The Astro-Zombies (1968)

35mm film, Eastmancolor
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Ted V. Mikels.

Plot Summary

Dr DeMarco is fired from the Space Agency and creates an Astroman using the dead body of a criminal. But the Astroman goes on the rampage and is soon being pursued by international spies and CIA agents.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Ted V. Mikels
© MCMLXVIII [1968] J.H. Harris Ent. Inc [opening credits] © MCMLXVII [1967] RAM Productions [end titles]
Jack H. Harris Enterprises, Inc. presents. RAM Ltd presents [opening credits] A T.V. Mikels film production
Executive Producers: Kenneth Altose, Wayne Rogers
Produced by: Ted V. Mikels
Screenplay by: Ted V. Mikels, Wayne Rogers
Director of Photography: Robert Maxwell
Editors: Theo Mikacevich [real name: Ted V. Mikels]; Art Names *
Music: Nico Karaski
Sound Recordist: Frank L. Smith
Wardrobe: Nora Maxwell
Satana's Wardrobe by: Rubin Panis
Make-Up: Tony Tierney
Special Effects: Gary Heacock
Art Director: Wally Moon

Wendell Corey (Holman)
John Carradine (Dr DeMarco)
Tom Pace (Eric Porter)
Joan Patrick (Janine Norwalk)
Tura Satana (Satana)
Rafael Campos as “Juan”
Joseph 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 (Detective Thompson)
Janis Saul (Lynn)
Wally Berns
Vic Lance (chauffeur)
Lynette Lantz (Ginger)
Rod Wilmoth (Astro-Zombie)
Barbara Richards (girl strapped to table)

Alternative Titles

Astro-, Roboter des Grauens – West Germany
The Space Vampires
Space Zombies

Mark of the Astro-Zombies (2002)

Extracts included in
Filmgore (1983)
Zombiethon (1986)



Fangoria no.28 p.37 – review
Halls of Horror no.27 p.16 – note
Video Drive In no.6 – review


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