I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998)
as The Thief
as Maylinda Austed
as Cemetery Caretaker
as Tom Harris
as Teenage Hooker
as Cemetery Cop
as Loan Secretary
as Eartha Kitt's Escort
as Eartha Kitt's Piano Player
as Loan Office Cop
as Sandy Sands
as Whip Lady
as Cult Leader
as Assistant Undertaker
as Bartender #2/Girl at the Beach
as Robert Forrest
as Cruiser Cop #2
as Cruiser Cop #3
as Ballroom Woman
as Boy at Beach
as Woman in Hotel Lobby
as Policeman in Alley
Critic Reviews for I Woke Up Early the Day I Died
Wood's bargain-basement aesthetic is impossible to parody. That this mime show works better than it should is, in a sense, the ultimate dis.
It's sad and misguided and boring. Pretending to make a pathetically amateurish movie isn't nearly as effective as accidentally making one because you don't know any better.
I can recommend three more enjoyable alternatives: counting the number of hairs on the back of your forearm, practicing breaking a cinder block in half with your bare hand, or submitting to a colonoscopy.
The budgets of [Wood's] own efforts would have been splurged within the first minute of DIED's title credits
Audience Reviews for I Woke Up Early the Day I Died
I've never seen a filmmaker so proud of himself for making crap as when I saw this at TIFF. The wonderful thing about Ed Wood was he was genuinely trying to make a good film whenever he made a turkey, and it really showed and made his films really endearing, almost sweet. This turkey is made by a bunch of people who think they're better than the material... guess what, they're not.
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