Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Plan 9 from Outer Space (SSS 26)



The Worst Movie Ever Made.  What a title to bear.  And yet, somehow, Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space manages to live up to the billing.

Since Harry and Michael Medved declared this film the worst ever in their 1980 book The Golden Turkey Awards both Ed Wood and the creation he was most proud of have enjoyed a surprising rise in attention.

A simple Google search will return more than a few pieces arguing that Medved and the other critics of Plan 9 were too harsh in their judgment.  So what's the truth - so-bad-its-good, underappreciated, or plain ol' bad?  Let the guys from Saw Something Scary be your guide in answering the question.

This week's episode also features an introduction to Plan 9's creator Ed Wood by Dr. Udru  (thanks Dr. Udru!) - you can find more of the good doctor's videos examining the horror genre on YouTube (and you really should check them out).

Time to press download, adjust the volume, and find out if the viewers of Plan 9 from Outer Space Saw Something Scary!


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