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Ted V Mikels


Born - 29 April 1929, St Paul, Minnesota, USA
Died - 16 October 2016

Fiercely bearded and moustachioed American film maker, second only to the recently deceased Herschell Gordon Lewis as a purveyor of grindhouse exploitation horror with grisly titles. Born Theodore Mikacevich, he began as an actor and stuntman, notably on The Indian Fighter (1955) and Tonka (1958). He began making his own cheaply-produced films a few years later: Strike Me Deadly (1963), The Black Klansman (1966), The Astro-Zombies (1968), The Corpse Grinders (1971), The Doll Squad (1973), Alex Joseph and His Wives (1977), Ten Violent Women (1982), Angel of Vengeance (1987), Mission: Killfast (1991), Dimension in Fear (1998), The Corpse Grinders 2 (2000), Mark of the Astro-Zombies (2004), Heart of a Boy (2006), Astro Zombies: M3 - Cloned (2010), Invaders from Cyberspace (2012) and Paranormal Extremes: Text Messages from the Dead (2015), his last.