Trailer Tuesday: The Astro-Zombies (1968)

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21 Responses to “Trailer Tuesday: The Astro-Zombies (1968)”

  1. Drabula says:

    my bro and i saw this at the drive-in when we were wee lads!

  2. Escobar says:

    With just a touch of my burning hand I send my Astro Zombies to rape the land. Prime directive: EXTERMINATE! The whole human race and your face, drops in a pile of flesh and then your heart heart pounds till it pumps in death. 

    Prime directive: EXTERMINATE! Whatever stands left.

  3. CharredBarn says:

    My primary brush with greatness was when I appeared in a local musical theater production of Oliver! as one of a bunch of orphans/thieves, and got to meet and “act” with John Carradine, who played Fagin. This was probably in 1970, and it was years before I learned that I had shared a stage with the Hollywood legend from The Grapes of Wrath (1940) Astro Zombies (1968) and hundreds of other films of remarkably uneven merit.

  4. Jim Schmidt says:

    …aaaaand added to my Netflix instant queue :D

  5. Matteo Bernardini says:

    I remeber this from long ago: watched in the first place just because it starred the marvellous Tura Satana :p
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tura_Satana

  6. A. says:

    I went to see this in college, presented by horror host Dr. von Calimari. 

    I was disappointed; I expected it to mirror the Misfits song. ;)

  7. J Sullivan says:

    … and who can forget John Carradine as mad Dr. Bernardo in Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=Hf64xSG0mxo

  8. By my calculations, this trailer averages one adjective every 4.12 seconds, including two hits per second for “the beautiful, voluptuous, deadly, vicious Satana.”

  9. snagglepuss says:

    This REALLY needs a new soundtrack, provided by Los Straitjackets.

  10. cameron obscura says:

    got to see this as a triple bill w/Ted V’s Doll Squad & Blood Orgy of the She-Devisl ‘n he took questions afterwards (Tura and Dolores Fuller were also there)…quite a memorable experience!

  11. unicornrainbow says:

    oh Tura, you will be missed. Was lucky to sit next her for a screening of Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Great experience and amazing lady.

  12. Antinous / Moderator says:

    This 1968 piece of schlock isn’t John Carradine’s finest moment

    And yet…

  13. gerG Maclaurin says:

    why, that’s Tura!!!  OMG, faster, pussycat, kill! kill!

  14. millie fink says:

    Joy joy joy. Just watching that trailer staggered my imagination.

    And then I died a thousand deaths.

  15. noah django says:

    TURA!  YESSSS!

  16. Art says:

    Obscure Film Fact:  A very young Al Pacino appears  (uncredited)  @ 0:14 secs.

  17. And Ted V. Mikels is still making movies!  There is a newish documentary about him, The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels: http://www.oldies.com/product-view/1061D.html

    He is currently working on the fourth Astro-Zombies movie: http://thewildworldoftedvmikels.com/Mikels-info/films/AstroZombieM4.php

  18. Wikipedia notes that this fine film was co-written by “M*A*S*H” actor Wayne Rogers.  Wikipedia goes on to say that “much of the film was shot on property owned by actor Wayne Rogers”.  Here I would like to express my personal suspicion that Wayne Rogers got a writers credit for The Astro-Zombies project *because* he allowed the movie to be filmed on his property.

  19. fergus1948 says:

    I watched in terror and screamed with fear!

  20. Jaye Thompson says:

    A few years ago, my friends and I did a MST3K of this as a Christmas present for our good buddy. Now I watch this movie with both an appreciation for pulp horror and nostalgia for the filming of our spoof. =D

    Ted Mikels is a really nice guy, too. We bought a bobble-head Astro-Zombie from his website last year and he included a bunch of freebie extras.
    http://www.tedvmikels.com/bobble_heads.htm

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