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812 - The Incredibly Strange Creatures...



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Stephen A Nathe - 3 days ago

It hurrrrts....to staple you eyeballls!!


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Amse Master - 3 days ago

PROFESSOR BOBO: Ape, Has Red Butt

That really cracked me up


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The humanity - 23 days ago

Ortega definitely has a Torgo vibe to him


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Roe Walker - 24 days ago

Interestingly enough, Ray Dennis Steckler actually went out and promoted this movie on his own. It was originally going to be produced by Fairway-International Pictures (Arch Hall Sr.'s studio), but Steckler was dissatisfied and bought the rights to his movie. He then went across the United States promoting his movie as half of a double bill. The other movie he had was "The Beast of Yucca Flats".

This was billed as the first "monster musical", but "Horror at Party Beach" was also being promoted as that. However, Steckler's movie came out a full month before "Horror", making it the first monster musical.

Apparently the building that the carnival portions were filmed in was an abandoned Masonic temple owned by Rock Hudson. Another movie familiar to MST3k fans that was filmed in that same building that same year was "The Creeping Terror".

This movie has amazing connections to a lot of other bad movies. I just love watching it, and revelling in the unadulterated badness.


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The humanity - 24 days ago

Man this film is atrocious, but the riffing is spot-on perfect


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The humanity - 24 days ago

Oh that theme "music", if you can call it that...


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Scott Alan Hodge - 29 days ago

This is your brain on drugs, any questions. lol


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Red Zone Cuba - 2 months ago

I lose it whenever they transform a song in the movie into a Christmas carol. When they broke out "Little Drummer Boy" I could hardly take it.


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Rosebud - 3 months ago

This was my first MST3K and probably still my favorite. "Ride the Wrecking Ball" was the first time I had to pause the movie to catch my breath....for about 5 minutes!


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I think this may have been filmed in California like maybe near Santa Cruz? Can't check though because it's blocked for viewing in America right now. God I hate youtube.


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Stephen A Nathe - 3 months ago

i love Crow singing Christmas carols


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Tom H. - 3 months ago

Someone's a fan of The Band. "Garth Hudson is playing behind the curtain" and "The music's going to break into 'Chest Fever' any minute" is a reference to The Band keyboardist's rather baroque intro to that song, which was lengthier and more elaborate during their concerts.


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K.T. Robot - 3 months ago

Honestly, I've watched this movie at least 20 times in the past few months, and tonight is the first time I noticed Crow and Tom have zinc oxide on their "noses" for the walkathon


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Scooter Atreides - 5 months ago

Does anyone else admit to a strange, inexplicable affection for the music in this film?

This is one of the most rewatchable episodes of MST3K for me--and I like the music a little more every time I see it :)

I'd buy (or download) the soundtrack if I could


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Scott A. Taylor - 5 months ago

Well .. that film was definitely some of the worst crap yet .. not THE worst .. but a good contender for the top 5. I think the most disturbing thing about this film is the cop at the end that absolutely goes out of his way to shoot and kill and unarmed dude with a slightly disfigured face!! What the hell was his problem?

I mean sure, the guy was already circus ugly before supposed zombiefication but that cop is a cold blooded serial killer .. don't they know they're supposed to at least TRY and arrest people first!! .. Or rather .. didn't the script guy think that ... obviously had some bad-ass run ins with the police! And I'm with crow .. seems like this film would have been easier to do if they'd just gone with an actual strip club instead of awful, half-assed variety show. Of course then they'd actually have to hire some good looking people .. you know you're in trouble when your strip-tease artists are way better looking for 3 minutes of film than the whole rest of the cast is for the whole movie!

Disturbing .. won't you!?


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Stephen A Nathe - 6 months ago

ucked-fay up-ay ovie-may


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Wendell Borges - 6 months ago

Jerry zombie!


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mike clauson - 9 months ago

looks like sean penn and nicolas cage, the early years.


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David May - 9 months ago

At the end when the guy is shot and Crow says, "I'll suck the bullet out." Then Mike says, "Madison!" What the heck does Tom say? He mumbles some gibberish very quickly and it's hysterical. I always crack up at that part like crazy.


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Kyle Runes - 11 months ago

For the first 30 minutes of the movie, I thought Ortega was a puppet.


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suzy lux - 11 months ago

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suzy lux - 11 months ago

mike with marie antoinette and/or giant cadbury flake hair!


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Kevin Webster - 11 months ago

Happy Halloween all!


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Ray Garraty - 11 months ago

What does Mike say at 30:11? I simply can't make it out.


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Aaron Kuehmichel - 12 months ago

This still hasn't cracked 100 laughs? Sacrilege.


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why do they keep making fun of marge for look mannish? I don't think she does, shes quite pretty actually.


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Teri Gee - about 1 year ago

So I hope that Ray Dennis Steckler didn't think that Jerry was a reasonable, good boyfriend because the whole scene where he can't understand why his girlfriend was upset about him wanting to go in and watch strippers really cements the stupidity of the character for me.


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Austin Strong - about 1 year ago

This film should be called The Incredibly Dull Actors Who Stopped Caring and Became Alcoholics.


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Joseph Ewing - about 1 year ago

I don't get the zombie part of the title. He doesn't turn into a zombie. The movie has nothing to do with zombies. They just hypnotize him to murder people.


