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The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. (1995)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 1 May 1996 (USA)
How was it possible that a movie like "Plan 9 from Outerspace" could be made? This documentary about Ed Wood Jr.'s masterpiece gives the answer.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Herself (as Vampira)
Paul Marco ...
Loretta King ...
Lynn Lemon ...
Himself (as Reverend Dr. Lynn Lemon)
Himself (archive footage)
Bela Lugosi Jr. ...
Norma McCarty ...
Herself (as Norma McCarty-Wood)
Michael McCarthy ...
Himself (as Michael McCarty)
Mona McKinnon ...
Herself (voice)
Joseph F. Robertson ...
Himself (as Joe Robertson)
Harry Thomas ...
Crawford John Thomas ...


How was it possible that a movie like "Plan 9 from Outerspace" could be made? This documentary about Ed Wood Jr.'s masterpiece gives the answer.

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Can your MIND stand the SHOCKING TRUTH?


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1 May 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El tenebroso mundo de Edward D. Wood  »

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(Black and White during certain scenes)

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Someone To Tell It To
Performed by Dolores Fuller
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Huesen)
Lyrics by Dolores Fuller & Sammy Cahn
Published by Warner Music
Used with permission
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A Fraud!!??... Was He? - Or - Wasn't He?
7 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

For starters - This potentially promising bio-documentary that focused in on Ed Wood (who has been unanimously voted "Worst Director of All Time") gave this somewhat dissatisfied viewer the clear impression that underneath the surface of all of his undeniable incompetence there lurked a man of great directorial genius.

This, of course, is a matter that is open to some serious debate since I, personally, do not believe this to be true of Wood.

But, contrary to what my opinion might be - All of the comments made by those interviewed here who knew and worked with Wood gave one the clear impression that his greatness was, indeed, there, but it was never given the chance to "come-out-of-the-closet" (like his cross-dressing did).

Anyway - This 110-minute documentary certainly had both its fair share of good moments, as well as its not-so-good moments.

And, so - As the sad and pathetic story of Ed Wood finally comes to its inevitable close - He died in 1978, at the age of 54, a hopeless alcoholic and an utter failure as a director.

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