The Astro-Zombies

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"Dismembered Bodies, Transplanted Organs, Are Used To Create The..."
  • 1967
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 3.1  (2,775)

The Astro-Zombies is a 1968 horror-thriller film directed by Ted V. Mikels. The movie follows a mad scientist, Dr. DeMarco, who is conducting experiments to create an army of superhuman killers, by doing a series of medical experiments on corpses. The movie starts with a woman being kidnapped and murdered by a mysterious figure. Meanwhile, two FBI agents, Holman (Wendell Corey) and Thompson (John Carradine), are working to investigate a series of murders, which they believe are linked to a series of experiments being conducted by Dr. DeMarco (Tom Pace), a former FBI employee, in his laboratory.

Holman and Thompson recruit a group of scientists to help them, including Dr. Robert (Tura Satana), a physicist, and Dr. Sheila Dean (Joan Patrick), a physician. Together, they uncover the full extent of Dr. DeMarco's twisted experiments and his plans to create an army of zombie-like creatures.

As the investigation progresses, Holman and Thompson realize that they are running out of time to stop Dr. DeMarco's army of Astro-Zombies, dead humans transformed into killing machines. Will they be able to stop him before it's too late?

The Astro-Zombies is a classic B-movie, with low-budget special effects, poor editing, and over-the-top acting. The movie is driven by a plot that is not quite coherent, and the dialogue is often nonsensical. However, the movie has some redeeming qualities as it can be an entertaining ride with some unintentionally funny moments.

Wendell Corey delivers a decent performance as Holman, the FBI agent leading the investigation into Dr. DeMarco's experiments. John Carradine is another highlight of the film, bringing some gravitas to his role as the eccentric scientist, Thompson.

Tom Pace is well-cast as the mad scientist, Dr. DeMarco, who is unforgettable as the antagonist of the movie. He is ambitious, and his experiments are horrifying to watch. Pace's performance is one of the highlights of the movie, and he brings a level of creepiness to the character.

The Astro-Zombies also features some great music, including the catchy and infectious instrumental tune, "The Astro-Zombies Theme," which is used throughout the film. The soundtrack is perfect for the movie's campy tone and adds to the overall fun of the movie.

In conclusion, The Astro-Zombies is a B-movie classic that is not to be taken too seriously. While it's far from perfect, the movie is a fun ride, with some great performances and an entertaining plot. If you can look past the low production values and some cheesy acting, there is some real charm to be found in this cult classic.

The Astro-Zombies is a 1967 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.1.

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    1 hr 31 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    3.1  (2,775)