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
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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