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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The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels screening at the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival (SF36), 7:30 PM, Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq., Somerville, MA
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Meet Kevin Sean Michaels at Megacon (Hollywood Book & Poster table)
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Deadline for voting in the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards

Meet Kevin Sean Michaels at Megacon (Hollywood Book & Poster table)
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7 PM: Astro-Zombies M3: Cloned screening & Ted V. Mikels in person at theatre7 in Las Vegas
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Grindhouse Film Fest Tribute To Tura Satana featuring Russ Meyer's Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! at 7:30 PM and Ted V. Mikels' The Dolls Squad at 9:30 PM. New Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles, CA Buy tickets here.
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Grindhouse Film Fest Tribute To Tura Satana featuring Russ Meyer's Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! at 7:30 PM and Ted V. Mikels' The Dolls Squad at 9:30 PM. New Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles, CA Buy tickets here.
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Meet Kevin Sean Michaels and surprise guests at Viva Las Vegas in Las Vegas at the Orleans Hotel and Casino, 4500 West Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89103

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Meet Kevin Sean Michaels and surprise guests at Viva Las Vegas in Las Vegas at the Orleans Hotel and Casino, 4500 West Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89103
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Meet Kevin Sean Michaels and surprise guests at Viva Las Vegas in Las Vegas at the Orleans Hotel and Casino, 4500 West Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89103
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Meet Kevin Sean Michaels and surprise guests at Viva Las Vegas in Las Vegas at the Orleans Hotel and Casino, 4500 West Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89103
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Ted V. Mikels' birthday
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Meet Kevin Sean Michaels at Saturday Nightmares (Scare Tactix table)
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Meet Kevin Sean Michaels at Saturday Nightmares (Scare Tactix table)
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