The Corpse Grinders (The Flesh Grinders) (1971)

The Corpse Grinders (The Flesh Grinders)


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Cult filmmaker Ted V. Mikels (The Astro-Zombies) directed this extremely low-budget horror comedy about crooked cemetery workers who make cat food out of dead bodies. They do this by putting them in "the most diabolical device known to man -- the corpse-grinding machine!!!" It's actually a cardboard box with paper blades, which only adds to the gymnasium spookhouse quality of the film. When the cats taste the food (which comes out of the machine brown for boys and pink for girls), they turn on … More

Rating: R
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Arch Hall Jr., Joseph L. Cranston
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 29, 2005



as Dr. Howard Glass

as Angie Robinson

as The Neighbor

as De Sisto

as Mrs. Babcock

as Babcock

as Mortician

as Factory Workman

as Assistant To De Sist...

as De Sisto's Secretary

as Paul, The Stranger
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Critic Reviews for The Corpse Grinders (The Flesh Grinders)

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

... silly scripting, bad acting, cheap sets, [and] dingy photography become part of the entertainment value, turning the film into a campy laugh riot.

Full Review… | July 5, 2008

There is nothing in Ted V. Mikels's infamous grindhouse cheapie even a fraction as disturbing as the graphic art of its promotional one-sheet.

Full Review… | April 20, 2005
Slant Magazine

Maloderous as a can of cat food left out in the sun.

Full Review… | January 28, 2005

January 29, 2004
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

September 5, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for The Corpse Grinders (The Flesh Grinders)

One of those movies where the trailer and cover art are much better than the film itself. Still though good campy fun. Just don't expect too much out of it.

Ed Fucking Harris

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