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812 - The Incredibly Strange Creatures...



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Megan Sullivan - about 1 month ago

I love the bit with the walkathons - I want that T-shirt!


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mojojojo - about 1 month ago

if ever I join an all-gal electropunk band, our first album is definitely going to be titled "Welcome to the Girl Pavilion"


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Vanir - about 1 month ago

Those 'European's' crack me up, every time.


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mojojojo - about 1 month ago

One of my all time and most viewed eps. Not only do I love the riffs, but the movie itself has such an eerie, campy vibe to it. Reminds me of a ride called the 'Whacky Shack' at a local amusement park where I grew up. Makes me strangely nostalgic....


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Linnaeis "I AM the button" Blake - about 1 month ago

49:40 "Wigs by Abby Hoffman of Hollywood"
Would this be the same Abby Hoffman as the one who ran onstage during a Who concert, yelled something into the microphone, and was then attacked by Pete Townshend?


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - 3 months ago

They do a great job accurately portraying cops, shoot first and file a report to justify it later.


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grifftrain - 4 months ago

I love this episode. The film is so strange, it was made for Mike and the bots. The unsung hero in this movie is Madison


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Look Polish - 4 months ago

It warms my heart every time they make a Polonius joke, which basically happens in any Experiment in which curtains make an appearance.


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Joseph Heathcott - 4 months ago

Hey Misties--Does anyone know the title of the country western song that plays while Steckler (Jerry) is walking around under the cable car tracks? (That scene was filmed in Bunker Hill, an area of LA that was demolished during urban renewal in the late 1960s. The cable car was called the "Angel's Flight"). I have been trying to track down the origins of that song for awhile now. Thanks for any leads!


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Matthew Boyle - 5 months ago

As they're making jokes about the strippers playing themselves I noticed one of the policeman's names was son hooker. Did not know son was a first name but I also don't know why his mother would want to imply his mom really is a whore.


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Matthew Boyle - 5 months ago

Does anyone notice that the "cyclon racer" ride is spelled cyclone racer in the next frame or so? It doesn't even look like a light burnt out, they just misspelled the word.


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Jane Sproul - 7 months ago

This is one I tend to skip because of the huge amount of nothing that happens, but watching a bunch of terrible not-strippers play Streets And Alleys with a white boy in Kabuki paint who keeps cheating makes me think that maybe I've been unfair.


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Teri Gee - 7 months ago

In the dance routine, I find it very odd that the man is dressed in a tux and the woman is dressed in a see-through leotard. If it's about ogling at the woman, then, is the man really necessary? If it's about the dancing, can't she wear a real dress?


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Anita Foster - 11 months ago

They Removed it :'(


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Stefan - 11 months ago

This episode used to upset me...but watching again it is actually very funny. The part where Tom freaks out is hilarious. However, I would hate to watch this movie without the riffs--very dark.


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Teri Gee - about 1 year ago

That dream sequence struck me during this viewing as a sick and twisted version of the ballet sequences in Rogers and Hammerstein musicals. They have nothing to do with the storyline, and usually, there's a weird quality to them. In Oklahoma, it's actually a dream. In Flower Drum Song it somehow shifts from a character's personal reflections to a dream sequence.

I would actually have some respect for the director if he was trying to imitate that. He failed, but it would be interesting.


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Stereo Catz - about 1 year ago

Why'd they waste so much time doing the Ortega makeup when they could have just cast Peter Falk?


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Joanna Carson - about 1 year ago

this is one of my all-time favorite episodes....it's so bizarre and corny....it reminds me of a trip through a crappy theme park spookhouse, and the riffing is some of the best! I laugh every time!


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Stephen A Nathe - over 1 year ago

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


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Amse Master - over 1 year ago

PROFESSOR BOBO: Ape, Has Red Butt

That really cracked me up


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The humanity - over 1 year ago

Ortega definitely has a Torgo vibe to him


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Roe Walker - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year ago

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


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The humanity - over 1 year ago

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


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Scott Alan Hodge - over 1 year ago

This is your brain on drugs, any questions. lol


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Look Polish - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year ago

i love Crow singing Christmas carols


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Tom H. - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years ago

ucked-fay up-ay ovie-may


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Wendell Borges - almost 2 years ago

Jerry zombie!


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mike clauson - about 2 years ago

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


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John Smith - about 2 years 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 - over 2 years ago

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


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suzy lux - over 2 years ago

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suzy lux - over 2 years ago

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


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Kevin Webster - over 2 years ago

Happy Halloween all!


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Ray Garraty - over 2 years ago

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


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Aaron Kuehmichel - over 2 years 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 - over 2 years 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 - over 2 years ago

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


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Joseph Ewing - over 2 years 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 - over 2 years 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 - over 2 years ago

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


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


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Vanir - over 2 years ago

Foreign guy would have been great in 'The Room'


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Raymond Conklin - over 2 years ago

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


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Rhea - over 2 years 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 - almost 3 years ago

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


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Colleen Swiggum - almost 3 years ago

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


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - almost 3 years ago

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 - almost 3 years 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 - almost 3 years 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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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 - almost 3 years 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 - almost 3 years ago

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


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Rhys Patterson - almost 3 years 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 - about 3 years 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 - about 3 years 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 - about 3 years ago

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


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Scooter Atreides - over 3 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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Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago

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 - over 3 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 - over 3 years ago

Up next,, funny man Herman Goering


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Guy Weddle - over 3 years ago

I love the starting credits


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Kimono Dragon - over 3 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. - almost 4 years ago

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


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Alex Stefanic - almost 4 years ago

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


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Rachel Adams - almost 4 years ago

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