Sunday, October 04, 2009
Tricks & Treats 09: "Grave Robbers From Outer Space" (repost)
If you have never heard of Ed Wood, then you need to! He was the king of bad movies! In the 1950s, Wood made a run of independently produced, extremely low-budget horror, science fiction and cowboy films, now celebrated for their technical errors, unsophisticated special effects, idiosyncratic dialogue, eccentric casts and outlandish plot elements, although his flair for showmanship gave his productions at least a modicum of commercial success. Wood's one big claim was that he was able to use Bela Lugosi in his films! At the time, Lugosi was considered a has been by the film industry and on top of that, he was a junkie. But to Ed Wood, he was a big star. However, soon after their partnership began, Lugosi passed away. That didn't stop Wood from salvaging a saleable feature from Lugosi's last moments on film. The result is what is considered to be the worst movie ever made! Originally titled "Grave Robbers From Outer Space", the title was eventually changed to "Plan 9 From Outer Space". The plot of the film is focused on a race of extraterrestrial beings who are seeking to stop humans from creating a doomsday weapon that would destroy the universe. In the course of doing so, the aliens implement "Plan 9", a scheme to resurrect earth's dead as zombies to get the planet's attention, causing chaos.
Today I offer you what I call my Plan 9 super-post! You get two for the price of one! You get the film's soundtrack album as well as an album that features the entire film in audio form! It's my Halloween gift to you! Enjoy!
Plan Nine From Outer Space OST
Plan Nine From Outer Space Story Album