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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.

Director:

Ted V. Mikels

Writers:

Ted V. Mikels (screenplay), Wayne Rogers (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendell Corey ... Holman
John Carradine ... Dr. DeMarco
Tom Pace ... Eric Porter
Joan Patrick ... Janine Norwalk
Tura Satana ... Satana
Rafael Campos ... Juan
Joseph Hoover Joseph Hoover ... Chuck Edwards
Victor Izay ... Dr. Petrovich
William Bagdad ... Franchot
Vincent Barbi Vincent Barbi ... Tiros
Egon Sirany ... Sergio Demozhenin
Jean Pirie ... Woman Killed in Garage
John Hopkins John Hopkins ... Detective Thompson
Janis Saul ... Lynn
Wally K. Berns Wally K. Berns ... (as Wally Berns)
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Storyline

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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Dismembered Bodies, Transplanted Organs, Are Used To Create The...

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Zombies See more »

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Budget:

$37,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ram Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The script for this film was written in 1961. 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 »

Quotes

Dr. DeMarco: [to his assistant, who is menacing the girl strapped to the table] Your own experiments will have to wait.
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Featured in The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels (2008) See more »

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A pinnacle of cult cinema
22 July 2004 | by dawndeadromeroSee 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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