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Plan 9 from Outer Space Details


With its incoherent plot, jaw-droppingly odd dialogue, inept acting, threadbare production design, and special effects so shoddy that they border on the surreal, Plan 9 From Outer Space has often been called the worst movie ever made. But it's an oddly endearing disaster; boasting genuine enthusiasm and undeniable charm, it is the work of people who loved movies and loved making them, even if they displayed little visible talent. In Plan 9, alien invaders attempt to conquer the world by raising the dead, starting with an old man dressed in a Dracula costume ([[Performer~P43690~Bela Lugosi~belalugosi]], in a few minutes of left-over footage grafted into this film), his much-younger and well-proportioned wife (Maila "Vampira" Nurmi), and a remarkably overweight police officer ([[Performer~P35955~Tor Johnson~torjohnson]]). Often funny and consistently entertaining (if almost always for the wrong reasons), Plan 9 From Outer Space is an anti-masterpiece if there ever was one, and as [[Performer~P15797~Criswell~criswell]] so brilliantly puts it, "Can you PROVE it didn't happen?!?" Its legendary director Edward D. Wood Jr. was played by [[Performer~P18682~Johnny Depp~johnnydepp]] in [[Performer~P83666~Tim Burton~timburton]]'s 1994 biopic, Ed Wood. One of the DVD releases of Plan 9 From Outer Space includes the documentary [[Feature~V17986~Flying Saucers Over Hollywood: The Plan 9 Companion~flyingsaucersoverhollywood:theplan9companion]], an exhaustive and entertaining look at the making of the film that runs a half-hour longer than the feature to which it pays tribute! ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:June 2, 1995


Bela Lugosi
as The Ghoul Man
Mona McKinnon
as Paula Trent
Gregory Walcott
as Jeff Trent
Ben Frommer
as Man
Tor Johnson
as Police Inspector Clay
as Himself
Duke Moore
as Lt. Harper
Bill Ash
as Captain
Norma McCarty
as Edith
Conrad Brooks
as Policeman
Dudley Manlove
as Eros
Paul Marco
as Patrolman Kelton
Tom Keene
as Col. Edwards
Lyle Talbot
as General
Maila "Vampira" Nurmi
as Vampire Girl


Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Van Phillips
Composer (Music Score)
Trevor Duncan
Composer (Music Score)
Steve Race
Composer (Music Score)
Gordon Zahler
Composer (Music Score)
Gordon Zahler
Musical Direction/Supervision
Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Barry Sandrew
Executive Producer
Harry Reif
Set Designer