American filmmaker Ted V. Mikels holds a unique position as one of the most unconventional directors of exploitation cinema. Famous for his eccentric home life (he once lived with a harem in a castle with secret passageways) and promotional gimmicks (he was known for having nurses and ambulances on hand to assist "scared-to-death" moviegoers), Mikels is now considered a pioneering master of low-budget movie making.
Examples of Mikels' influence can be seen everywhere: from music (punk band The Misfits wrote a tribute song called "The Astro-Zombies"), to Mikels' film The Doll Squad being the template for the television series Charlie's Angels, to inspiring the look of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill.
THE VIPER ROOM / THC MUSIC / FIRST JASON PRESENTS:
DAYS OF THE DEAD (PRE-SHOW PARTY)
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 7:30pm
The Viper Room, West Hollywood, CA
Bill Moseley hosts this rockin' event.
LA Premiere screening of music video "Vampira Chant," by director Kevin Sean Michaels
DAYS OF THE DEAD
Friday - Sun. April 5 - 7, 2013
Friday 5pm -11pm, Sat 11am - 7pm, Sun 11am - 5pm
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
MONSTERPALOOZA 2013 - The Art Of Monsters
April 12th - 14th, 2013
Fri 6pm - 11pm, Sat 11am - 6pm, Sun 11am - 6pm
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport
2500 N Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
Ed Wood's PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE INTERACTIVE!
Friday, April 26th
7:30 p.m. doors; 8:30 p.m. show, $5 per person, 21 and over
1624 N.W. Glisan, Portland, OR 97209
Kevin Sean Michaels and Dennis Nybeck host the "worst" movie ever made!