Friday, January 9, 2009

Ray Dennis Steckler (1939-2009)

I learn from this bereaved source that the director of The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies has passed away. The fact that such a film was not only released in theaters but was actually sued by Columbia Pictures because the long title was reminiscent of Dr Strangelove: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, earns Steckler a sympathetic mention from any chronicler of the wild world of cinema. But on top of that, he made Rat Pfink a Boo Boo, too.

And remember, they have one weakness. And what's that?

"... Bullets."

But there was one other weakness, one we all share....Living.

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