Welcome to The Saturday Public Domain Movie. Our first installment is Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space. The movie mixes elements of science fiction and horror as aliens come to Earth and resurrect the recently deceased, but for what purpose?! And can they be stopped?! Does our military have the capabilities to defeat both aliens and the undead? Tune in and find out.
Starring Vampira, Tor Johnson, and a posthumous appearance by Bela Lugosi from footage intended for other films, Plan 9 has gone on to become a cinema classic in spite of itself, immortalized in Tim Burton's biopic Ed Wood. It is filled with bad acting, bad writing, bad effects. Heck, you name an aspect in creating a movie and it likely was perfromed poorly. With a reported budget of $60,000, the movie exemplifies the phrase "you get what you pay for."
Yet Plan 9 is beloved by many who enjoy its utter ineptitude and the unintended laughs it offers. Plus, Wood deserves credit for getting his movie made and distributed. Hollywood is filled with quite a number of stories of those who get as far as he did.
Sit back and enjoy Plan 9 from Outer Space.