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Joseph Ewing - about 1 year ago

I love how Ray Dennis Steckler thinks he's a beat and all hip and rebellious.. Beside the point, he's the most ridiculous looking human I've ever seen.


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Mike Carmona - about 1 year ago

This episode makes me crave bacon...from a FILTHEEEEE DISGUSTING PEEEEEG!


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Aileen Smithee - over 1 year ago

00:54:32 - No riffs harkening back to "She's A Beauty" by The Tubes? Tsk.


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s s - over 1 year ago

Foreign guy would have been great in 'The Room'


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Raymond Conklin - over 1 year ago

Aah - This movie is the best at being the worst!


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Rhea - over 1 year ago

So according to wikipedia, the movie billed itself as a "monster musical." Call me picky, but generally in a musical the songs should have something to do with the story and advance the plot.


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Colleen Swiggum - over 1 year ago

oh those rebels, going to a fair, and on a week end


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Colleen Swiggum - over 1 year ago

such smooth line delivery, it can only be compared to a weasel in a weedwacker.


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I can't believe it took me so long to realize this, but it just hit me that the amusement park scenes were filmed at The Pike in Long Beach, CA, not far from the last apartment I shared with my ex-husband. They've built something else there now and called it the Pike, but it's just a bunch of expensive restaurants. The old Pike was an amusement park that was built in 1902 and became the playground for Hollywood in the silent film era. It became rather seedy and sad in later years and was finally torn down in 1979. I found this slideshow of photos. You'll recognize some of it from the movie. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmKTwpPEukw


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Austin Strong - over 1 year ago

I started to try and add funny new riffs as I heard them, but this movie has too many! This episode is top shelf.


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Fredrick Stafford - over 1 year ago

I say this with only the slightest amount of sarcasm: this movie is no more incoherent, exasperating, and self indulgent by the director than David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me” or “Lost Highway”(or most any other David Lynch movie for that matter).


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CeaCea is a Sky full of Stars - over 1 year ago

I am just so surprised that they didn't get more mileage out of the Nick Cage look-alike factor here... a few riffs but could've been sooo much more.


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Daniel Lopez - over 1 year ago

Wow...all these years and years and I only JUST noticed the sight gag while the fortune teller is talking to the dancer woman; Mike and Servo lean left and right with the angle of the camera. Ha...can't believe I never saw that before.


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Desiree Ashcraft - over 1 year ago

So why did the girlfriend start twirling the cockadoodie umbrella?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


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Rhys Patterson - over 1 year ago

So the sexually repressed fortune teller makes "zombies" at the drop of a hat and to help cover up she stole an alcoholic possibly transgendered dancers make up.... Because.... That's what you do apparently when you can't get jimmy cricket for a concience but instead rely on the deer tick on your face.


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absolutely one of my faves!


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Bruce Box-Liker - over 1 year ago

I was re-watching some classic Simpsons from back when it was still good, and I noticed that Treehouse of Horror VII credits the writers as "The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Ken Keeler, Dan Greaney, and David S. Cohen." This was season eight, which I suppose would have placed it around the same year as the corresponding MST3K episode. This probably means that they were aware of the movie before it got riffed on, which means that two unrelated TV shows chose to evoke the same horrible obscure movie at almost the same time.


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Super McWonderfull - over 1 year ago

1:04:00 - 1:06:30..... worst choreographing ever. All the girls are off time, all the time, it's so bad it's awesome.... enjoy...


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Bruce Box-Liker - over 1 year ago

Jerry is the whiniest, most ineffectual bad-boy boyfriend in film history.


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Scooter Atreides - almost 2 years ago

I'm gonna watch this again tonight, and I just saw it last night....and before that I saw it last week! I can't explain it: It's somehow addictive. The music--terrible though it is--sticks in your head relentlessly. The whole thing has an almost hypnotic quality.


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Those cops may have been a little trigger happy. “An unarmed deformed man in a sport-coat and a fedora who isn’t hurting anyone! Open Fire! An unarmed deformed man who’s standing precariously on a rock fifty feet from anyone to whom he can possibly be a threat! Open Fire! An unarmed deformed man who’s fleeing in terror and has his back turned to us! Open Fire!”


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Scooter Atreides - almost 2 years ago

I saw the trailer for this film years ago in "It Came From Hollywood"...It makes the movie look 1000% more interesting, as it focuses exclusively on the dancing girls and the last 10 minutes when the "zombies" escape.


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John Belleville - about 2 years ago

Up next,, funny man Herman Goering


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Guy Weddle - over 2 years ago

I love the starting credits


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Kimono Dragon - over 2 years ago

Maybe it's just me... shouldn't a show entitled "The Incredibly Strange Creatures" have at least a hint of, oh I don't know, maybe a few incredibly strange creatures? I'm an hour into it and they are still developing the plot.


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Ryan J. - over 2 years ago

Funny/infuriating how there aren't any zombies until the last 10 minutes or so.


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Alex Stefanic - over 2 years ago

I can watch this episode over and over again, it never gets old.


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Rachel Adams - over 2 years ago

The bird-women dancers in this movie might be my favorite thing about it. So entertaining.