Well, the main thing that happened is Lashley losing the world title to Bobby Roode. And honestly, it wasn't that great of a match despite what others and the crowd are saying. But we did have a funny segment with Shark Boy and we had a good match between James Storm and Eddie Edwards, which was an impromptu match. We also had a half and half situation with the Tag Team Tournament semifinals. Samoa Joe/Low Ki vs. MVP/Kenny King was good while Hardys vs. EC3/Tyrus was pretty bad. We'll explain more of our opinions about the show and we had one bit of news.
Inductee: Plan 9 From Outer Space Whoever Robbed This Grave Got Ripped Off Worse Than
Rivera With Capone’s Vault
D. Wood Jr…
by many as Ed Wood, Ed Wood may be one of the worst directors of all time, but
of all those bad directors, he is the most well-known of them. He has even been
honored with his own biopic, directed by one of Hollywood’s most known
directors, Tim Burton. Even for the good directors, it is very hard to get a
biopic done about your life and this supposed terrible director gets one.
That’s the type of high profile this guy has. And today, we will talk about his
we talk about this film, we have to talk about the history and the players. Ed
Wood had already infamous films under his resume with Glen or Glenda and Bride
of the Monster before he had the idea for a film called Grave Robbers From
Outer Space. Unfortunately for him, because of the last few films he did
including those two notorious films, he couldn’t really find many people to
finance his film. However, he was able to find some Baptist ministers to
finance his films, but one of the things they wanted was changing the title of
the film because they were not comfortable with the Grave Robbers. So instead,
they went with Plan 9 From Outer Space.
the casting begins, and the first person he cast was Bela Lugosi……sort of. You
see, Bela Lugosi died of a heart attack in 1956. But before his untimely death,
Bela Lugosi and Ed Wood had become pretty good friends due to Ed Wood’s
admiration for Bela Lugosi as an actor. Because of Bela Lugosi’s lifestyle and
attitude towards people, he didn’t have many friends and as far as getting roles
goes, he barely could get any of those. He was considered a has-been by
Hollywood and he knew it. So what is a man like Bela Lugosi to do? Accept the
role from his friend who would be more than happy to have him in the film and
that he did when he was in Glen or Glenda and of course Bride of the Monster.
Also before Bela’s death, he had filmed scenes for several half-realized
projects, like Tomb of the Vampire or The Ghoul Goes West. And with those
scenes to films that were never realized before his death, Ed was able to
convince his financers that this film was Bela Lugosi’s last film.
casting that was made very early was Tor Johnson. Ed Wood found Tor in a
wrestling ring because Tor Johnson as I had mentioned in my induction of The
Beast of Yucca Flats, was a pro wrestler The Super Swedish Angel and Ed, like
myself and plenty of people I know, was a fan of pro wrestling. Tor had that
look that Ed could easily use in his films and boy did he ever when he cast him
as Lobo in Bride of the Monster.
also was able to get Maila Nurmi, otherwise known as TV’s first horror host
Vampira. In 1955, her series was cancelled and she was basically parlaying her
act on the road with other TV series and in 1956, she had modelled for Disney’s
character Maleficent. So with all of that not making enough money, she took the
role for this film.
with that being said, let’s look at this film.
we start this movie with…
for those of you who don’t know who Criswell was, I don’t blame you because
unless you lived in Los Angeles in the 1950s, you wouldn’t know him except from
these films. However, in LA, he was an evangelical psychic who was well-known
for his wildly inaccurate predictions. Some of his predictions involved mass
cannibalism and the world ending on August 18, 1999 (way past that one); and he
claimed Denver would be struck down by a ray from outer space that would cause
all metal to adopt the qualities of rubber, causing horrific accidents at amusement
parks. He also has three books (Criswell Predicts From Now to the Year 2000,
Your Next Ten Years, and Forbidden Predictions) and a long playing record which
is now a CD (Your Incredible Future) out so if you want to be in for a laugh at
how nutty this guy was with his predictions, I suggest you check those out. And
best of all, as many people will tell you who knew him, he legit believed the
stuff that was coming out of his mouth.
