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Someone is killing people and dismembering/mutilating their bodies.
Holman (an obviously drunk Wendell Corey), the boss of the secret service,
immediately suspects it has to do with Astro Zombies - artificially
created humans made to survive even in space - and thus sends his best
agents Eric Porter (Tom Pace) and Chuck Edwards (Joe Hoover) to track down
Doctor De Marco (John Carradine), who has once worked on the Astro Zombies
for the gouvernment but has since being fired for unethical behaviour and gone
into hiding ... and of course, he still works on the Astro Zombies,
actually he has even finished one, but this one has the brain of a killer
and occasionally goes out on a killing spree. And for some reason, the
Astro Zombie homes in on Janine (Joan Patrick), Doc De Marco's former
assistant and coincidently Eric's girlfriend When Eric valiantly defends
Janinehe knocks off the zombies power supply, so the Astro Zombie, living
on solar energy, flees with a torch pressed to his forehead - which iof
course looks really goofy. Eric however is quick to notice that the zombie
might lead them to Doctor De Marco - clever boy, he.
Meanwhile, a trio of foreign agents (Tura Satana, Rafael Campos,
Vincent Barbi) pay good Doc De Marco a visit to get their hands on his
invention, but when the Astro Zombie and the police arrive at the scene as
well, all hell breaks loose, and eventually Doc De Marco turns off his
murdering Astro Zombie, Tura Satana kills him in cold blood, the Doc's
second, newly created Astro Zombie kills Tura, and in the end he is
electrocuted - and the world is saved from the menace of Astro Zombies ...
at least for the time being.
The weird looking William Bagdad plays Doc De Marco's weird looking
hunchbacked assistant Franchot, who for no apparent reason has a girl
(Barbara Richards) strapped to a table.
Of course, as even the title suggests, Astro Zombies is trash,
utter trash, it's badly written and, sloppily directed, and it suffers
from a serius lack of budget. That all said, Astro Zombies is
also wonderful, it seems to be entirely made up of increasingly wacky
scenes, the masks of the Astro Zombies looking like plastic skulls are
priceless, the credit sequence featuring plastic toy robots that have
nothing to do with the film is hilarious, the team of John Carradine and
assistant William Bagdad is humourous to say the least, and just following
the plot and recognizing its inconsistencies and totally useless scenes is
fun all by itself.
If you're at all into bad movies, this one's a must-see.