A mad scientist and his creepy, mute assistant are animating corpses using a combination of plastic organs, impervious blood substitute, and solar power cells. Unfortunately their first successful experiment made use of a psychopathic killer corpse (insert Abby Normal joke here). Both the CIA and foreign governments are extremely interested in these experiments for their own purposes.
Mr. AC and I have an unofficial and non-exclusive zombie subtheme going this year, and when I read that Catfreeek was going in a zombie-heavy direction, I had to post ASAP to warn Catfreeek and everyone else: don't watch this one! If it's not already, it would make a great MST3K, because in addition to being ridiculous, derivative, and a poor film in every way (acting, costumes, plot, continuity, etc. etc.), there are many unnecessarily extended and boring scenes just crying out for commentary. Mr. AC and I tried to fill the gaps with witty commentary of our own but we were both nearly asleep by the end. At one point I had to remind Mr. AC that if his eyes didn't stay on the screen he wouldn't be able to count this one toward his total. Apparently there's a direct-to-video 2002 sequel, "Mark of the Astro-Zombies." I've added it to the queue but make no promises about actually watching it.