Plan 9 from Outer Space
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 18, 1999
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66%
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46%



Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The epitome of so-bad-it's-good cinema, Plan 9 From Outer Space is an unintentionally hilarious sci-fi "thriller" from anti-genius Ed Wood that is justly celebrated for its staggering ineptitude.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A giant train wreck of a picture...

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An unintentionally funny tale.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

It all ends with famous psychic Criswell asking the audience, 'Can you prove it didn't happen? God help us in the future'. Prophetic.

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Rob Humanick
Suite101.com

"This isn't like plans one through eight. This is plan nine, the one that worked! The worst movie ever made!"

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Far too entertaining to be considered as the very worst film ever made.

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

What distinguishes Plan 9 from the other contenders for worst film of all time is the movie's brazen sense of confidence.

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Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine

Some things are best watched at 3am, wrapped in the warm glow of drunkenness. Plan 9 From Outer Space is one of them.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
"We are all interested in the future for that is where you and I will spend the rest of our lives and remember my friends future events such as these will… More
Chris Weber
Ok, so this film really isn't quite "The Worst Film of All-Time", but it is quite horrible. Part of what gives it redeeming value, though is the… More
Spencer S.
I have seen worse movies in my life, hell, I've seen worse movies this very month, and yet this particular film from the infamous Ed Wood seems to be the… More
Lucas Martins
Since Tim Burton's 1994 fictionalized biopic classic Ed Wood, that tell the story about the worst director ever, Edward D. Wood, Jr. and his… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Ed Wood's most infamous creation and a definite prove of how outrageously inept he was as a filmmaker. Featuring a lot of laughable acting and dialogue,… More
Tyler Robertson
Didn't like it too much, but Bela Lugosi is in it! That guy is a horror icon!

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