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Plan 9 from Outer Space

12 Ratings: 2.3
Ed Wood's cult classic which was a critical bomb and is considered the worst film of all time on six continents!

   With nothing but a rough idea for a horror film, director Edward D. Wood Jr. raised money, borrowed Bela Lugosi for a few days and shot footage in and around a cemetery and the front of Tor Johnson's house. Lugosi died unexpectedly after … see full wiki

Genre: Classics, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Release Date: 1959
MPAA Rating: Unrated
1 review about Plan 9 from Outer Space

Wood's Masterpiece.

  • Feb 20, 2004
PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE is often considered to be both Ed Wood's best film and "the worst movie of all time". Do you see the illogic there? How can it be Wood's "best film", yet the "worst movie of all time"? It really isn't. Wood made lots of films that were ten times as worse than PLAN 9 and there are a lot of movies being churned out in theatres today that are just awful. If nothing else, PLAN 9 is amusing and at least has a story, convoluted as it is. Besides, it was the last film Bela Lugosi ever made.

The plot revolves around some aliens who are resurrecting dead people to have them kill other people they can resurrect so that they can teach the Earthlings a lesson. That pretty much sums it up. What that summary doesn't include are all the great visual gags: from the flying saucer plates on string to doors without any doorknobs. It's all fun, fun, fun.

Ed Wood was a filmmaker with a passion to make movies. He wanted to make movies, so he did. Had he been alive today, he probably would be a fairly famous filmmaker and not the shunned director he later became.

PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE is bizarre and kind of dumb. However, it's also hilarious to watch and is better than many movies being made today. If nothing else, it's worth watching for it's place in movie canon.

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