Plan 9 From Outer Space

944. PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (Grave Robbers From Outer Space) (1956-USA). With BELA LUGOSI, VAMPIRA. Directed by ED WOOD. “You are interested in the unknown, the mysterious, the unexplainable. That is why you are here. Now, for the first time, we are bringing to you the full story of what happened on that fateful day. We are giving you all the evidence, based only on the secret testimony of the miserable souls who survived this terrifying ordeal. The inciÂdents, the places…we cannot keep this a secret any longer. Let us punish the guilty, let us reward the innocent. Can your heart stand…the shocking facts…about grave robbers from outer space?Ó Can your head stand the idea of aliens invading the earth by raising the dead to get them to attack the living? If so, this is the horror thriller for you! This was Bela Lugosi’s last movie. He died shortly before shooting of the film was completed, possibly from embarrassment! It was a typical finish to Lugosi’s career. He had of late taken to giving interviews while resting in a coffin, and once attended a premier with a gorilla as his date! Vampira and Lugosi are the victims in this film, brought back to life by the aliens from their flying saucers. We’ve come a long way in the job of special effects since “Plan 9.” And, while it’s difficult to take the menace seriously, the story does allow us to see the “Vampira” school of horror films from the mid-50s and a final look at an old master, Bela Lugosi. What do you suppose the first eight plans were about? 78 minutes. Horror