I first heard about the work of Ray Dennis Steckler when I saw It Came From Hollywood, and they made mention of The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies. I was fascinated by such a complete gonzoid title such as that–I was certain it couldn’t be real. But of course, it was. Mr. Steckler has died at age 70.
However, he didn’t just make that whacked out long-titled opus. Here’s the trailer for his directorial debut, Wild Guitar:
And here’s The Thrill Killers. Not sure if somebody edited the color bits in or if this is the original. But entertaining nonetheless.
And getting even stranger, here’s part of Rat Pfink a Boo Boo. No, really, that’s its name.
Now that you’ve seen some footage, it’s time to get with Jonathan Ross from The Incredibly Strange Film Show, who interviewed Steckler. I believe this is from 1988. Put in multiple parts because nobody, from what I can tell, has figured out how to do high quality playlists.