History Film / TheIncrediblyStrangeCreatures

12th Apr '16 2:13:28 PM WildeOscar
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* CannotTellAJoke: The comedian in the nightclub is horrendous, especially his timing on the "my mother irons and my father steals" joke, which was really old even when this movie was made.
12th Apr '16 7:33:25 AM lady_peaseblossom
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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, accidentally stumbling upon Estrella's "pets" and [[SelfFulfillingProphecy setting off the events that]] [[HeKnowsTooMuch lead to her murder]].
23rd Mar '16 6:08:12 PM Skybunny
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* CatsAreMagic: Drunkard dancer Marge Neilson sees a black cat in her dressing room, setting off the events of the movie.


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* CatsAreMagic: Drunkard dancer Marge Neilson sees a black cat in her dressing room, setting off the events of the movie.
23rd Mar '16 6:03:18 PM Skybunny
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* CatsAreMagic: Drunkard dancer Marge Neilson sees a black cat in her dressing room, setting off the events of the movie.



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

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



* MoreThanMindControl: Jerry seems pretty easy to hypnotise.

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* MoreThanMindControl: Jerry seems pretty easy to hypnotise.hypnotize.



* 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 policewho'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 the police at the end of the movie, he climbs up a large rock face to escape. One of the policewho's police who's been chasing him can't be bothered to follow, and simply shoots him from ground level.
23rd Mar '16 5:33:36 PM Skybunny
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* 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 policewho's been chasing him can't be bothered to follow, and simply shoots him from ground level.
18th Feb '16 5:32:05 PM jedidarrick
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This freaky little film with the [[LongTitle famously unwieldy title]] was directed by the late Creator/NicolasCage-a-like Ray Dennis Steckler. [[BlitheSpirit Unemployed, free-wheeling]] Jerry (director Steckler, under the pseudonym Cash Flagg) and his "foreign" roommate Harold have fun with Jerry's well-to-do girlfriend Angela; he takes her to places she's never dreamed of -- like the amusement park out in Long Beach. Oh, and he's totally into that night club/strip joint on the carnival's main concourse, much to Angela's ire. Oops. Unfortunately for Jerry, the stripper he's interested in is the sister of the film's BigBad, evil [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} fortune-teller]] Estrella, who keeps a harem of acid-deformed "zombies" in her place of business... Attached to the night club on the carnival's concourse. Oops! Oddly enough, people keep tumbling onto Estrella's [[strike:dahrty leetle seecret]] dirty little secret, and so she hypnotizes Jerry and sends him out to silence them, then tosses him aside. Eventually the "zombies" escape their evil mistress and begin a campaign of minor mayhem through the carnival concourse before being gunned down. Jerry too, being mistaken for one of them, is chased by over-eager young cops out to the beach for a final confrontation.

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This freaky little film with the [[LongTitle famously unwieldy title]] was directed by the late Creator/NicolasCage-a-like Ray Dennis Steckler. [[BlitheSpirit Unemployed, free-wheeling]] Jerry (director Steckler, (Steckler under the pseudonym Cash Flagg) and his "foreign" roommate Harold have fun with Jerry's well-to-do girlfriend Angela; he takes her to places she's never dreamed of -- like the amusement park out in Long Beach. Oh, and he's totally into that night club/strip joint on the carnival's main concourse, much to Angela's ire. Oops. Unfortunately for Jerry, the stripper he's interested in is the sister of the film's BigBad, evil [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} fortune-teller]] Estrella, who keeps a harem of acid-deformed "zombies" in her place of business... Attached business, attached to the night club on the carnival's concourse. Oops! Oddly enough, people keep tumbling onto Estrella's [[strike:dahrty leetle seecret]] dirty little secret, and so she hypnotizes Jerry and sends him out to silence them, then tosses him aside. Eventually the "zombies" escape their evil mistress and begin a campaign of minor mayhem through the carnival concourse before being gunned down. Jerry too, being mistaken for one of them, is chased by over-eager young cops out to the beach for a final confrontation.
18th Feb '16 5:30:04 PM jedidarrick
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''The Incredibly Strange Creatures'' (for those of us who don't have the pecs to swing the full title around) billed itself as "the first monster musical!" beating out ''Film/TheHorrorOfPartyBeach'' to the honor by a mere month. Considering the general crappiness of either film, the "honor" involved in that is dubious at best. Like that movie, it features many incidental song-and-dance numbers, ostensibly performed at the carnival's night club. It should be noted that almost all of these performances were [[AnInsert inserted]] into the film wholesale and have [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment no bearing, narrative or thematic, on the story]]. The only connection is one night club dancer who figures into the plot as a victim.

