"The Corpse Grinders is an infamous 1971 horror film directed by Ted V Mikels about cat food that is made out of human flesh that turns cats into killing machines. It rocks. The film stars Sean Kenney, Monika Kelly, Sanford Mitchell and J Byron Foster.
Ted V Mikels is a bad movie legend, known for movie titles that at times outshone the actual movies. I mean, who can resist titles like Blood Orgy of the She Devils, The Black Klansman or The Astro-Zombies? The latter film starred John Carradine and features everything but the kitchen sink. In comparison, today's film has a couple of cats and a corpse grinding machine that cost about $17 to make. The most experienced actor in the cast was Vincent Barbi, an Italian ex-prize fighter who played Al Capone as far back as 1955 and proceeded to rack up small roles in films from War and Peace to Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. Yet this is the film that has gone down as Mikels' most remembered in a long career of filmmaking.
The film looks cheaply made, and has many unintentionally funny moments as a result. It also has an extrrrrremely sleazy feel to it, particularly with the creepy, odd characters. Their bad acting and strange faces only add to the creepy, snuff film sort of slime the film seems to resonate. Surprisingly, there’s very little gore or nudity here, which is pretty surprising. In a way it's like a cheaper 'Carry On Screaming' but without the jokes, or perhaps a cat-centric Sweeney Todd, which is a pretty sweet idea, you know?
Nevertheless, this is a funny and intriguing and fairly spooky movie. It's also cheap as hell and pretty stupid, but that's why this movie is fun."