The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels

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Who is Ted V. Mikels?

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.

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Ted V. Mikels partial filmography

Ted's films

We will be adding more information about Ted and his films in the coming days and weeks. Please check back. For more information and films not listed, see IMDB and Ted V. Mikels' website.

10 Violent Women DVD cover thumbnail Alex Joseph and His Wives poster thumbnail The Astro Zombies DVD cover thumbnail The Astro Zombies M3 Cloned DVD cover thumbnail Astro Zombie M4 Invaders from Cyberspace logo The Black Klansman DVD cover thumbnail Blood Orgy of the She Devils DVD cover thumbnail Cauldron: Baptism of Blood DVD cover thumbnail The Corpse Grinders DVD cover thumbnail The Corpse Grinders II DVD cover thumbnail Demon Haunt DVD cover thumbnail Dimension in Fear DVD cover thumbnail The Doll Squad DVD cover thumbnail Female Slaves Revenge DVD cover thumbnail Girl in Gold Boots DVD cover thumbnail Heart of A Boy VHS cover thumbnail Mark of the Astro Zombies DVD cover thumbnail Mission: Killfast DVD cover thumbnail One Shocking Moment VHS cover thumbnail Strike Me Deadly DVD cover thumbnail War Cat VHS cover thumbnail The Worm Eaters DVD cover thumbnail

Box sets

The Bloodbath Box Set thumbnail The Corpse Grinders Box Set thumbnail The Ted V. Mikels Signature Box Set thumbnail

Ted as himself

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