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Remembering Movie Director Ray Dennis Steckler (1938-2009)

Michael King "Mike"
The list author says: "Selected Ray Dennis Steckler filmography:

"Eegah" (1962) - actor
"Wild Guitar" (1962) - actor and director
"Wild Ones On Wheels" (1962) - actor
"The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies" (1964) - actor, co-writer, director and producer
"The Thrill Killers" (1964) - actor, director and producer
"The Lemon Grove Kids" (1965) - actor, co-writer, director and producer
"The Adventures Of Rat Pfink And Boo Boo" (1966) - co-writer, director and producer
"Body Fever" (1969) - actor, co-writer, director and producer
"Sinthia: The Devil's Doll" (1970) - co-writer and director
"The Mad Love Life Of A Hot Vampire" (1971) - director
"The Horny Vampire" (1971) - director
"How To Make A Sex Movie!" (1971) - director
"Blood Shack" (1971) - co-writer, director and producer
"Sacrilege" (1971) - director and producer
"Sexual Awareness" (1972) - director and producer
"Pleasure Motel" (1973) - director
"Triple Play" (1974) - director
"Sexorcist Devil" (1974) - director
"Perverted Passion" (1974) - writer, director and producer
"Red Heat" (1975) - writer, director and producer
"Teenage Hustler" (1976) - director
"Teenage Massage Parlor" (1976) - director
"Teenage Dessert" (1976) - writer, director and producer
"Sex Rink" (1976) - director
"French Heat" (1976) - director
"The Hollywood Strangler Meets The Skid Row Slasher" (1979) - writer and director
"Deviates In Love" (1979) - director
"California Girls" (1980) - director
"Indian Lady" (1981) - writer, director and producer
"Black Garters" (1981) - director
"Debbie Does Las Vegas" (1981) - writer, director and producer
"The Best Little Cathouse In Las Vegas" (1982) - cinematographer
"Weekend Cowgirls" (1983) - writer, director and producer
"Plato's Retreat West" (1983) - writer, director and producer
"Las Vegas Serial Killer" (1986) - writer, director and producer
"War Cat" (1987) - co-director (uncredited)
"I Was A Teenage Beatnik" (2005) - actor"
Wild Ones on Wheels
Wild Ones on Wheels
"(1962)  In this movie, a biker gang murders an ex-con, and forces his wife Hazel (Francine York) to help them find the $250,000 he had buried in the desert."
Wild Ones On Wheels
Wild Ones On Wheels
"(1962)   Making his movie debut, Ray Dennis Steckler played a biker named Preacher Man."
Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Eegah
Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Eegah
"(1962)  In this movie, Roxy Miller (Marilyn Manning), her father Robert (Arch Hall, Senior), and Tom Nelson (Arch Hall, Jr.) discover a gigantic, living caveman named Eegah, played by Richard Kiel."
Eegah
Eegah
"(1962)  Ray did not direct this movie.  Acting under the name Ray Steckler, he played the part of Mr. Fishman.  Ray as Mr. Fishman: "Hey, wait a minute, friend.  What is this, a masquerade?"
Wild Guitar
Wild Guitar
"(1962)  Ray Dennis Steckler directed this movie.  In this film, Bud Eagle (Arch Hall, Jr.) is given a shot at the big time by Mike McCauley (Arch Hall, Senior), the unscrupulous owner of a small record company."
Wild Guitar / The Choppers
Wild Guitar / The Choppers
"Acting under the name Cash Flagg, Ray also played a character named Steak in "Wild Guitar" (1962).  Ray as Steak: "This is Daisy.  She's gonna teach you how to swing!"  Ray did NOT direct or appear in the film "The Choppers" (1961), which starred Arch Hall, Jr. as Jack 'Cruiser' Bryan."
Theme From Wild Guitar
Theme From Wild Guitar
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies
"(1964)  Ray Dennis Steckler directed this movie.  Jerry (Ray Dennis Steckler) falls in love with a stripper he meets at a carnival.  She is the sister of a gypsy fortune teller named Madame Estrella (Brett O'Hara), who hypnotizes Jerry, and turns him into a psychotic killer."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Incredibly Strange
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Incredibly Strange
"(1964)   Acting under the name Cash Flagg, Ray also starred as Jerry in this cult classic.  Ray as Jerry: "The world's here to be enjoyed, not to make you depressed. That's what work does, it makes you feel depressed."  Actress Carolyn Brandt, who plays Marge Neilson, got married to Ray in 1963."
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-up Zombies
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-up Zombies
The Thrill Killers
The Thrill Killers
"(1964)  Ray Dennis Steckler directed this movie.  In this film, three psychotic murderers escape from a mental institution, and go on a murder spree in Los Angeles."
The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters - Trilogy
The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters - Trilogy
"(1965)  Ray Dennis Steckler co-wrote and directed this trilogy of short films, which imitate the movies of the Bowery Boys.  Acting under the name Cash Flagg, Ray also starred as the main character named Gopher."
