|Directed by||Ted V. Mikels|
|Produced by||Ted V. Mikels|
|Written by||Ted V. Mikels
|Music by||Nicholas Carras|
|Edited by||Ted V. Mikels
|Distributed by||Geneni Film Distributors|
|Release date(s)||May 1968|
|Running time||91 minutes|
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.
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.
|John Carradine||Dr. DeMarco|
|Tom Pace||Eric Porter|
|Joan Patrick||Janine Norwalk|
|Joe Hoover||Chuck Edwards|
|Victor Izay||Dr. Petrovich|
|Egon Sirany||Sergio Demozhenin|
|Jean Pirie||Woman killed in garage|
|John Hopkins||Det. Thompson|
|Wally K. Berns|
|Barbara Richards||Girl strapped to table|
|Wally Moon (uncredited)||Det. Mike Webber|
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.
In addition to the 2002 Mark of the Astro-Zombies a third—and last—movie was released in 2010 called Astro Zombies M3: Cloned.