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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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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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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

Tura's dress is pink when she shoots the guy in her apartment, then is green when they get back from trying to drive away with the body then it turns back to pink again when they are proceeding from taking care of the other guy to going to search for the mad doctor's lab. See more »

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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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Poor John Carradine...
5 July 2005 | by InjunNoseSee all my reviews

Despite the fact that he had the greatest voice (not to mention the best wild-eyed leer!) of all the 1930s/'40s-era horror actors, he was given very little to do in the low-budget films in which he so often starred during the latter part of his career. "The Astro-Zombies" is no exception. Dressed in a white lab coat that hangs loosely on his skeletal frame, Carradine performs all his scenes on a cheap-looking dungeon set. Most of his lines are gibberish: "Activate the sonic transmogriceptor!" and so forth. There is some fun to be found elsewhere in the film, as Carradine's berserk astro-zombies wreak havoc throughout the city; there's even some gore and partial nudity (the very comely blonde chick who does a topless dance routine covered in wacky, multicolored body paint). The subplot involving foreign spies is painfully dull, however, and poorly acted by Tura Satana and her cornball henchmen. Don't expect too much...just enjoy the film for the grade-Z nonsense it is.


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