Saturday October 22, 2011 / 8:00pmPlan 9 From Outer Space
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PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE is famous for being one the worst movies ever made but that is the total charm of the film. It is so bad that it is hilarious fun. I enjoyed every second of the movie because it was so bad. The highlight of the evening was the panel discussion with Gregory Walcott, who gave some wonderful insight into the making of the movie. The sets are so bad and fake looking that the movie just can't be taken seriously yet the actors seem to be very serious about their roles. There are a few obviously camp actors like Vampira and Criswell but the rest of the cast is taking it seriously. What could be more fun? To add to the total bizarre nature of the film, this is Bela Lugosi's last movie, but he was already dead when filming began! Director Ed Wood had taken some film of Lugosi for another project. These scenes were added into PLAN 9 and another actor--his arm always covering his face with his cape--is used for the extra scenes need. The fact that this film is so hilariously bad makes it a real gem. I can't imagine what audiences thought when the film was just being shown for the first time. Everyone now knows not to take it seriously. This truly was a fun and delightful movie experience at the Alex.