wants to believe that! The gypsy woman hypnotizes a young man played by the director under one of his various pseudonyms to become a mindless killer. Knowing that Ray-Dennis Steckler himself certainly was an incredible strange creature it could be him who become a mixed-up zombie. The plot was also used to justify the long shots in “hypno-vision”.
The DVD comes with the unMS3TK’d version of the film for people that want to watch it. Outside of that, it’s strictly nothing but the main show. The A/V Quality is sharp enough for a film that I can only assume is approaching Public Domain status. However, I wish that the audio contrast between the robots and the film wasn’t so drastic. Match the levels, people. Oh well, it’s worth a rental.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!