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The Astro-Zombies (1968)

The Plan - to build a super human; How? - by murdering innocent convenient victims and using various bits of them; The Result - Creatures on the rampage.

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Holman
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Dr. DeMarco
Tom Pace ...
Eric Porter
Joan Patrick ...
Janine Norwalk
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Juan
Joseph Hoover ...
Chuck Edwards
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Dr. Petrovich
William Bagdad ...
Franchot
Vincent Barbi ...
Tiros
Egon Sirany ...
Sergio Demozhenin
Jean Pirie ...
Woman Killed in Garage
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Janis Saul ...
Lynn
Wally K. Berns ...
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After being fired from the Space Agency, the disgruntled (not to mention crazy) Dr. DeMarco creates an Astroman from a criminal's dead body. However, he loses control of his creation, which goes on a killing spree, attracting the attention of an international spy ring and the CIA. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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19 May 1968 (USA)  »

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$37,000 (estimated)
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Shot on a budget of $37,000 of which $3,000 of that went to pay John Carradine's salary. See more »

Goofs

When Tyros and Juan pull into the parking space, they completely miss their mark and straddle the line. After a quick cut to a cop watching them, we cut back to the car and it is pulled perfectly into the space. See more »

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Dr. DeMarco: Your own experiments will have to wait. Dr De Marco to Assistant who is menacing the girl strapped to the table.
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A pinnacle of cult cinema
22 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is even bashed by fans of cheesy old "B" horror films. This I don't understand. I loved every second of this movie. It took me a while to find a copy of Astro Zombies, but I found the DVD for $7.99, when it arrived, I immediately popped it in. I was not disappointed in the slightest. Its title may suggest that this film contains an onslaught of Romero-esque zombies from space, of course, that would've been a whole lot cooler than the few Astro-Zombies we see in this film, but they still delighted me. I found this film to have a preety cool premise (zombie like quasi-men who can be controlled and programmed), even though it contained all the stereotypical characters a film like this needs. Of course, that didn't bother me in the slightest. Neither did the pacing, I didn't find this film to bore me at all. Teenage Zombies would be a film with incredibly bad pacing. That is a boring movie. You need to keep in mind that Astro Zombies is a cheesy zombie movie from 1969, its not Oscar material. So, you all need to quit your whining and just accept that there is much worse out there. LONG LIVE TED MIKELS!


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