Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) Poster


Jump to: Follows (1) | Followed by (1) | Remade as (3) | Edited into (5) | References (3) | Referenced in (126) | Features (1) | Featured in (60) | Spoofed in (13)


Followed by 

Remade as 

Plan 9.1 from Outer Space (2009) (Video)
remake of Plan 9 from Outer Space
Plan 9 (2015)
Splathouse: Plan 9 from Outer Space (2016) (Short)
Remake of the Edward D. Wood Jr. classic

Edited into 

Hellish Spiders (1968)
Special effects footage reused.
Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland (1996) (Video Game)
the trailer to Plan 9 is shown in the theatre at Horrorland Plaza.
Glen or the Bride of the Night of the Plan 9 from Outer Space (2014) (Short)
Edited into "Glen or the Bride of the Night of the Plan 9 from Outer Space".
Splathouse: Plan 9 from Outer Space (2016) (Short)
Some of the original UFO footage from Ed Wood's original film is used


Dracula (1931)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Eros' big reveal speech makes many of the same points as Klaatu's but in a clumsy, amateurish way
The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)
The tunic worn by the Earl of Alban in combat is worn by John Breckenridge, the alien ruler.

Referenced in 

Strange Behavior (1981)
The killer wears a Tor Johnson Plan 9 from Outer Space character mask.
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
The opening lines of the finale "Don't feed the plants" are an homage to the final narration given by Chriswell in Plan 9
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987) (Video Game)
One of the possible answers to the question "James Earl Jones was the voice of -" in the age verification test is "Kriswell in Plan 9 from Outer Space".
Probe: Plan 10 from Outer Space (1988) (TV Episode)
Title referenced.
Midnight Movie Massacre (1988)
Poster in theater
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #1.5 (1988) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Muppet Babies: Plan 8 from Outer Space (1988) (TV Episode)
Title referenced.
C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud (1989)
Someone at the Halloween dance is wearing a mask of Tor Johnson's character from Plan 9 from Outer Space.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Plan Six from Outer Space (1990) (TV Episode)
Title referenced.
On the Trail of Ed Wood (1990)
the movie is mentioned in a interview
Wings: Plane Nine from Nantucket (1991) (TV Episode)
The title is a reference to the title of the movie.
Seinfeld: The Chinese Restaurant (1991) (TV Episode)
Jerry, Elaine & George are planning on going to see the film. Jerry states how it is the worst film ever made.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bride of the Monster (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel: (as Bela Lugosi) I'm going to go make Plan 9. I'll be right back.
Homicide: Life on the Street: See No Evil (1994) (TV Episode)
The film is advertised on a cinema marquee.
The X-Files: E.B.E. (1994) (TV Episode)
One of the people describing the UFO mention that it is cigar shaped, like Jeff does in Plan Nine.
Ed Wood (1994)
The making of the film is depicted.
Under a Killing Moon (1994) (Video Game)
"Plan 9 Flying Saucers"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Amazing Transparent Man (1995) (TV Episode)
Plan 5 From Outer Space!
The Critic: All the Duke's Men (1995) (TV Episode)
Inspector Clay appears as one of the zombies.
Seinfeld: The Postponement (1995) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
Baby Ghost (1995)
Elliot is reminded of a movie he once saw and proceeds to describe it in detail.
Eek!stravaganza: Eek Space 9 (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Little Lost Sea Serpent (1995) (Video)
Ozzy makes a reference to the movie in one scene.
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Casper vs. the Ultimate Fanboy/Field of Screams (1996) (TV Episode)
"Queen Bee from Planet 9" is a take on "Plan 9 From Outer Space."
Pinky and the Brain: Plan Brain from Outer Space (1996) (TV Episode)
Title referenced.
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Blood Slaves of the Vampire Wolf (1996)
Customer at Mondo Video is holding the vinyl record soundtrack, and the VHS case is displayed in Antonio's apartment.
The Simpsons: The Springfield Files (1997) (TV Episode)
The narration sequences are based on Plan 9 from Outer Space.
Showbiz Today: Episode dated 28 July 1997 (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Sci FI con report
Orgazmo (1997)
Orgazmo's line "That was... too close!"
Breeders (1997)
Mentioned in Dialogue
Starship Troopers (1997)
The psychic commercial opens the same way as plan 9 from outerspace
Troldspejlet: Frankenstein and Me (1997) (TV Episode)
Forrest J Ackerman mentions the film during a guided tour through his Acker Mansion, a huge collection of sci-fi and monster memorabilia
The Simpsons: The Joy of Sect (1998) (TV Episode)
Plan 9 From Outer Space is referenced in the Movementarians' training film - the string on the model UFO is visible, bearing likeness to the one in the movie.
Bleeder (1999)
Lenny uses a shirt
Wild Zero (1999)
UFOs creating zombies
Laughing Boy (2000)
Bob Came from Outer Space (2000) (Video)
Referenced in dialog/visuals
The Simpsons: Night of the Living Treehouse of Horror (2001) (Video Game)
Level title: "Plan 9 from Outer Springfield"
Fanalysis (2002) (Short)
Fan is wearing a Plan 9 T-shirt.
Barely Legal Lesbian Vampires: The Curse of Ed Wood! (2003) (Video)
Mentioned by name.
Something to Do with Death (2003) (Video)
mentioned once
Exhumed (2003) (Video)
similar plot
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace: Once Upon a Beginning (2004) (TV Episode)
The flimsy, wobbling gravestones pay homage to this film.
The X Files: Resist or Serve (2004) (Video Game)
The Lone Gunmen mention the plot of the movie when Mulder meets them in his hallucination.
Night of the Fools (2004) (Video)
homage to Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Joan of Arcadia: Friday Night (2004) (TV Episode)
Luke invites Grace to see the film at Shlock-A-Palooza.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004) (Video Game)
Para-Medic mentions this film during a conversation after you save.
Private Eyes (2004) (Short)
'Jonesy' quotes Plan 9 from Outer Space when he gets confused
The Naked Monster (2005)
Paul Marco (Kelton the Cop) in uniform, scratches his head with his gun, and faces off with the Monstersaurus.
Destroy All Humans! (2005) (Video Game)
