In 1959, Ed Wood produced what is considered one of the worst movies of all time. This is no small feat. Even to this day, Plan 9 from Outer Space is still considered to be one of the worst movies of ALL time. And that is with almost 50 years of cinema in between.
Among it’s many attributes (one being worst movies of all time) is its creation of blood thirsty zombie/vampire-like creatures rising from the dead and feasting on the living, all in the interest of stopping mankind from developing a powerful bomb that threatened the Universe. This was well before the Romero’s living dead creatures (who were also resurrected by some outer space influence in Night of the Living Dead), these creatures represented legions of the undead as main protagonists very early in the history of monster/horror movies.
Monster Pictures has just announced the worldwide DVD release of Plan 9, the re-imagining of Wood’s so bad it’s good classic, Plan 9 from Outer Space on Feb. 19th, this time written and directed by low-budget filmmaker John Johnson.
From the Press Release:
Plan 9 is the story of Nilbog, a small town with a big story: the beginning of an invasion! However, instead of lasers, spaceships, and epic force, these aliens have a different plan for the inhabitants of Earth: to resurrect the dead as their own army set with but one goal… to wipe out all mankind! On this Halloween night only the townsfolk stand in the way of total domination. From the police department to those trapped in a convenience store, and even those trying to stay alive in the streets, this night will decide the fates of all who walk the planet and thought they were the top of the food chain.
Plan 9 is drenched with gore, skin, and toe-tapping 50’s ditties!
Plan 9 is starring Brian Krause (“Charmed,” Sleepwalkers), James Rolfe (The Angry Video Game Nerd), and Matthew Ewald (Fox’s “Galidor”) plus horror actors such as Camille Keaton (I Spit on Your Grave), Addy Miller (“The Walking Dead”), and Michael Christopher (Dawn of the Dead).