At Least He Is Not As Ridiculous As Gary Spivey Who I Am Convinced Hides Random
Crap (a la Captain Caveman) In That Thing On His Head.
fact, I will bring you his entire opening monologue here.
Criswell: Greetings, my
friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are
going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events
such as these will affect you in the future. You are interested in the
unknown... the mysterious. The unexplainable. That is why you are here. And
now, for the first time, we are bringing to you, the full story of what
happened on that fateful day. We are bringing you all the evidence, based only
on the secret testimony, of the miserable souls, who survived this terrifying
ordeal. The incidents, the places. My friend, we cannot keep this a secret any
longer. Let us punish the guilty. Let us reward the innocent. My friend, can
your heart stand the shocking facts of grave robbers from outer space?
Have A Feeling That When Criswell Did His Part, It Was Still Called Grave
Robbers From Outer Space Or That Last Bit Of Monologue Would Not Make Much
then go to where there is apparently a burial going on.
Lugosi Is Probably Wondering Why He Isn’t In That Coffin
all of the Bela Lugosi stuff is silent footage so for this part, we will get
Criswell narrating to us about how this old man (seriously, that is what they
are calling Bela Lugosi in this film and he is credited as Ghoul Man) just lost
his wife to death and they are all at the funeral. The old man is crying and
they leave and the grave diggers, who are in this movie as the other footage
was from another film that never happened, start covering the grave. In fact,
let Criswell tell you what is happening from his own words.
of us on this earth know that there is a time to live, and that there is a time
to die. Yet death is always a shock to those left behind. It is even more of a
shock when Death, the Proud Brother, comes suddenly without warning. Just at
sundown, a small group gathered in silent prayer, around the newly-opened grave
of the beloved wife of an elderly man. Sundown of the day; yet also the sundown
of the old man's heart, for the shadows of grief clouded his very reason... The
funeral over, the saddened group left the graveside. It was when the
gravediggers started their task that strange things began to take place.
then we cut to an airplane.
Controls Completely Made Of Cardboard
you can probably guess, they really aren’t on a plane. But regardless, it is
here where we meet pilot Jeff Trent and co-pilot Danny. Seems like a normal day
until a flash of light passes through the screen, blinding the two. They then
see a flying saucer.
A Hubcap On A String, But Who Is Counting Here
asks the stewardess if any of the passengers saw it, but she doubts it because
most of them are asleep. Well, considering there was that rough patch during
the light and considering there is normally one crazy person on the plane, I
would doubt that they were asleep for long. Jeff says that they shall keep this
quiet until they get instructions as Danny tells the air traffic controller
UFO lands in the graveyard and some noises spook the grave diggers, who don’t
like hearing noises. The two then walk off, but they notice smoke coming from a
crypt. And here comes Vampire Girl.
Is What She Is Credited As.
we’ll find out later that she was the old man’s wife, but now we have her
killing the two grave diggers. We then cut to a house where the old man lives.
He exits out and smells a flower.
then the old man goes off-screen, to apparently be hit by a car because after
he goes off screen, we hear the sounds of a car trying to break and the scream
of an old man. And then we cut to the old man’s funeral.
of the mourners wonders why he is buried in a crypt and his wife on the ground
and another says that it was apparently tradition. It is also here that we know
that Vampire Girl is his dead wife. Of course the female mourner who asked the
question finds the body of the two dead grave diggers.
are immediately called to the scene.
Of Them Is Inspector Daniel Clay (Played By Tor Johnson). And If You Ever
Wonder Why He Always Played A Lumbering Giant, It’s Because When He Is Given
Dialogue, He Sounds Like One.
Clay, after getting a summary of the situation, decides to look around…..alone.
This despite the fact that Lt. John Harper (the guy in the middle) tells him
that once he gets beyond the lights, he will not be able to see his own hand.
Yep, Clay is an idiot.
does get a flashlight however and makes his way around the graveyard.
