Night of the Ghouls (1959)
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as Dr. Acula
as The White Ghost
as Lieutenant Dan Bradf...
as young man
as Black Ghost
as Dead Man
as Capt. Robbins
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Critic Reviews for Night of the Ghouls
Expect yet more of the 'neo-Brechtian panache' (i.e. complete technical incompetence) that secured Wood his rep as the very worst of the worst.
Awfully directed by the ironically feted cult film-maker Ed Wood Jr.
The joys of Night of the Ghouls rest on the laurels of an extremely acquired taste in "bad" movies. Don't say you weren't warned.
As lame as 'Plan 9' and 'Glen or Glenda' but not quite as unintentionally funny.
Audience Reviews for Night of the Ghouls
I liked this movie, it was funny, the story is good and the movie doesn't look as bad as plan 9 does, instead it's more like a low budget horror movie. I really liked it.
Probably the worst of Ed Woods sci-fi/horror flicks which is quite an achievement haha the lack of Lugosi is the real undoing here, his iconic charm is badly needed to lift this as the other players just don't/can't do the job. There isn't much of a job to do here to be honest as the plot is wafer thin and barely covers one hour but Lugosi would always bring a sparkle to any nonsense haha at least we have Tor Johnson to lurch and lumber around with classic Wood direction along with Criswell in his ever clean tucks :)
Some of the 'effects' are quite cool in their cheapness and do bring a kind of cheesy fairground fun house theme to the proceedings which somehow keeps you interested, just, but we all know what to expect from Ed Wood so you just watch to see the imagination and resourcefulness of his film making, kudos for effort with no money :)
Over acting, bad dialogue, technical flaws, flying trumpets on strings, just another "so-bad-its-good" film from Ed Wood.
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