Written, Produced, and Directed By: Edward D. Wood Jr.
Starring: Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore, Tom Keene, Carl Anthony, Paul Marco, Tor Johnson, Dudley Manlove, Joanna Lee, John Breckinridge, Lyle Talbot, David De Mering, Norma McCarty, Bill Ash, Reverend Lynn Lemon, and featuring Bela Lugosi
Plot: “Can your heart stand the shocking facts about grave robbers from outer space?” That is a question posed by the narrator of this sci-fi tale of zombies, flying saucers, and poorly constructed sets. The alien ruler asks his minions of what plan they will follow. They reply that they will initiate Plan 9 which entails shooting long distance electrodes into the pituitary glands of the recently dead. In doing so they will resurrect an army of zombies to free the human race of their own “stupid minds.” No discretion is taken in carrying out the plan as people witness flying saucers over Hollywood. Unspeakable horrors from outer space paralyze the living and reanimate the dead in this energetic, low budget sci-fi classic.
Review: Dubbed the worst movie of all time, this low budget b-movie has a ridiculous, yet compelling story line. Though the story progression is slow, this movie has an artistic feel to every carelessly executed frame that flickers on the screen. Ed Wood had imagination and vision. The fact that people said he had no real talent is the product of small minds. It is my opinion that it was the alcohol abuse that kept the quality of his films at a low-grade level and eventually his reputation as a shitty filmmaker kept his pictures from acquiring any kind of real fan base until his death in 1978. 6 out of 10.