‘Plan 9 from Outer Space’: Ed Wood’s golden turkey

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What do you get when you combine a severe lack of talent, a shoestring budget and a penchant for hubcaps? Why, you get one of the cinema’s most infamous and terrible (but delightful) creations, of course.

“Plan 9 from Outer Space” (1959), or, as the narrator erroneously calls it, “Grave Robbers from Outer Space,” is an old-school sci-fi train-wreck directed by Ed Wood, one of Hollywood’s favorite punching bags. It tells the story of aliens from an unknown world resurrecting the dead in an attempt to stop humanity from developing the “Solobonite,” a weapon capable of destroying the universe and the intrepid humans who stop them.

Yeah, it’s as terrible as it sounds.

Hammy acting, a god-awful script, unforgivably bad special effects and the worst props we’ve ever seen all conspire to deliver unto the viewer an occasionally hilarious experience.

The movie starts off with the most off-key narrator we’ve ever…

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