The Incredibly Strange Features of Ray Dennis Steckler

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About the Book

American filmmaker Ray Dennis Steckler may forever be remembered for his cult classic The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? but his career path is even more fascinating than his strange signature film. Between 1962 and 1971, Steckler wrote, directed, edited and occasionally acted in nine more underground feature films. After his live oddities roadshows helped propel the director to even greater cult infamy, Steckler turned his camera towards the adult film world. Between 1970 and 1984, Steckler directed no less than three dozen of these elicit genre pieces.
The first of its kind, this book covers Steckler’s nearly fifty movies, including several lost, incomplete and experimental films. Each entry includes a full list of cast and crew credits, along with a plot synopsis, plenty of images and behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Transcriptions of the author’s interviews with Steckler’s ex-wife Carolyn Brandt, his daughter Laura H. Steckler, stuntman Gary Kent and actor Ron Jason are included alongside an homage chapter and an overview of the director’s collectable memorabilia.

About the Author(s)

Freelance writer Christopher Wayne Curry lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Bibliographic Details

Christopher Wayne Curry

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: ca. 110 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8936-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4768-5
Imprint: McFarland