Meanwhile, Jeff is at home with his wife Paula talking about something
apparently happening at the graveyard.
some questioning about Jeff looking at the sky, Jeff reveals that he saw a
flying saucer and the government made them swear to secrecy about the whole
thing. He goes on a diatribe about how these things have been seen for years
and the public ought to know about it. Of course then the flashing light passes
through again, which knocks them over.
then see the flying saucer again.
Journey Would Say, Wheels In The Sky Keep On Turning.
the flying saucer flies by the graveyard, knocking all the authorities down and
startle Inspector Clay
No Like Bright Lights!!!
sees the UFO land and decides to investigate. As he investigates, guess who
decides to come out of his crypt.
Swear I’m Bela Lugosi. Don’t Look At My Face!!!
you will see the problems between Lugosi and this double, the double for Lugosi
is not only taller, but he is also thinner as well. But don’t worry about that,
this technique of a double looking nothing like the original would be done by
many people like Steven Seagal today, although unlike Seagal, I tend to believe
that Lugosi didn’t give his permission to use this double, what with him being
dead and all.
Ghoul Man and Vampire Girl surround Inspector Clay. Clay tries to fire at them,
but it is of no use and all we hear is a scream.
other cops go out and they find Clay’s dead body.
Harper gives probably one of the most obvious lines ever said by a character.
Lt. Harper: Well, there’s one
thing that is sure. Inspector Clay is dead, murdered, and somebody’s
Man Must Be A Descendant Of Captain Obvious
Harper tells Patrolman Kelton to get the lab guys as he and Patrolman Larry get
the body. Then we cut to Inspector Clay’s funeral.
Guessing Clay Was An Asshole As This Is A Pretty Small Funeral
at least Vampire Girl is off in the distance, mourning Inspector Clay.
May Have Killed That Guy, But I Still Can’t Believe That Fat, Lovable Man Is
I have to mention that the pastor looks like Mr. Rogers.
You Dare Try To Say I Was In This Movie, Neighbor
UFOs fly overhead as we see montage of people apparently seeing them and
Criswell the Narrator confirms that is exactly what is happening. We even get
the old newspaper thing that movies liked to do back in those days.
And That Is Ed Wood Holding That Newspaper
then get stock footage of military people getting into place with one guy
somewhere else acting as the commander.
Assure You, I Am With That Stock Footage
commander is Col. Tom Edwards and he gives the go ahead to fire.
course they all miss and the UFOs decide to get the hell out of dodge, although
not before the freaking light show highlights the strings these UFOs are on.
Another guy talks to Col. Edwards and we learn that we did try to communicate
with the aliens, but we received no response. You’ll find out how BS this is
later on. Apparently, then the aliens attacked a small town, but we never heard
about it as it was hushed up by brass. Basically, this was all just some
practice firing officially.
then we get to see a flying saucer go to the mother ship.
is here that we meet The Leader.
guy who acts all effeminate is played by John “Bunny” Breckinridge. In the
1920s, Breckinridge here was a drag/burlesque entertainer. Yes, this guy
dressed up in drag and was openly gay (despite being married at one time) when
it was extremely daring. He even thought about becoming a woman before a car
accident on his way to get said operation changed his mind. This is his only
then meet the two aliens who we will be spending most of this film with, Eros
The Salute To These Aliens Is Doing Part Of The Macarena.
said that they had to pull in this space station to refuel and will return to
Earth immediately thereafter. The Leader asks what progress has been made and
Eros says that they have contacted government officials, who refuse their
existence. So much for that whole “we tried contacting them but got no
response” crap. The Leader asks what plan will they follow and Eros says Plan
9. The Leader then mentions that Plan 9 is the resurrection of the dead through
electrodes to the brain. The Leader asks how the plan has been going and Eros
reveals they have resurrected 2 dead thus far. When asked if they were seen,
Eros says that nobody that is alive has seen the dead. The Leader then laments
that it is too bad that it has to be this way. The Leader then sends the two on
Tanna talks to Eros about how well The Leader took the report and Eros assures
her that he is only taking it well, because he knows the Earth people aren’t
that smart and if it was his own race, he wouldn’t be so kind. Tanna then asks
about what will be next to be put in their way and Eros responds that as long
as they can think, there will be problems. Eros then thinks that it is
interesting that the Earth people who can think are so afraid of those who
cannot, the dead. Their ship has been refueled and the two leave to head back
then head back to the house of Jeff and Paula as Jeff is heading out to fly
another plane. He asks her to make sure that after he leaves she locks the door
because he is worried about leaving her alone, with the graveyard being not
that far from them. Paula assures her husband she’ll be fine with this bit of
Paula: Now, don't you
worry. The saucers are up there. The graveyard is out there. But I'll be locked
up safely in there.
