“Plan 9 from Outer Space” has zombies, aliens, vampires, and all the corny moments that made 1950s sci-fi films great.
The movie follows a group of aliens trying to stop mankind from building a doomsday weapon and destroying the universe. Doing this requires “Plan 9,” which includes them raising dead and using the zombies and vampires (including Vampira) to get people’s attention.
The film was touted as “possibly the worst movie ever made,” by authors Michael Medved and Harry Medved. The authors also awarded the film’s director, Edward D. Wood, Jr. with the Golden Turkey Award, naming him the worst director ever. But if you approach this film expecting it to be incredibly cheesy, you’ll find it’s a “Mystery Science Theater 3000” goldmine. It’s incredibly corny nature has also won it a solid spot in pop culture, appearing in the Seinfeld episodes, “The Chinese Restaurant,” and “The Postponement,” and in an episode of “The X-Files,” and in a list of other spots I won’t list here.
Yet the 1996 edition of “Cult Flicks and Trash Picks” sums it up well, stating “The film has become so famous for its own badness that it’s now beyond criticism.”
“Plan 9 from Outer Space” is in the public domain, so it’s free to watch and download, legally. And with that said, enjoy!