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The Astro Zombies

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Director  Ted V. Mikels
Music director  Nicholas Carras
Country  United States
3/10 IMDb

Genre  Horror, Sci-Fi
Duration  
Language  English
The Astro Zombies movie poster
Release date  May 1968
Writer  Ted V. Mikels (screenplay), Wayne Rogers (screenplay)
Screenplay  Ted V. Mikels, Wayne Rogers
Cast  Wendell Corey (Holman), John Carradine (Dr. DeMarco), Tom Pace (Eric Porter), Joan Patrick (Janine Norwalk), Tura Satana (Satana), Rafael Campos (Juan)
Similar movies  Halloween, A Serbian Film, Knock Knock, Mad Max: Fury Road, Turkey Shoot, The Rage: Carrie 2
Tagline  Dismembered Bodies, Transplanted Organs, Are Used To Create The...

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The Astro-Zombies ‒ sometimes known as The Astro Zombies (without the hyphenation), Space Zombies and The Space Vampires ‒ is a 1968 science fiction horror film starring John Carradine, Wendell Corey (in his final film appearance) and Tura Satana. It was written, directed and produced by Ted V. Mikels.

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Plot

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The plot follows a disgruntled scientist who, having been fired by the space agency, decides to create superhuman monsters from the body parts of innocent murder victims. The creatures eventually escape and go on a killing spree, attracting the attention of both an international spy ring and the CIA.

Cast

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  • Wendell Corey as Holman
  • John Carradine as Dr. DeMarco
  • Tom Pace as Eric Porter
  • Joan Patrick as Janine Norwalk
  • Tura Satana as Satana
  • Rafael Campos as Juan
  • Joseph Hoover as Chuck Edwards
  • Victor Izay as Dr. Petrovich
  • William Bagdad as Franchot
  • Vincent Barbi as Tyros
  • Vic Lance as the chauffeur
  • Egon Sirany as Sergio Demozhenin
  • Rod Wilmoth as Astro-Zombie
  • Production

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    The Astro-Zombies was filmed on a low budget of $37,000, with $3,000 of the budget used to pay Carradine. The film would be Mikels' last collaboration with Wayne Rogers from M*A*S*H fame, who also co-wrote and co-produced the film.

    Reception

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    The film has received negative reviews from critics, with some regarding the film as the worst film ever made.

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    David Cornelius from eFilmCritic.com gave the film an extremely negative 1 out of 5 stars, calling it the worst film ever made and panning the film's acting, its "painful-to-the-eyes production values" and the film's absence of reason. Leonard Maltin awarded the film the lowest possible rating of Bomb, calling it "yet another nominee for worst picture of all time".

    Sequels

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    In addition to the 2002 sequel Mark of the Astro-Zombies and 2010's Astro Zombies M3: Cloned, a fourth and final film, Astro Zombies M4: Invaders from Cyberspace, was released in 2012.

    Influence

    American horror punk band the Misfits recorded a song titled "Astro Zombies", released on their 1982 album, Walk Among Us. The lyrics, by frontman Glenn Danzig, were written from the perspective of mad scientist Dr. DeMarco.

    References

    The Astro-Zombies Wikipedia
    The Astro-Zombies IMDbThe Astro Zombies themoviedb.org


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