History Film / TheIncrediblyStrangeCreatures

1st May '18 10:52:00 PM Scooter007
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* DeathByDisfigurement: Every single one of the "zombies." Even Jerry, who's pretty much physically and mentally fine except for a little scarring.
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: The "zombies" of the title don't appear until the very end of the movie and then get killed before they can do anything.

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* DeathByDisfigurement: Every single one of the "zombies." zombies. Even Jerry, who's pretty much physically and mentally fine except for a little scarring.
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: The "zombies" zombies of the title don't appear until the very end of the movie and then get killed before they can do anything.



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: It's never really made clear whether Madame Estrella has any real prognostication abilities or not. She performs a couple of fortune readings over the course of the story which ultimately prove entirely accurate; but while these are pretty much [[SelfFulfillingProphecy Self-Fulfilling Prophecies]], they become so only after the reading has been made [[note]]Marge gets her fortune read -- the Death Card -- then stumbles upon Estrella's zombie harem and must be eliminated; Angela is told someone close to her will soon die -- and later Jerry is hypnotized into a murderer and subsequently shot by police[[/note]].



* OurZombiesAreDifferent: And by "zombie," we mean "acid-scarred hypnotized serial killer." Though, admittedly, hypnotized slave is more in-line with the popular idea of a zombie at the time. And save for Jerry (who uses a knife), their killing method is the same as every other monster from the era: Putting both hands around the victim's neck and bodily shaking back and forth until deadness ensues.

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: And by "zombie," we mean "acid-scarred hypnotized serial killer." Though, admittedly, hypnotized slave "hypnotized slave" is more in-line with the popular idea of a zombie at the time. And save for Jerry (who uses a knife), their killing method is the same as every other monster from the era: Putting both hands around the victim's neck and bodily shaking back and forth until deadness ensues.



* StopOrIWillShoot: As unarmed Jerry attempts to escape the police at the end of the movie, he climbs up a large rock face to escape. One of the police who's been chasing him can't be bothered to follow, and simply shoots him from ground level.

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* StopOrIWillShoot: As unarmed Jerry attempts to escape flee the police at the end of the movie, he climbs up a large rock face to escape. One of the police who's been chasing him can't be bothered to follow, and simply shoots him from ground level.
1st May '18 4:38:00 PM costanton11
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'''[[MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mike:]]''' With my ''hat''.

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'''[[MysteryScienceTheater3000 '''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mike:]]''' With my ''hat''.



* RightWayWrongWayPair: Jerry and Harold have shades of this. Jerry is a huge slacker who refuses to work and is a bit of an unfeeling jerk to Angela and women in general while Harold seems to be a nice, responsible, easygoing good guy who even suggests to Jerry that Jerry should get a job. Though it's unstated, it's likely that he owns the car and earns an income to pay the rent. Harold would probably be a much better boyfriend to Angela. Even [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mike and The Bots]] acknowledge this.

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* RightWayWrongWayPair: Jerry and Harold have shades of this. Jerry is a huge slacker who refuses to work and is a bit of an unfeeling jerk to Angela and women in general while Harold seems to be a nice, responsible, easygoing good guy who even suggests to Jerry that Jerry should get a job. Though it's unstated, it's likely that he owns the car and earns an income to pay the rent. Harold would probably be a much better boyfriend to Angela. Even [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mike and The Bots]] acknowledge this.
18th Apr '18 11:50:01 AM JamesAustin
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30th Dec '17 6:45:15 PM nombretomado
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-->'''Mike:''' "''[[GoofusAndGallant Goofus & Gallant]]: The Movie!''"

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-->'''Mike:''' "''[[GoofusAndGallant "''[[Literature/GoofusAndGallant Goofus & Gallant]]: The Movie!''"
14th Aug '17 8:55:49 PM Scooter007
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* ButterFace: Madam Estrella, while not ugly, [[HollywoodHomely except claimed in the movie]] has a pretty nice body.

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* ButterFace: Madam Estrella, while not ugly, [[HollywoodHomely ugly ([[HollywoodHomely except claimed in the movie]] movie]]), has a pretty nice body.



