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Plan 9 From Outer Space

Posted by: Susan
Date Submitted: Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 14:16:12
Date Posted: Monday, July 12, 1999 at 06:28:33

I finally wheedled my parents into renting two bad movies on purpose. They were both highly rated by Dave, so I expected them to be great. I watched the first one, "Plan 9 From Outer Space," last night. I was not disappointed. The acting is terrible, and the effects are terrible, ranging from the police commissioner (or whatever he was) rising from his grave (interesting to look at, anyway) to the wholly unremarkable explosion of the flying saucer (no flying pieces).

The film is disgustingly 50s in every way, from science (solarium is evidently what sunbeams are made of) to attitudes about women ("On our planet women are for propagating the species, not fighting a man's battle," says the male "alien").

The Blockbuster(tm) box said that Bela Lugosi, who played the male ghoul, died two days into filming. His double continued in his place, holding a cape over his face. This has to be seen to be believed. You will *not* regret renting this movie.

I can't wait to see the other tape, "Jack Frost."

Rating: 5 turkeys.

Scene to watch for: The humans meet the aliens.

Best line: "You people of Earth are stupid!"

Things that make you go "Huh?": Solarium?

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