Plan Nine from Outer Space makes nearly all of the Worst Movies Ever Made lists. It remains my benchmark for the kind of campy monster movies I love. Written and directed by Edward D. Wood Jr., this movie is both delightful and dreadful.
Bela Lugosi died during the filming of Plan Nine. Wood replaced Lugosi with his wife’s chiropractor (who in no way physically resembled Lugosi) for the remainder of the movie rather than refilm Lugosi’s scenes.
Space aliens, zombies, even a vampire or two populate this ambitious movie. It is a classic film, but not in the way Wood intended.