The very first shot in story mode is a blue planet. When the camera pulls out, the blue planet is on a billboard advertising a drive-in movie theater's showing of "Plan 9 From Outer Space"
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
The Oompa Loompa's salute Willy Wonka in the same manner as the Plan 9 aliens salute their leader.
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
Poster and t-shirt are shown.
Purvos (2006) (Video)
Poster on the wall of the detective
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XVII (2006) (TV Episode)
Someone's onscreen Halloween joke credit is "Plan 9 From Dana Ghould" in homage to this film.
Good Eats: Fruit Ten from Outer Space (2007) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Down by the Riverside (2007)
Dialogue reference
How I Met Your Mother: Ten Sessions (2008) (TV Episode)
Stella says this is the worst movie ever made
Best Worst Movie (2009)
It is shown that Troll 2 (1990) has a lower IMDB rating than this film.
My First Experimental Film (2009) (Short)
The director was trying to remake many of the elements from this film unsucessfully.
Pasila: Tauno Muikku (2009) (TV Episode)
Pöysti and his date discuss this movie.
The Landlord (2009)
Poster seen on wall
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Aliens planing to destroy the sun
Vampire City 2: Rock 'N Roll Zombies from Outer Space (2009)
The movie pays tribute to "Plan 9", one of the lead characters is named Ed E. Wood, the Chief Inspectors name is Daniel Clay, who was originally portrayed by Tor Johnson
Planet 51 (2009)
The inhabitants of the planet fear that Chuck is an evil alien who plans to turn everybody into a zombie, just like in "Plan 9"
Stuck Like Chuck (2009)
Mentioned by Juliet while stuck in classroom with Charlie.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.162 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "Zombieland"
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The A-Team/The Karate Kid/Winter's Bone (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster shown in "Why Are You in This Movie" segment introduction
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXI (2010) (TV Episode)
"Plan Onime from Outer Space" is listed among the opening credits.
Half in the Bag: Battle: Los Angeles and The Galaxy Invader (2011) (TV Episode)
title is referenced
Brows Held High: Zardoz (2011) (TV Episode)
mentions bad films
Reaction & Review: The Room (2011) (TV Episode)
Emer mentions it.
Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann: Episode dated 24 October 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Keith calls Herman Cain's 999 Plan "Plan 999 from Outer Space."
Plan IX (2012) (Short)
Inspired by
Best of the Worst: The New Gladiators, Exterminator 2, and Aftermath (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay alludes to it. Also, DVD is shown.
Best of the Worst: The Killer Eye, They Bite, and Xtro (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
The Apprentice: The Wolf in Charge of the Hen House (2013) (TV Episode)
Penn mentions the title
Atop the Fourth Wall: Target $20 Lamp Review (2013) (TV Episode)
"when you make the aliens from Plan 9 look dignified..."
Cult Legends and Rising Stars: Cult Legends: Joe Estevez (2013) (TV Episode)
The movie star of this film, Conrad Brooks, is mentioned as a pal of Joe's.
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (2013) (Short)
Some heavy influence came from the Ed Wood classic. especially for the zombies.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Night of the Living Dead: Full Length Commentary (2013) (TV Episode)
James mentions the film as one of the older zombie films.
Best of the Worst: Night Beast, Trick or Treat, and Skull Forest (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay alludes to it. Also, DVD and video case are shown.
Best of the Worst: Elves, Santa Claus, and Christmas Vacation 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD and video case are shown.
Until Sbornia Takes Us Apart (2013)
Movie poster
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
name on marquise
Nostalgia Critic: Alice in Wonderland (2014) (TV Episode)
movie playing in a theater in Burtonland
James & Mike Mondays: Action Max (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike doesn't believe there exists Ed Wood UFOs in the universe.
Best of the Worst: Ninja Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: Strange Behavior (2014) (TV Episode)
Plan 9 from Outer Space character mask in film clip.
Best of the Worst: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2014) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
Insectula! (2015)
mimics the introduction sequence
Opinions: Worst Movie Ever (2015) (TV Episode)
The Cinema Snob: Xanadu (2015) (TV Episode)
"And now it's one of those flying things from"
Geeks Who Drink: Retta vs. Robert Buckley (2015) (TV Episode)
contestants must identify the film whose production is depicted in a scene from "Ed Wood"
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Wasp Woman (2015) (TV Episode)
James mentions this movie's reputation for being the worst ever made.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Last Man on Earth (2015) (TV Episode)
another early zombie movie, except the zombies were actually aliens incognito
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXVI (2015) (TV Episode)
Dan Castellaneta's credit "Dan 9 From Outer Space-Eta" is a reference to the movie.
Meat Pie Massacre (2015) (Short)
Movie poster on wall in Andy's house.
The Good Neighbor (2016)
Poster seen on wall.
Piramida nad Kremlyom (2016) (Short)
Music from this movie is going on radio.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Top 15 Silver Age Sci-Fi (2016) (TV Episode)
gets an honorable mention
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (2016) (TV Episode)
among James' favorite cult movies
Sicko-Psychotic: Sicko-Psychotic's Twisted Halloween Special (2016) (TV Episode)
A picture of the film appears on Sicko-Psychotic's Halloween costume.
The Making of Astro Bastards (2016) (Short)
James Rolfe mentions that he had it on his mind while making Flying Fuckernauts vs. The Astro Bastards (2016).
Ghost Adventures: Freak Show Murder House (2017) (TV Episode)
There is a mask of Tor Johnson from Plan 9 inside the house.
Brainfood Reviewed: White Zombie & DayZ (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in review
The Advent of Mebiar (2017)
Fritz's lines are dull, Snark asks him if he's "auditioning for Plan 9".
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Laureline's greeting salute, when she meets Major Gibson.