basically you’re saying Paula is that you’ll be locked in the cemetery? I’m
sure that will make your husband feel very comfortable. Anyway, they kiss and
Jeff leaves for his job. On the plane, Jeff is nervous about his wife and the
stewardess calms Jeff down whole the co-pilot Danny tries to get a date with
her, but is shot down. Jeff (at the stewardess’s insistence) also asks the air
traffic controller to check in on her. He does and of course she was in bed,
and she says she is fine. But little does she know that she has a visitor.
Boy, Oh Boy…..It Is Time For Bela To Get In On A Panty Raid
Ghoul Man shows up in Paula’s bedroom and Paula screams and runs away.
All I Wanted Were Some Panties.
Ghoul Man chases her into the graveyard, where Inspector Clay is being
Seems To Be Having Issues Getting Out Of There
filming, Tor got stuck and couldn’t get out of the grave, but Ed decided to
keep some of that in because he rarely did reshoots. Now imagine if a zombie
hunter came up with Tor having those issues.
Tor Zombie: Urrrrruhhhh
Zombie Hunter: A zombie!!! *Zombie Hunter gets
his gun out* Tor Zombie: Urrrrrhhh Zombie Hunter: Well, come on and
get out of that grave so I can shoot you back into it. Tor Zombie: Rurgghhh Zombie Hunter: You can’t even get
out of that grave, can you? Tor Zombie: Ughhhhh Zombie Hunter: Man, forget this…I
am not wasting a bullet for your sorry ass. *Zombie
Hunter leaves and Tor Zombie dies of starvation.*
Clay finally gets out of that grave and notices Paula.
Seems To Have Knocked Over A Fake Tombstone
what kind of cheap ass funeral director would make fake wooden tombstones.
Funeral Director: And that is the
perfect tombstone for these departed souls.
Assistant: But those are wood
and fake. Shouldn’t they be made of stone. Funeral Director: Stone and marble
cost too much money. These are fine. Heck, no one will know the difference.
is finally able to get to the streets and stop a car before fainting. The
driver gets out to help her and sees Vampire Girl and Inspector Clay. He
decides to take Paula with him and get the hell out of there in his car.
That Was My Ride So I Am Stuck Being Partially In This Movie
again, police are summoned to the graveyard. Meanwhile, the aliens summon the
three zombies to enter their spaceship. They then turn off the electrode
machine so they don’t feel like attacking. Oh and the cops explain away the
blinding light being gone because most times UFOs don’t have those. Lt. Harper
and his fellow cops also find a grave that has been recently dug up. Of course
the strange thing is it seems that it has fallen into the grave instead of a
pile being on the side of the grave. Lt. Harper has Patrolman Kelton check the
tombstone to see who it is and they confirm that it is the grave of Inspector
at the Pentagon in what the narrator says is in Washington DC (even though it’s
really in Arlington, Virginia), Col. Edwards meets the General.
Hi Commissioner Gordon from the 1940s Batman & Robin Serials. Did You Take
A Day Off From Catching The Wizard?
talk about the flying saucer situation and the General wants to make sure Col.