The Adventures of Rat Phink and Boo Boo
The Adventures of Rat Phink and Boo Boo
"(1966)  Ray Dennis Steckler co-wrote and directed this masterpiece.  Cee Bee Beaumont (Carolyn Brandt), the girlfriend of rockabilly superstar Lonnie Lord (Ron Haydock), is kidnapped by the Chain Gang.  Lonnie and his friend Titus Twimbly (Titus Moede) go to her rescue as superheroes Rat Pfink and Boo Boo!  Rat Pfink: "This looks like a job for You-Know and Who!"
Eaffin' And Surfin' (Theme From Rat Pfink A Boo Boo)
Eaffin' And Surfin' (Theme From Rat Pfink A Boo Boo)
"1966"
Midnight Movie Collection
Midnight Movie Collection
"This 4-DVD boxed set includes the movies "The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies" (1964), "The Thrill Killers" (1964), "The Lemon Grove Kids" (1965), and "The Adventures of Rat Pfink and Boo Boo" (1966)."
Body Fever
Body Fever
"(1969) Ray Dennis Steckler co-wrote and directed this movie.  Ray also played a down and out private detective named Charlie Smith, who is hired to catch cat burglar Carrie Erskine (Carolyn Brandt).  Ray as Charlie Smith: "My whole life has been a movie, but I keep getting the reels mixed up."
Body Fever (1969) Carolyn Brandt. Ray Dennis Steckler
Body Fever (1969) Carolyn Brandt. Ray Dennis Steckler
"(1969)  Ray had just completed filming, when he saw Coleman Francis drunk and lying in the gutter.  Coleman was the writer/director of "Red Zone Cuba and "The Beast of Yucca Flats."  Steckler felt so bad that he offered Coleman Francis a role in the movie, and filmed some additional scenes with him."
Satanis: The Devil's Mass / Sinthia: The Devil's Doll (Special Edition)
Satanis: The Devil's Mass / Sinthia: The Devil's Doll (Special Edition)
"Ray Dennis Steckler co-wrote and directed "Sinthia: The Devil's Doll" (1970).  In that film, Cynthia (Sinthia) Kyle kills her parents.  Later, she has nightmares about Lucifer, hell, and her murdered parents in various disguises.  Ray did NOT direct the documentary "Satanis: The Devil's Mass" (1969)."
Blood Shack
Blood Shack
"(1971)  Ray Dennis Steckler co-wrote and directed this movie.  In this horror film, Carol (Carolyn Brandt) inherits a ranch that is supposedly haunted by a murderous beast called "The Chooper."  The movie's theme song, "The Chooper," was written and sung by Ron Haydock, who played rockabilly superstar Lonnie Lord in "The Adventures Of Rat Pfink and Boo Boo" (1966)."
Red Heat / Hot Vampire / Peeping Tom
Red Heat / Hot Vampire / Peeping Tom
"This 2-disc set includes the movies "The Mad Love Life Of A Hot Vampire" (1971), "Red Heat" (1975), and "Peeping Tom."
The Hollywood Strangler Meets the Skid Row Slasher
The Hollywood Strangler Meets the Skid Row Slasher
"(1979)  Ray Dennis Steckler wrote and directed this movie.  In this film, Jonathan Click (Pierre Agostino) is a photographer who takes pictures of young models in Hollywood, and then strangles them.  Carolyn Brandt plays a character who works in an adult bookstore by day, and kills homeless drunks at night.  Later, the strangler stalks the slasher!"
The Las Vegas Serial Killer
The Las Vegas Serial Killer
"(1986)  Ray Dennis Steckler wrote and directed this movie.  In this film, Jonathan Glick (not Click) is once again played by Pierre Agostino.  He is released from the penitentiary on a technicality. He arrives in Las Vegas three days later, and goes on a killing spree."
Midnight Movie Collection 2
Midnight Movie Collection 2
"This 4-DVD boxed set includes the movies "Body Fever" (1969), "Blood Shack" (1971), "The Hollywood Strangler Meets the Skid Row Slasher" (1979), and "The Las Vegas Serial Killer (1986)."
War Cat [VHS]
War Cat [VHS]
"(1987)  Ted V. Mikels directed most of this movie, while Ray Dennis Steckler (uncredited) directed some scenes.  In this film, a young woman encounters a crazed group of survivalists who have killed a gang of motorcyclists in the desert.  The survivalists capture and rape her, but she manages to escape, and plots her revenge against them."
Filmfax Magazine, Issue #28
Filmfax Magazine, Issue #28
"(1991)  This all exploitation issue includes profiles of Ray Dennis Steckler, Russ Meyer, Ted V. Mikels, and Doris Wishman.  It also includes a replica of the pressbook for Ray Dennis Steckler's movie "The Thrill Killers."
Cult Movies #15 1995 Vincent Price Ray Dennis Steckler Mummy After Karloff
Cult Movies #15 1995 Vincent Price Ray Dennis Steckler Mummy After Karloff
"1995"
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