Plan 9 From Outer Space (film, 1959)
|Plan 9 From Outer Space|
|Directed by||Edward D. Wood, Jr.|
|Produced by|| J. Edward Reynolds|
Edward D. Wood Jr.
|Written by||Edward D. Wood, Jr.|
|Narrated by||Jeron Criswell King, as "The Amazing Criswell"|
|Starring|| Gregory Walcott|
|Music by||Gordon Zahler|
|Cinematography||William C. Thompson|
|Editing by||Edward D. Wood Jr.|
|Release date(s)||March 15, 1957 (as Grave Robbers from Outer Space)|
|Running time||79 min|
Plan 9 From Outer Space is a film written, produced, and directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr., and released in 1959 under that name; it was also released under the titles Killer Zombies From Outer Space and Grave Robbers from Outer Space. A financial and critical flop at the box office, the film's poor writing, editing, and acting - in addition to the partial replacement of the film's only major star (Bela Lugosi) by a much younger and taller stand-in - has guaranteed Plan 9's place in film history as one of the worst motion pictures of all time.
The film centers on a plot by beings from outer space to take over planet earth; all previous plans have failed. The ninth plan is an attempt to raise the dead to terrify the living, in which Dracula (Lugosi) is taking an active part.