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''The Incredibly Strange Creatures'' (for those of us who don't have the pecs to swing the full title around) billed itself as "the first monster musical!" beating out ''Film/TheHorrorOfPartyBeach'' to the honor by a mere month. Considering the general crappiness of either film, the "honor" involved in that is dubious at best. Like that movie, it features many incidental song-and-dance numbers, ostensibly numbers performed at the carnival's night club. It should be noted that almost Almost all of these performances were [[AnInsert inserted]] into the film wholesale and have [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment no bearing, narrative or thematic, on the story]]. The only connection is one night club dancer who figures into the plot as a victim.
18th Feb '16 5:28:56 PM jedidarrick
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''The Incredibly Strange Creatures'' (for those of us who don't have the pecs to swing the full title around) billed itself as "the first monster musical!" beating out ''Film/TheHorrorOfPartyBeach'' to the honor by a mere month. Considering the general crappiness of either film, the "honor" involved in that is dubious at best. Like that movie, it features many incidental song-and-dance numbers, ostensibly performed at the carnival's night club. It should be noted, of course, that almost all of these performances were [[AnInsert inserted]] into the film wholesale and therefore have [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment absolutely no bearing, narrative or thematic or otherwise, on the story]]; the only connection is one particular night club dancer who figures into the plot (only as a victim).

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''The Incredibly Strange Creatures'' (for those of us who don't have the pecs to swing the full title around) billed itself as "the first monster musical!" beating out ''Film/TheHorrorOfPartyBeach'' to the honor by a mere month. Considering the general crappiness of either film, the "honor" involved in that is dubious at best. Like that movie, it features many incidental song-and-dance numbers, ostensibly performed at the carnival's night club. It should be noted, of course, noted that almost all of these performances were [[AnInsert inserted]] into the film wholesale and therefore have [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment absolutely no bearing, narrative or thematic or otherwise, thematic, on the story]]; the story]]. The only connection is one particular night club dancer who figures into the plot (only as a victim).
victim.
4th Dec '15 1:20:23 PM spirasen
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Originally titled ''The Incredibly Strange Creature: Or Why I Stopped Living And Became A Mixed-Up Zombie''; you can see [[Film/DrStrangelove why they were forced to change it]] by Creator/ColumbiaPictures. (Why Columbia would bother to threaten a lawsuit is an utter mystery.)

This freaky little film with the [[LongTitle famously unwieldy title]] was directed by the late [[Creator/NicolasCage Nicolas Cage]]-a-like Ray Dennis Steckler. [[BlitheSpirit Unemployed, free-wheeling]] Jerry (director Steckler, under the pseudonym Cash Flagg) and his "foreign" roommate Harold have fun with Jerry's well-to-do girlfriend Angela; he takes her to places she's never dreamed of -- like the amusement park out in Long Beach. Oh, and he's totally into that night club/strip joint on the carnival's main concourse, much to Angela's ire. Oops. Unfortunately for Jerry, the stripper he's interested in is the sister of the film's BigBad, evil [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} fortune-teller]] Estrella, who keeps a harem of acid-deformed "zombies" in her place of business... attached to the night club on the carnival's concourse. Oops! Oddly enough, people keep tumbling onto Estrella's [[strike:dahrty leetle seecret]] dirty little secret, and so she hypnotizes Jerry and sends him out to silence them, then tosses him aside. Eventually the "zombies" escape their evil mistress and begin a campaign of minor mayhem through the carnival concourse before being gunned down. Jerry too, being mistaken for one of them, is chased by over-eager young cops out to the beach for a final confrontation.

