The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed Up Zombies (1964)

Booze: Estrella Martini
3 oz Tequila
3/4 oz lime juice
1 oz watermelon syrup OR watermelon liqueur

Shake over ice and serve in martini glass.

B-Movie: Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed Up Zombies

Wow. This movie. According to IMDB, there is a plot, but don’t blink or you might miss it. It’s buried in all the musical numbers—and not just clips of musical numbers. Long, terribly choreographed, cheesy lyric, musical numbers. There are at least ten. I’m not joking. It’s like the director decided to use all the footage from someone’s high school talent show, and then realized he had to throw in some kind of actual plot, so he hired a few actors and filmed about 20 minutes (again, not kidding) of additional footage. The plot of the additional footage involves Madam Estrella, a carnival palm reader, and her sister Carmelita, the carnival stripper. These two apparently have a bad habit of creating murderous zombies through the use of hypnosis and/or acid. It’s a new approach, I’ll give them that. Effective? You be the judge.

Best Line:
“I could bring over a couple of steaks and you could broil them.” Not only the best line, but arguably the best pick-up line! What woman doesn’t want a date where she has to do all the work???

Best Time to Freshen Your Drink:
Any one of the musical numbers. I’d go for the guy with the guitar, but really, you don’t want to watch any of these. And you’re going to want to keep drinking, so go make another.

Take a Drink Whenever:

  • You wonder what the hell Jerry’s roommate is saying.
  • A new musical number starts—this in itself could be the entire drinking game.
  • They show an amusement park ride.
  • You think, “This is it. This is where the plot gets going.” You’re probably wrong. Drink.
  • The hypno-spiral appears.
  • Someone gets murdered.

Finish Your Drink When:
Jerry runs off into the ocean. Is it just me, or does it look like this scene would have been incredibly dangerous to film???

Cocktail Rating: 
I really like the mixture of watermelon and tequila-they complement each other well. The first version was not so hot, so I tweaked it and this one is a winner. Enjoy!

Movie Rating: 🐝🐝
Sadly, this was a little boring. I expected more from a movie that it billed as ‘one of the worst movies of all time.’ Don’t get me wrong. It’s not GOOD. But it’s not a FUN ‘not good.’ Unless you like watching women dance poorly while wearing slinky outfits. Then again, maybe there is an audience for this one . . .