Edwards saw flying saucer because according to the Government officially, they
do not exist. But Col. Edwards says that he cannot deny what he saw with his
own eyes and the General agrees with him. The General also reveals that they
have had contact with them and plays a recording saying with Eros basically
being a smarmy asshole who insults their intelligence, but says he wants them
to acknowledge they exist. Oh and they explain them understanding the aliens
here by saying they have a language computer to decipher what the aliens are
saying, even though that is quite unnecessary as we have seen the aliens speak
plain English without the damn thing. The General then tells Col. Edwards he is
heading to San Fernando, California to deal with some flying saucer issues
at the space station, Eros reports that they have now risen three undead and
The Leader asks to see one of them. Tanna then goes and brings Inspector Clay
in. There is a small malfunction and Clay almost strangles Eros, but Tanna
throws the Electrode gun to the ground to break communication. The Leader also
takes two ships from Eros’ command, leaving only his ship because he needs them
elsewhere. After finding out that one of them is an old man, The Leader says he
has a plan. He says that when they land back on Earth, send Ghoul Man to a
dwelling and when he is close enough, cut the Electrode connection and turn on
the decomposition ray as the result will astound those watching. The Leader
then says to get enough dead people to march against their capitals and they
will have no choice but to accept their existence.
Harper and Col. Edwards meet up with Jeff and Paula to see how they are doing.
The aliens land in the graveyard and send Ghoul Man out to their house.
knocks out the Patrolman Kelton and is about to walk further before he is
destroyed by the aliens. This is all that is left of him.
wake Kelton back up and assure him that the Ghoul Man isn’t coming back to life.
The authorities, along with Jeff and Paula decide to go to the graveyard and
look around. They leave Kelton to watch over Paula, even though we have seen
Kelton fail against them. They also make a snide comment about modern women not
wanting to listen to men. I may not be a woman, but I know plenty of women who
would be more than happy to give this film the middle finger for that remark.
decides that he is going to let the people find them so they can relay the
message to them. Eros also has Clay go after Paula and Larry. Clay attacks and
knocks out Kelton while picking up a fainting Paula.
some help, Harper, Edwards, and Jeff find the saucer and try to get in, even
though they don’t see any way to do so. The aliens then decide to just let them
in and Tanna asks if they have to kill them, which Eros responds yes. He then
shows Jeff that Inspector Clay has Paula through their televisor.
causes Jeff to call Eros a fiend to which Eros takes offense to and says this.
Eros: I, a fiend? I am a
soldier of our planet. I, a fiend? We did not come here as enemies. We came
only with friendly intentions, to talk. To ask your aid.
Edwards questions why they would want our aid, Eros gives another monologue
about how we refuse to accept their existence despite their messages and
saucers. He then says that he wants to contact the Earth to warn them against
using a weapon that would destroy the entire galaxy, the Solaranite. He
explains all about our bombs of the past and says that our “juvenile” minds
would screw everyone in the universe over with the Solaranite because when we
do make it, we will use it and every planet connected with our sun will be
effected. Jeff then says that the Solaranite might make us a stronger mind, and
Eros gives the response that we all have heard. The response that makes the
so-called smarter aliens act like petulant children.
Eros: You see? You see?
Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid!
Jeff pistol whips him for that remark because I guess he was offended by a man
acting like a child although if I had heard that dialogue, I would have laughed
my ass off. He then explains about that they believe in God too (highly
doubtful in real life since not all of Earth believes in God, but then again
this was funded by religious people), our violent tendencies, and how the
Solaranite works as to why we must be destroyed. Harper calls him mad. Tanna
wants to talk in Eros defense, but Eros cuts her off by shoving her and saying
Eros: In my land, women
are for advancing the race, not for fighting man's battles.
know Eros, you’re not helping your cause of being a more advanced race with
that sort of sexism.
police car pulls up and the officer comes out to help Patrolman Larry, who is
Course, We Have To Block Out Part Of The License Plate Because I Guess That Was
The Car’s Condition For Being In This Movie.
Larry helps Kelton up and Kelton explains that Inspector Clay knocked him out and took
Paula so they go to stop him.
The Way, This Is The Last Time We Will See Vampire Girl. Looking Like She
Realized She Was In A Terrible Movie And Calmly Trying To Walk Away Without
tries to have the two aliens come to the police station with them, but Eros
laughs it off. He then shows Clay with Paula again and says he could break her
in half if Eros commanded it. Meanwhile Kelton and Larry come upon Clay holding
Paula and has a great idea.
