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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Meet Kevin Sean Michaels at Rock And Shock (Hollywood Book & Poster table)
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8:00 PM: Screening of The Corpse Grinders at The Loft Cinema
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Meet Kevin Sean Michaels at Chiller Theatre Expo (Hollywood Book & Poster table)
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Meet Kevin Sean Michaels at Chiller Theatre Expo (Hollywood Book & Poster table)
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