Plan 9 from Outer Space

1959

Plan 9 from Outer Space

Critics Consensus

The epitome of so-bad-it's-good cinema, Plan 9 From Outer Space is an unintentionally hilarious sci-fi "thriller" from anti-genius Ed Wood that is justly celebrated for its staggering ineptitude.

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Total Count: 36
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Based on a true tale of horror from a noted American television psychic, this low-budget sci-fi epic tells the chilling tale of space aliens who come to Earth in flying saucers and raise the dead in hopes of overtaking the planet. The military knows about the invasion and struggles to keep the alien doings a secret. Fortunately for the rest of humanity a courageous airline pilot is able to team up with a detective and stop them from enacting the dreaded "Plan 9." Hailed, with good reason, as one of the worst movies ever to disgrace the screen, Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space, has become a camp classic with its dreadful production values (paper plate space ships and obviously fake cemetery grass are highlights), and cavalier attitudes to minor things such as editing and continuity. Though Wood was seriously trying to frighten his audience, the film is so bad that it cannot help but promote laughter. It does contain the last footage of Bela Lugosi, who died well before Wood made the film. Having nothing really to do with the plot, Wood tacked in two minutes worth of silent footage of the aging Lugosi and gave him top billing afterward.

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Cast

Bela Lugosi
as Ghoul Man
Lyle Talbot
as General
Tor Johnson
as Inspector Clay
Gregory Walcott
as Jeff Trent
Mona McKinnon
as Paula Trent
Duke Moore
as Lt. Harper
Tom Keene
as Col. Tom Edwards
Criswell
as Narrator
Paul Marco
as Patrolman Kelton
Bill Ash
as Captain
Conrad Brooks
as Policeman
Vampira (Maila Nurmi)
as The Ghoul Woman
Carl Anthony
as Patrolman Larry
J. Edward Reynolds
as Gravedigger
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