Plan 9 from Outer Space

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Plan 9 from Outer Space Woof! Grave Robbers from Outer Space 1956

Two or three aliens in silk pajamas conspire to resurrect several slow-moving zombies from a cardboard graveyard in order to conquer the Earth. Spaceships that look suspiciously like paper plates blaze across the sky. Pitiful, inadvertently hilarious fright worth a look if you're desperate to kill time since it's in the running for the “dumbest movie ever made” award. Lugosi's actual screen time is under two minutes, since he had the good sense to die before the film was complete. Enjoy the taller and younger replacement (the chiropractor of Wood's wife) they found for Lugosi, who remains hooded to protect his identity. 78m/B VHS, DVD . Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Lyle Talbot, Vampira, Gregory Walcott, Tom Keene, Dudley Manlove, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore, Joanna Lee, Bunny Breckinridge, Criswell, Carl Anthony, Paul Marco, Norma McCarty, David DeMering, Bill Ash, Conrad Brooks, Karl Johnson, Edward D. Wood Jr.; D: Edward D. Wood Jr.; W: Edward D. Wood Jr.; C: William C. Thompson; M: Trevor Duncan, Van Phillips, James Stevens, Bruce Campbell.