The Astro Zombies
Originally Posted by Starbeast
Astro Zombies (1969) - Cult movie legend John Carradine needs fresh body parts to create cyborgs.
I heard this film was one of the worst ever made, and I ignored the movie for many years. However when I finally watched Astro Zombies I found it entertaining, it was fiendishly weird, but a cool B-movie.
is one of my favourite films. It's got everything! including solar powered robot zombies, erotic performance dancing, a girl looking down a microscope the wrong way round, John Carradine strapping a lampshade to a corpse's head and some of the most sublimely meaningless techno-babble outside a Star Trek film:
"Now Franchot, the time has come to test our new brain. We must feed this memory circuit through the emotional quotient rectifier to determine if there is any residual impurity....
(Seventeen or so switches switched, buttons pushed, and rheostats twiddled later...)
"I've introduced into the console the electrolitic limiters which should disallow interference with the programmed patterns function within the body mechanism. Actuate the heart circuit. Excellent! Before we can recall our first creation, we must attempt to override his emotional index by stepping up the voltage and transmission frequency...
(More buttons, switches and rheostats are expertly fondled and suddenly screen is full of red flashing lights! The buttons, switches and rheostats are expertly, but rapidly, fondled in reverse order till they stop.)
"It's obvious the frequency and voltage boost will not effect an override... Franchot, remove number nine from the thermal freeze casket and prepare him for brain transfer and total astro-mobilisation....
I would encourage everyone to see it. I said once, I don't think Ted Mikels directed this movie, I think he just found it in trash cans around Hollywood and glued it together with industrial strength wallpaper paste.