The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies is a low budget film that was made by Ray Steckler and it was marketed as the first ever ‘monster-musical’.
This film is persistently nominated in various lists as one of the worst movies of all time – and it is easy to see why, made on a budget of $38K, the acting is poor and the plot is practically non-existent. That said, over the years this film has found a place in the hearts of some B-Movie fans who still give it lots of love.
For a film that is billed as a monster musical, it doesn’t really follow any conventional musical rules – the songs here are shoe-horned into the film, don’t really add anything to the story or the characterization, and only really seem to exist in the film due to the fact that it is set in a carnival and there is a stage present….so why not use it.
The soundtrack is credited to André Brummer and Libby Quinn. André Brummer was a film soundtrack composer who was most active during the 1950s and 1960s and was responsible for the soundtracks for mostly low-budget and horror films of the era, including Mudhoney (1965) and Eegah (1962). Libby Quinn was less prolific as a composer for movie scores, but in addition to The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies, she was also responsible for the soundtrack for the fantastically titled,Monster A Go-Go! (1965).
The soundtrack has never been released, but some of the songs include:
- The Mixed-Up Zombie Stomp
- It’s Not You
- The Pied-Piper Of Love
- Shook Out Of Shape
- How do I stand with your heart
- Choo Choo Cha-Bootchie
Listen to ‘Choo Choo Cha-Bootchie’ by Kerry Randall
Listen to ‘Shook Out of Shape’ by Carol Kamenis
There is also a rumour that James Woods is in the film somewhere as an extra, we have never seen screenshot that verifies this though.