W00t! The Turner Classic Movie Friday Night Underground continues in great style tonight with a couple of awesome flicks from one of our greatest writer-directors, teaming with one of our greatest actors.
Plan 9 from Outer Space is a 1959 science fiction/horror film written, produced and directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr. Particularly famous now after the success of Tim Burton’s film dramatization of the director’s life, Ed Wood, the movie is widely regarded as a leading candidate for the title of “worst movie ever made.” It earned Edward D. Wood, Jr. (a devotee of Orson Welles) a posthumous Golden Turkey Award as the worst director ever.
Bride of the Monster (originally known as Bride of the Atom) is a 1955 science fiction film starring Bela Lugosi in a traditional mad scientist role. It was produced, directed and co-written by Edward D. Wood, Jr..