The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. (1996)

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The strange life and the wonderfully awful films of 1950s movie director Ed Wood are profiled in this documentary. The film centers on the lives and thoughts of Wood's entourage and those who knew him. Among those interviewed is Dolores Fuller, Wood's former lover and star of his earliest films.
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NR
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Documentary , Television
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Image Entertainment

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Critic Reviews for The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr.

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Austin Chronicle

The 1996 documentary provides a complete profile of Wood's life and career, but it also branches out into extended profiles of many of Wood's associates.

Full Review… | December 3, 2004
Movie City News

Audience Reviews for The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr.

Just an absolutely terrific documentary about "the worst director of all time." Getting to see the original cast speak about Ed is really quite amazing. And although this movie is entertaining and informative, it is also quite sad. Still, fans of Mr. Wood, and maybe even people who aren't will find this movie as amazing as I did.

Joe King
Joe King

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Brent Farmer
Brent Farmer
½

An enlightening documentary on the infamous Ed Wood. Fine use of vintage footage, film clips and talking heads for a comprehensive look at the life and times of the great low-budget auteur. Of the "witnesses" Maila "Vampira" nurmi gives what is by far the most interesting and humorous interview, although Dolores Fuller, Gregory Walcott and Harry Thomas provide some excellent commentary on their experiences as well. A fine companion piece to Wood's films and Tim Burton's film (which is apparently fraught with historical inaccuracies, not that that makes it less of a masterpiece).

Caleb McCandless
Caleb McCandless

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