Automaton Transfusion

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Automaton Transfusion
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Directed by Steven C. Miller
Produced by Will Clevinger
Geoffrey James Clark
Written by Steven C Miller
Starring Garrett Jones
Juliet Reeves
William Howard Bowman
Cinematography Jeff Dolen
Distributed by Dimension Extreme
Release dates
  • October 18, 2006 (2006-10-18) (Screamfest Film Festival)
Running time 70 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $30,000[1]

Automaton Transfusion is an independent horror film written and directed by Steven C. Miller.

Automaton Transfusion was shot on location in Orlando, Florida on an estimated budget of $30,000.[1] It is intended to be the first of a trilogy of horror movies, and emulates classic examples of the genre. The film was purchased and released by Dimension Extreme, the straight-to-DVD genre arm of The Weinstein Company. Automaton Transfusion 2 was released in 2012.

Plot summary[edit]

In the early 1970s, when everyone in America was worrying about what was going on in Vietnam, the United States Army was secretly developing a way to resurrect and control the dead. Their intention was to have the dead fight instead of the living, but the experiments were shut down when the reanimated corpses were unable to control their hunger for human flesh.

Thirty years later the army decides to reopen the project. Grover City, because of its remote location, would be the home of their main testing facilities. Without warning, the Grover City experiments go horribly wrong and the reanimated corpses go on a rampage, eating everyone in sight.

With the town overtaken by zombies, a group of High School seniors take it upon themselves to fight back and find a cure for the disease.


Much hype was built up for this movie before release. Bloody Disgusting's Brad Miska gave the film a 7 out of 10 rating, calling it the "Holy Grail of true independent horror films."[2] Additionally,'s Nicholas Yanes gave the film a positive review and claimed that "if you are a zombie film aficionado, you will want this to be part of your collection."[3] Dread Central's Steve Barton, on the other hand, gave the film a 2.5 out of 5 rating, stating, "I wanted to love this movie. I wanted this to be the next big thing. It just wasn't."[4]


  1. ^ a b Rooney, Brian (2006-10-27). "Evolution of Scary Movies". ABC News. Archived from the original on 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  2. ^ Miska, Brad (2006-09-11). "Automaton Transfusion". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  3. ^ Yanes, Nicholas. "In Review: A Zombie Movie made in Disney World's Backyard Automaton Transfusion". Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  4. ^ Barton, Steve (2006-10-30). "Automaton Transfusion". DreadCentral. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 

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