Saturday, January 26, 2008

Plan 9 From Outer Space

A lot can be said about a film so derided over the decades as being the "worst movie ever made." A lot of bad can be said and, not surprisingly, not much good.
"Manos: The Hands of Fate" or "Beast of Yucca Flats" generally take the cake for me, but this film comes surprisingly close.

I saw this film two Tuesdays ago at the Washington Psychotronic Film Institute's last hurrah at my favorite local bar, Dr. Dremo's before it's closing this weekend.

Plan 9 is filled with such goodies as cardboard tombstones (that people trip on!), the same stock shot of Bella Legosi walking around, and when he died a man covering his face with a cape to "hide" the fact that this man who was at least a foot taller wasn't Bella at all, sets cloaked in curtains, and dialogue about on par with what you'd expect a 7 year old to write.

Enjoyability factor: ****/*****
Movie quality: 0/*****

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