* GoryDiscretionShot / ShadowDiscretionShot: Jerry's murders are depicted in this manner.



* NiceHat: The carnival barker's straw boater.
-->'''Barker:''' Oh, uh... ''I'll'' wash the dishes. [tips hat in a playfully rakish manner]\\
'''[[MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mike:]]''' With my ''hat''.



* TarotTroubles: Along with performing a palm-reading and a crystal ball reading for the protagonists, Estrella also performs a tarot reading for the superstitious dancer Marge. Marge freaks out and bolts after drawing the Death card[[note]]As with most productions, they confuse the Death card with actual Death. In Tarot, the Death card means "change". Reversed, it means "disastrous change". The Tower and 10 of Swords would be more forboding.[[/note]], accidentally stumbling upon Estrella's "pets" and [[SelfFulfillingProphecy setting off the events that]] [[HeKnowsTooMuch lead to her murder]].



* [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]: Marge, the drunken night club dancer, gets the ball rolling for her own murder when she accidentally stumbles onto Estrella's zombie harem. Later on another dancer, Stella, becomes suspicious of Estrella, and becomes her next target as a result.



* TooDumbToLive: Jerry.

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* TarotTroubles: Along with performing a palm-reading and a crystal ball reading for the protagonists, Estrella also performs a tarot reading for the superstitious dancer Marge. Marge freaks out and bolts after drawing the Death card[[note]]As with most productions, they confuse the Death card with actual Death. In Tarot, the Death card means "change". Reversed, it means "disastrous change". The Tower and 10 of Swords would be more forboding.[[/note]], accidentally stumbling upon Estrella's "pets" and [[SelfFulfillingProphecy setting off the events that]] [[HeKnowsTooMuch lead to her murder]].
* TooDumbToLive: Jerry. Knowing full well that something sinister happened to him in Carmelita's dressing room (although not quite remembering what), he goes to confront her, then -- at her insistence -- steps behind the curtain again without a second thought, allowing himself to be captured and hypnotized again.
29th May '17 11:40:44 PM Dingbot
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* ProfessionalSlacker: Jerry, full stop!

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* ProfessionalSlacker: Jerry, full stop!Jerry.
2nd Apr '17 6:50:20 PM JeremySkunk
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* {{NEET}}: Jerry is an unemployed slacker with no ambition to be anything else.
4th Mar '17 7:15:05 PM WildeOscar
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* ExtremeDoormat: Angela is remarkably forgiving of Jerry after he tried to strangle her.
12th Nov '16 11:25:53 AM SpukiKitty
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* RightWayWrongWayPair: Jerry and Harold have shades of this. Jerry is a huge slacker who refuses to work and is a bit of an unfeeling jerk to Angela and women in general while Harold seems to be a nice, responsible, easygoing good guy who even suggests to Jerry that Jerry should get a job. Though it's unstated, it's likely that he owns the car and earns an income to pay the rent. Harold would probably be a much better boyfriend to Angela.

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* ProfessionalSlacker: Jerry, full stop!
-->'''Jerry:''' "Her mother doesn't like anything, especially 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."
* RightWayWrongWayPair: Jerry and Harold have shades of this. Jerry is a huge slacker who refuses to work and is a bit of an unfeeling jerk to Angela and women in general while Harold seems to be a nice, responsible, easygoing good guy who even suggests to Jerry that Jerry should get a job. Though it's unstated, it's likely that he owns the car and earns an income to pay the rent. Harold would probably be a much better boyfriend to Angela. Even [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mike and The Bots]] acknowledge this.
-->'''Mike:''' "''[[GoofusAndGallant Goofus & Gallant]]: The Movie!''"
12th Nov '16 11:14:48 AM SpukiKitty
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* RightWayWrongWayPair: Jerry and Harold have shades of this. Jerry is a huge slacker who refuses to work and is a bit of an unfeeling jerk to Angela and women in general while Harold seems to be a nice, responsible, easygoing good guy who even suggests to Jerry that Jerry should get a job. Though it's unstated, it's likely that he owns the car and earns an income to pay the rent. Harold would probably be a much better boyfriend to Angela.


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** Zombies who get dispatched so quickly and easily after killing only a few people.
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