Wants To Hit The Dead Guy With A Stick.
he does so, and it works, having Clay drop Paula and becoming knocked out. Once
again, Eros laughs this off by saying that this only worked because they didn’t
have the electrodes on. Eros tries to turn it on, but Harper has the gun on him
and tells him not to move. The aliens then try to stop from being taken captive
and an all-out fight begins. Tanna tries to get the ship in the air, but Eros
gets knocked into the equipment, knocking him out.
trial and error, the humans are able to get out of the ship before Tanna gets
it flying. Because of the fight, a fire has occurred in the ship and Tanna
tries to help Eros.
saucer goes on fire to and explodes and both aliens are dead.
then see that Clay is no longer alive as well.
Poor Clay, I Knew Thee Well
talk about the other zombie, but Harper says they’ll probably find her looking
like him now as well. They then hand it to the aliens for being far ahead of
us. I of course have to call bullshit on that since well, their culture is
hugely sexist and well, they act like complete freaking children. You know, to
be far ahead of us and our violent culture, you have to be more mature than us.
after that, Criswell comes back to give us his closing monologue.
Criswell: My friend, you
have seen this incident, based on sworn testimony. Can you prove that it didn't
happen? Perhaps, on your way home, someone will pass you in the dark, and you
will never know it... for they will be from outer space. Many scientists
believe that another world is watching us at this moment. We once laughed at
the horseless carriage, the airplane, the telephone, the electric light,
vitamins, radio, and even television. And now some of us laugh at outer space.
God help us in the future.
that is where this film ends.
This Silhouette of Criswell.
film was shown in theaters and audiences laughed this film off the screen. And
for more than 20 years afterwards…this film actually went into obscurity. Yes,
I know that is surprising, but a lot of these really bad films went into
obscurity. For this film, it wasn’t until 1980 when authors Michael and Harry
Medved called this the worst movie ever made and posthumously called Ed Wood
the worst director ever with a Golden Turkey, that this film even started
gaining cult status. Now this film is legendary and despite all the flaws, this
film is beloved, even having a 66% favorability on Rotten Tomatoes. Many people
have said that the craptastic parts of this film are too amusing to be
considered the worst ever. There are also planned remakes for the films, but
considering who is in them and who is making them, they are more independent
films than anything else.
many of the actors, good things did not go their way.
Nurmi aka Vampira (who played Vampire Girl) got ripped off by the creators of Elvira, who she
sued for gimmick infringement and lost because "likeness means actual
representation of another person's appearance, and not simply close
resemblance." With Elvira having a different look other than the black
hair and dress, she was able to do what she did, although originally they did
try to call Elvira “Vampira” and they had to put a stop to that. Vampira died in
2008 of natural causes at the age of 85 * Criswell
appeared in a few more Ed Wood films and died in 1982 of cardiac arrest.
Posthumously, his song “Someone Walked Over My Grave” was released by fellow
co-star and longtime friend Paul Marco. * Ed
Wood continued doing movies, but after the Sinister Urge, his career would
spiral downward into nudie flicks, softcore pornography, and even some X-Rated
novels and films.
Pornography? I’ll Have To Hunt Some Of That Down
Ed Wood developed a drinking problem and had depression. He and his wife Kathy
were evicted from their Hollywood apartment on Yucca Street on Thursday
December 7, 1978. The couple moved into the North Hollywood apartment of their
friend actor Peter Coe. Wood spent the weekend drinking vodka. Around noon on
December 10, Wood felt ill and went to lie down in Coe's bedroom. He asked
Kathy to bring him a drink which she refused to do. He then yelled out,
"Kathy, I can't breathe!" a plea Kathy ignored as she later said she
was tired of Wood bossing her around. After hearing no movement from the
bedroom, Kathy sent a friend to check on Wood who discovered him dead from a
heart attack. Kathy later said, "I still remember when I went into that
room that afternoon and he was dead, his eyes were wide open. I'll never forget
the look in his eyes. He clutched at the sheets. It looked like he'd seen
hell." Wood was cremated, and his ashes were scattered at sea. Wood's wife
Kathy died on June 26, 2006, having never remarried.
Walcott (who played Jeff Trent) was probably one of the few happy aftermaths.
