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Mark of the Astro-Zombies (2004)

Video  |   |  Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  26 October 2004 (USA)
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This is a reinterpretation by Ted V. Mikels about his original creation of the "Astro-Zombies". This time around, it's evil aliens who are operating on people. These strange space creatures... See full summary »

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Jeff Lancaster
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Crystal Collins
Brinke Stevens ...
Cindy Natale
Anton Funtek ...
Zekith
Scott Blacksher ...
Zokar / Astro-Zombie
Gene Ellison-Jones ...
President Ward Pennington (as Gene Paul Jones)
Robert Southerland ...
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Shanti ...
Dr. Owens
Ted V. Mikels ...
Dr. Mikacevich
Donna Hamblin ...
Laura
Volmar Franz ...
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ASTP-73 / Prof. Kroeger
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This is a reinterpretation by Ted V. Mikels about his original creation of the "Astro-Zombies". This time around, it's evil aliens who are operating on people. These strange space creatures are planting computer chips inside human brains and replacing organs with synthetic substitutes. The initial plan: Send dozens of mindless Astro-Zombies, armed with razor-sharp machetes, to Earth with orders to indiscriminately slash and kill all in sight! A pair of ruthlessly ambitious criminals study newspaper headlines and recall that these occurrences are somewhat similar to what took place in another time. A scheme is formulated to capitalize on these horrific events by gathering major foreign emissaries and duping them into paying billions of dollars for the power to control their own army of unstoppable walking dead. In the offices of the President of the United States, a staff meeting is called together, consisting of brilliant scholars, in an attempt to uncover the truth. Meanwhile, an ... Written by Scott Blacksher

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I had this coming
9 January 2005 | by (San Bernardino) – See all my reviews

I like bad movies. I really do.

But some bad movies at least go through the motions of trying to be good. For instance, Steckler's Incredibly Strange Creatures, where actual sets were constructed and dance numbers were even choreographed

  • albeit poorly - indicated a genuine attempt to try to make an


enjoyable movie. Heck, even Mikel's original Astro-Zombies showed some level of "pre-production" planning. None of it went towards a script rewrite though.

But, Mark of the Astro-Zombies in a contrived mess shot on videotape for crying out loud. And by that I mean a video camera that you could drive down to Circuit City and buy.

The "Making of" featurette (excuse me, I had to chuckle there for a second) is more entertaining than the feature itself, generally because it allows the viewer to see that the movie was a joke to the cast and crew, but the joke was on us.

Steer clear all - find yourself a cold beer and a Troma flick. You'll be glad you did.


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