Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)"Can your heart stand the shocking facts about Grave robbers from Outer Space?" That's the question on the lips of the narrator of this tale about flying saucers, zombies and cardboard tombstones. A pair of aliens, angered by the "stupid minds" of planet Earth, set up shop in a California cemetery. Their plan: to animate an army of the dead to march on the capitals of the world. (The fact that they have only managed to resurrect three zombies to date has not discouraged them.) An intrepid airline pilot living near the cemetery must rescue his wife from this low-budget terror. "Can you prove it *didn't* happen?"
Bela Lugosi died during the filming and was doubled by Wood's dentist for the remainder of the film. Watch how he keeps the cape over his face in every scene. - mfd
Directed by: Edward D. Wood, Jr.
The cast includes: Gregory Walcott (Jeff Trent), Mona McKinnon (Paula Trent), Duke Moore (Lt. John Harper), Vampira Vampira (Vampire Girl), Tor Johnson (Insp. Dan Clay), Bela Lugosi (Ghoul Man)
Also known as: Grave Robbers from Outer Space , Vampire's Tomb
MPAA rating: , Running time: 79 minutes
Presented in: Color
Related titles: Ed Wood (1994)
Related categories: Aliens, Campy, Undead, Living Dead, & Mutants