Despite long regretting being in this film until 2000, in an interview he said
“It’s better to be remembered for something than for nothing, don’t ya think?”
He even made a cameo appearance in 1994’s Ed Wood (directed by Tim Burton). And
even before all of that, he had a good relationship with Clint Eastwood that he
would get featured roles in four of Eastwood’s films. He was also in the
Sugarland Express, a chase movie directed by a young Steven Spielberg. *Duke
More (who played Lt. Harper) also appeared in a few more Ed Wood films before
dying in 1976 of a heart attack. * Tom
Keene (who played Col. Edwards) retired from acting and focused on real estate
and the insurance business. He died of cancer at the age of 66 in 1963 * Carl
Anthony (who played Patrolman Larry) did one more film (The Sinister Urge)
before retiring and becoming a commercial airline pilot. Anthony traveled to
approximately 64 countries and most recently resides in the Philippines, where
he was hired to help with flight details for a mining company in pursuit of the
hidden gold and treasures looted by General Tomoyuki Yamashita during World War
II. * As
Ed Wood’s filmography shifted more towards pornography, Paul Marco (who played
Patrolman Kelton) retired from acting more or less. He planned a career revival
with some shorts called “Dark Corner”, but before he could complete them, he
died in 2006 at the age of 78 after a long battle with hip problems and chronic
illness. * Mona
McKinnon did one more film Night of the Ghouls (despite being an uncredited
role) and retired. She died in 1990 at the age of 60. In 1993, she was
posthumously featured in a short called Hellborn in the video called Hellborn. * Tor
Johnson was one more movie, the previous Monster Crap induction The Beast of
Yucca Flats. In 1971, Tor died of a heart failure at the age of 67 in San
Fernando, California (oddly enough, that was where Plan 9 From Outer Space took
place) * Dudley
Manlove (who played Eros) did two episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, an
uncredited minor role in The Runaway, and Lagan in The Creation of the
Humanoids before retiring from acting. He died in 1996 at the age of 81. * Joanna
Lee (who played Tanna) did two more small TV roles before retiring to become a
writer for several TV series (Flintstones, Mr. Magoo, The Brady Bunch, Dynasty,
I Dream of Jeanie, Gilligan’s Island, Top Cat, Johnny Quest, etc.), winning an
Emmy for the Thanksgiving episode of the Waltons. She had two kids from two
different marriages (her first when she was 20) and her first son, then a music
director at L.A. Weekly, sadly died in 1992 of AIDS. She died in 2003 at the
age of 72 of bone cancer. * John
“Bunny” Breckinridge returned to stage acting and wanted in 1994 to help with
the publicity for Tim Burton’s Ed Wood, but his advanced years and failing
heath prevented him from doing so. He died in 1996 at the age of 93. He was
quoted in the obituary as saying “I was a little bit wild when I was young,
darling, but I lived my life grandly.” * Lyle
Talbot (who played the General) went back to playing Joe Randolph on The
Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet and then did small TV roles afterwards. He
married five times and the fifth one lasted 40 years before his wife’s death.
Three of his four kids from that marriage became writers or journalist (the
other became a physician) and one of his grandchildren is an actress. He died
in 1996 from congestive heart failure at the age of 94.
for my opinions on the movie. Do I consider it the worst movie ever made? Oh
hell no. This movie is too funny and goes by pretty fast to be the worst movie
I have ever seen. Is it bad though technical wise? Oh abso-freaking-lutely. But
then again, you have to understand that Ed Wood was one of those guys who loved
almost every film he made and despite its flaws, you can see that love in Plan
9 From Outer Space. Like I have said many times, you can’t hate on a film where
you can tell the actors are having fun with the film and the actors had
chemistry with each other. So yeah, I’m glad to finally have inducted this film
into Monster Crap as it has long been overdo for one of these write-ups.
now that we are done with that, what is next.
Well, it seems your fans seem to enjoy you having fun
(lord knows why) as they have given you another film you kind of like in a way.
You have always said you were a fan of Tim Thomerson and now you get your
chance to induct one of his films.