PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE [1959]

Billed as “The Great Bela Lugosi’s Last Film,” Plan 9 from Outer Space (originally titled Grave Robbers from Outer Space) is often referred to as the Citizen Kane of bad movies. Slapped together by the legendary Ed Wood, Jr., the entire film was built around a couple of minutes of Lugosi footage shot just before he died in 1956. Aliens invade the Earth and awaken the dead in their bid to take over the world. Although it’s often referred to as the “worst film of all time,” I find the film entertaining in its ineptness. Plan 9 also stars Tor Johnson, Mona McKinnon, Dudley Manlove (as “Eros the Alien”!) and Vampira (Maila Nurmi). Narrator Criswell repeatedly asks the audience, “Can you prove it didn’t happen?”

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One Response to PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE [1959]

  1. Yeah, Plan 9 is a wonderful piece of Z-grade film history. I think it’s improved by watching the Ed Wood biopic too. I’ve done a bit of a write up about the Ed Wood film if you’re interested …
    http://aholeinthehead.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/fave-flick-flashback-ed-wood/

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