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.
Kevin Sean Michaels - Director, Producer
Kevin Sean Michaels is a visual artist, actor, lecturer, filmmaker and producer based in New York City. His first documentary was the award-winning Vampira: The Movie, which features interviews with Maila "Vampira" Nurmi, Sid Haig, Julie Strain, Kevin Eastman . . . read more
Theodora Michaels - legal
Theodora K. Michaels has been working in the music industry since 1987, and in the film industry since 1995. She and her husband, Kevin Sean Michaels, co-own VAMP Productions . . . read more
Ramzi Abed - camera operator
Alexia Anastasio - camera operator
Christopher Wayne Curry - writer of narration
Mike Gaiss - logo animation
Ari Lehman - composer
A native New Yorker, Ari grew up in Westport, CT, where he was trained in classical music and jazz piano by Gay Mehegan, a professional jazz pianist well-known for her unique use of voicings and harmony on the instrument. Recognized at an early age for his musical abilities . . . read more
William D. McDonald - camera operator
Ted V. Mikels - camera operator
Terrence Smith - editor, title logo design