The Corpse Grinders (1972)

USA, 1972
62m (UK), 72m
16mm film, 35mm film, Eastmancolor
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Ted V. Mikels.

Plot Summary

The ailing Lotus Cat Food Company discovers a new – and free – source of meat in the local graveyard. But who eat their human flesh enhanced food develop a taste for human flesh and aresoon on a murderous rampage.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Ted V. Mikels
Copyright: CG Productions Inc
A T.V. Mikels Film production
Produced by: Ted V. Mikels
Screenplay: Arch Hall, Joseph Cranston; Ted V. Mikels *
Cameraman: Bill Anneman
Editor, Film, Sound and Music: Ted V. Mikels
Music Supplied By: Music Industries
Sound Recordist [sic]: Art Names, John Curran
Make-up: Sherri Vernon
Special Effects: Gary Heacock
Set Design: John Robinson, Laura Young

Sean Kenney (Dr Howard Glass)
Monika Kelly (Angie Robinson)
Sanford Mitchell (Landau)
J. Byron Foster (Maltby)
Warren Ball (Caleb)
Ann Noble (Cleo)
Vince Barbi (monk)
Harry Lovejoy (neighbor)
Earl Burnam (Mr Desisto)
Zena Foster (Mrs Babcock)
Ray Dannis (Mr Babcock)
Drucilla Hoy (Tessie)
Charles “Foxy” Fox (Willie)
Stephen Lester (the mortician)
William Kirschner (B.K.)
Curt Matson (Paul the stranger)
George Bowden (David the intern)
Don Ellis (factory workman)
Mike Garrison (Michael)
Andy Collings (Donna)
Mary Ellen Burke (Annie)
Sherri Vernon (wife)
Richard Gilden (husband)

Alternative Titles

Die Leichenmühle – West Germany
Die Totenmühle – West Germany

The Corpse Grinders 2 (2000)

Extracts included in
Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987)