By virtue of its insipid script, ridiculous special
effects and numerous production blunders that made the final cut, Plan
9 From Outer Space has been widely heralded as a leading
candidate for worst
motion picture ever made.
Written, directed and produced by Tinseltown hack Ed
Wood Jr., the movie's story revolves around an alien plot to conquer
Earth, and thus prevent mankind from constructing a doomsday machine
that could ultimately destroy the universe. With eight previous plans
coming up short, the well-intentioned aliens utilize Plan 9, which
consists of raising the dead and using the zombies to create chaos on
archival footage, Wood does manage to resurrect horror film legend Bela
Lugosi to play the Ghoul Man. Since not much footage was available, he
used his wife's chiropractor to fill in, even though he looked and
sounded nothing like Lugosi. So the guy went around saying nothing with
a cape pulled over his face.
The most remarkable thing about
Plan 9 From Outer Space is that it has endured because
it's so bad.
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