Actors: Bela Lugosi, Gregory Walcott, Vampira, Tor Johnson, Conrad Brooks, Paul Marco, Norma McCarty Wood
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Plan 9 From Outer Space|
|Several spaceships are spotted over a town, but the government still refuses to acknowledge their existence. The ships land in a cemetary and the aliens use electricity to bring three corpses back to life.
The corpses attack and kill anybody that enters the cemetary.
A pilot, Jeff, an Air Force Colonel, Tom, and a detective, John, stumble across one of the ships. They go inside and encounter two aliens, a male and a female.
The aliens explain that re-animating the corpses is their way of proving their existence. They explain how they've been contacting the government for years, but not getting a reply. They've been trying to warn the government about a future weapon that will destroy the universe.
However, Jeff, Tom and John didn't listen any better than the government. Instead, Jeff started fighting with the male alien. Their fighting knocks over some equipment and starts a fire. Jeff knocks the alien out cold.
Jeff, Tom and John flee the ship while the female alien initiates takeoff.
Jeff, Tom and John watch as the flaming ship disappears into the black sky and they wonder if the aliens will ever be back.
--Brandon Swenson, Resident Scholar
| Aliens land on Earth. The aliens resurrect the newly dead and march on world capitals to prove they mean business. However, they are spotted while executing this plan. The U.S. Army, local police, and some intrepid local citizens join forces to help combat this menace of aliens and the undead.
--Steven Lardy, Resident Scholar
|Aliens invade Earth to carry out their ninth plan of conquest, because the other eight failed. The government attempts to stop the invaders. This is pretty much a comedy, for the special effects are atrocious and the acting is abominable.
--Steve DiMatteo, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Plan 9 From Outer Space|
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Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle - 70%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
**Fantasy or Science Fiction?**
- science fiction story
Invasion from human defender POV?
- overt invasion (very visible of monsters/aliens)
War and Invasion
- pilot, civilian
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) short/medium straight
- average (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
Sense of humor?
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very athletic
Secondary Main Character
How much in movie?
- Male Alien
- (man) short/standard wavy
- average (man)
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- 20th Century (1950-1970)
- 20th Century (1900-1950)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Tone of movie
Check here if B&W
Kinds of F/X
- exploding spaceships
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