Trailer Tuesday: The Astro-Zombies (1968)


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

  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?

  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:


  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:

    He is currently working on the fourth Astro-Zombies movie:

  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.

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