Considered by many to be the worst film ever made, Plan 9 from Outer Space is filled with more plot holes, cheap special effects, continuity errors and bad writing (and acting) than you could ever hope to see in one movie.
Written and directed by Cross-dressing (and NOT transgender) legend Ed Wood, Jr. the film features Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Tor Johnson and Maila “Vampira” Nurmi. The film also bills Béla Lugosi posthumously as a star, although footage of the actor had been shot by Wood for another film just before Lugosi’s death in 1956.
So cuddle up with your best angora sweater and watch: PLAN 9 From Outer Space!
NOTLD follows Ben (Duane Jones), Barbra (Judith ODea), and five others, who are trapped in a rural farmhouse in Pennsylvania and attempt to survive the night while the house is being attacked by mysteriously reanimated ghouls. (The word “zombie” is never used in the film)
NOTLD premiered on October 1, 1968, and was made on a $114,000 budget. After decades of cinematic re-releases, it grossed some $12 million domestically and $30 million internationally. The movie was was heavily criticized during its release because of its explicit content and similarities to the ongoing Vietnam war. However, it eventually received critical acclaim and was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.
“The kids in the audience were stunned There was almost complete silence The movie had stopped being delightfully scary about halfway through, and had become unexpectedly terrifying” – Roger Ebert.
It’s Adam’s first internet date, but when he transmitted his photo to the date, he never received the date’s pic in return. So there he is, sitting in a gay bar (a totally alien world for Adam) waiting for his unknown Mr. Right to approach him. He is late, that’s for sure. Adam’s tension rises with every passing minute. With a little help from the snappy Waiter, Adam tries his best to relax. And finally, Mr. Right appears, or doesn’t he? [IMDB Information]