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TUESDAY

Seventy-five-year-old “master film-maker” Ted V. Mikels has been at his craft for half a century, cranking out one exploitative gem after another. From production work in genre junk during the ’50s, to such distinctive auteur classics as The Astro-Zombies and The Corpse Grinders in the ’60s and ’70s, right up to Mark of the Astro-Zombies and Corpse Grinders 2 in the 21st century, Mikels just will not stop—even though his films are not getting any better. They’re all terrible—and terribly wonderful. 1972’s Blood Orgy of the She-Devils is typical of the Mikels formula: A beautiful woman (Queen of the Black Witches) and other underdressed females (the Queen’s “wolf pack of voluptuous virgins”) sacrifice men in the name of unjustly persecuted witches of yore before being vanquished by the hero (the studly Dr. Helsford). And it’s based on a true story! The film screens at 8 p.m. at Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse, 2001 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. $2 (suggested donation).(202) 736-1732. (Dave Nuttycombe)