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Originally titled ''The Incredibly Strange Creature: Or Why I Stopped Living And and Became A a Mixed-Up Zombie''; you can see [[Film/DrStrangelove why they were forced to change it]] by Creator/ColumbiaPictures. (Why Columbia would bother to threaten a lawsuit is an utter mystery.)

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This freaky little film with the [[LongTitle famously unwieldy title]] was directed by the late [[Creator/NicolasCage Nicolas Cage]]-a-like Creator/NicolasCage-a-like Ray Dennis Steckler. [[BlitheSpirit Unemployed, free-wheeling]] Jerry (director Steckler, under the pseudonym Cash Flagg) and his "foreign" roommate Harold have fun with Jerry's well-to-do girlfriend Angela; he takes her to places she's never dreamed of -- like the amusement park out in Long Beach. Oh, and he's totally into that night club/strip joint on the carnival's main concourse, much to Angela's ire. Oops. Unfortunately for Jerry, the stripper he's interested in is the sister of the film's BigBad, evil [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} fortune-teller]] Estrella, who keeps a harem of acid-deformed "zombies" in her place of business... attached Attached to the night club on the carnival's concourse. Oops! Oddly enough, people keep tumbling onto Estrella's [[strike:dahrty leetle seecret]] dirty little secret, and so she hypnotizes Jerry and sends him out to silence them, then tosses him aside. Eventually the "zombies" escape their evil mistress and begin a campaign of minor mayhem through the carnival concourse before being gunned down. Jerry too, being mistaken for one of them, is chased by over-eager young cops out to the beach for a final confrontation.






* BlitheSpirit: the film tries to pass off its [[strike:hero]] [[strike:protagonist]] main character as this, but he mostly comes across as an irresponsible deadbeat.

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* BlitheSpirit: the The film tries to pass off its [[strike:hero]] [[strike:protagonist]] main character as this, but he mostly comes across as an irresponsible deadbeat.



* {{BSOD Song}}: An incredibly slow, heavily muffled version of "Rawhide", apparently. Uh, alright, then...

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* {{BSOD Song}}: An incredibly slow, heavily muffled version of "Rawhide", "Rawhide," apparently. Uh, alright, then...



* CatapultNightmare: oddly enough, ''Harold'' catapults during ''Jerry's'' nightmare.
* DeathByDisfigurement: Every single one of the "zombies". Even Jerry, who's pretty much physically and mentally fine except for a little scarring.

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* CatapultNightmare: oddly Oddly enough, ''Harold'' catapults during ''Jerry's'' nightmare.
* DeathByDisfigurement: Every single one of the "zombies". "zombies." Even Jerry, who's pretty much physically and mentally fine except for a little scarring.



* LargeHam: Estrella

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* LargeHam: EstrellaEstrella.



* MonsterMisogyny: like many serial killers, this killer's targets are female (though he does kill a couple guys while he's at it)

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* MonsterMisogyny: like Like many serial killers, this killer's targets are female (though he does kill a couple guys while he's at it)it).



* 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", "zombie," we mean "acid-scarred hypnotized serial killer". 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 Putting both hands around the victim's neck and bodily shaking back and forth until deadness ensues.



* UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}: it's never stated outright, but Estrella fits the mold in practically every way.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}: it's It's never stated outright, but Estrella fits the mold in practically every way.



* TooDumbToLive: Jerry
* TheUnintelligible: Ortega

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* TooDumbToLive: Jerry
Jerry.
* TheUnintelligible: OrtegaOrtega.
5th Jul '14 4:02:42 AM DivineDeath
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* {{Padding}}: Lots of it. Ignoring the completely pointless song and dance numbers, there are also a extended shots of the amusement park as well as a very long and uneventful chase scene at the end.
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