Movie, Horror: Plan 9 From Outer Space directed by Ed Wood (1959)

(Re-post due to the original link being deleted. I’ve watched several movies by Ed Wood now, and I’ve got to tell you… They really suck!)

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From the Youtube description: Plan 9 from Outer Space (originally titled Grave Robbers from Outer Space) is a 1959 independently made American black-and-white science fiction horror film released by Distributors Corporation of America (as Valiant Pictures). The film was written, produced, directed, and edited by Ed Wood, and stars Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Tor Johnson, and Vampira. The film also posthumously bills Bela Lugosi as a star (silent footage of the actor had actually been shot by Wood for another, unfinished film just prior to Lugosi’s death in 1956).

Plan 9 from Outer Space tells the story of extraterrestrials who are seeking to stop humanity from creating a doomsday weapon that could destroy the universe. The aliens implement “Plan 9”, a scheme to resurrect the Earth’s dead, referred to as “ghouls”. By causing chaos, the aliens hope the crisis will force humanity to listen to them. If not, the aliens will then destroy mankind with armies of the undead.

Plan 9 from Outer Space played on television in relative obscurity until 1980, when authors Harry and Michael Medved dubbed the film the “worst movie ever made”. Both Wood and his film were posthumously awarded two of Medveds’ Golden Turkey Awards, as the Worst Director Ever and Worst Film, respectively.

Title: Plan 9 from Outer Space 1959 Full Movie (YT link) Uploaded by Best Quality Public Domain Movies And TV.

Plan 9 From Outer Space starring Gregory Walcott (1959) – 2 stars

Run time: 1 hour, 19 minutes. Not too much to talk about here. The premise is pretty lame; aliens revive dead bodies to attack humans, except the resurrected end up like classic movie monsters. We’ve got an aging Bela Lugosi reprising his role as Dracula to an extent, with contemporary hottie Vampyra as his bride. We’ve also got Tor Johnson as the most credible of the monsters with his huge stance and creepy look, who is clearly meant to represent the Frankenstein monster. The story is nonsense, the movie scenes don’t match up well, and there is no point in the aliens coming to screw around with the residents of one small town, when their objective is to destroy all of humanity. A lot of reviewers refer to this movie as a classic, but I don’t agree with that at all. At the very least they should have done a little more with the cleavage-boasting and alluring sex vamp.

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