Plan 9 from Outer Space
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Space aliens reanimate the dead as prelude to an invasion of Earth in what is often acclaimed as one of the worst films of all time. This hilarious low-budget camp classic features wooden acting, appallingly bad special effects, stunning leaps in logic, and a tacked-on final appearance by Bela Lugosi.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"J. Hoberman of the Village Voice has made a case for Wood as an unconscious avant-gardist; there's no denying that his blunders are unusually creative and oddly expressive."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"A giant train wreck of a picture..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"An unintentionally funny tale."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Hardly The Remains of the Day, but some would claim it's more fun."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The ultimate cult flick."
‑ John Wirt, Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
"It all ends with famous psychic Criswell asking the audience, 'Can you prove it didn't happen? God help us in the future'. Prophetic."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
""This isn't like plans one through eight. This is plan nine, the one that worked! The worst movie ever made!""
‑ Rob Humanick, Suite101.com
"Far too entertaining to be considered as the very worst film ever made."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Yes, it's so awful it's almost good. Here is the birth of camp in cinema."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"It's mind-numbingly brilliant in its overwhelming, soul-destroying badness."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"What distinguishes Plan 9 from the other contenders for worst film of all time is the movie's brazen sense of confidence."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Some things are best watched at 3am, wrapped in the warm glow of drunkenness. Plan 9 From Outer Space is one of them."
‑ Ian Berriman, SFX Magazine
"Like the greatest cinema poets, [Wood] always managed to work in his own particular pet pleasures or concerns, and that odd, ear-bending dialogue is almost like a bizarre kind of open-verse poetry."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"staggeringly, unmissably bad"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Not nearly as awful as everyone seems to think it is."
‑ Matt Bailey, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
More reviews for Plan 9 from Outer Space on Rotten Tomatoes

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