The Astro-Zombies

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The Astro-Zombies
Astrozombies.jpg
Directed by Ted V. Mikels
Produced by Ted V. Mikels
Written by Ted V. Mikels
Wayne Rogers
Starring John Carradine
Wendell Corey
Tura Satana
Tom Pace
Music by Nicholas Carras
Cinematography Robert Maxwell
Edited by Ted V. Mikels
Art Names
Distributed by Geneni Film Distributors
Release dates May 1968
Running time 91 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Astro-Zombies, aka Space Zombies aka 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.

Plot[edit]

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[edit]

Actor Role
Wendell Corey Holman
John Carradine Dr. DeMarco
Tom Pace Eric Porter
Joan Patrick Janine Norwalk
Tura Satana Satana
Rafael Campos Juan
Joe Hoover Chuck Edwards
Victor Izay Dr. Petrovich
William Bagdad Franchot
Vincent Barbi Tyros
Egon Sirany Sergio Demozhenin
Jean Pirie Woman killed in garage
John Hopkins Det. Thompson
Janis Saul Lynn
Wally K. Berns
Vic Lance Chauffeur
Lynette Lantz Ginger
Rod Wilmoth Astro-Zombie
Barbara Richards Girl strapped to table
Wally Moon (uncredited) Det. Mike Webber

Production[edit]

During a showing of the film on KTVU's Creature Features, it was noted that much of the film was shot on property owned by actor Wayne Rogers.

Reception[edit]

The low budget movie has gained cult status along with many of Ted V. Mikels other works, inspiring him to write and direct a sequel. Mark of the Astro-Zombies was released direct-to-video in 2002 with Tura Satana reprising her role of Satana from the original film.

Remake[edit]

In addition to the 2002 Mark of the Astro-Zombies a third—and last—movie was released in 2010 called Astro Zombies M3: Cloned.[1]

Influence[edit]

American horror punk band the Misfits recorded a song entitled "Astro Zombies", released on their 1982 album, Walk Among Us.

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