Criswell Predicts (1953) (TV Series)
The show's set, title card and theme tune were used for the Criswell segments which open and close the film

Featured in 

Lugosi: The Forgotten King (1985) (TV Movie)
Footage from this is shown.
Night of the Creeps (1986)
House mother watches Plan 9 from Outer Space on TV.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #1.5 (1988) (TV Episode)
Footage is used for the "Film Dub" round
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #2.8 (1990) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during 'Film dubbing'
Dracula: A Cinematic Scrapbook (1991)
shows footage from
Ed Wood (1994)
The opening credits of the film are seen.
The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. (1995)
Footage is shown.
Svengoolie: Plan 9 from Outer Space (1996) (TV Episode)
This film is featured in this episode.
100 Years of Horror (1996) (TV Series)
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
On the TV in Jimmy's house
Film Breaks: Plan Nine from Outer Space (1999) (TV Episode)
Documentary about the film
Film Breaks: Bela Lugosi (1999) (TV Episode)
Clips seen and discussed
First Person: Smiling in a Jar (2000) (TV Episode)
The woman in the graveyard peering through the tree limbs.
The X-Files: Hollywood A.D. (2000) (TV Episode)
Mulder watches it as Scully comes by.
Stitch! The Movie (2003) (Video)
The live action scene on the television is footage from Plan 9 from Outer Space. The audio for this footage has been replaced.
The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (2004) (Video)
Clips are shown
Hide and Creep (2004)
Playing on the video store TV at the beginning of the movie
Joan of Arcadia: Friday Night (2004) (TV Episode)
Grace and Friedman watch the film at Shlock-A-Palooza.
Destroy All Humans! (2005) (Video Game)
The Perfect Scary Movie (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)
Footage of the movie was shown.
TCM Underground: Plan 9 from Outer Space/Bride of the Monster (2006) (TV Episode)
This film is featured in this episode.
Halloween (2007)
Clips from this are repeatedly seen on television
Troldspejlet: Episode #39.8 (2008) (TV Episode)
DVD release of computer-colorized version reviewed + footage used
Spise med Price: Van Helsings natmad (2009) (TV Episode)
clip is shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Monsters vs Aliens/The Haunting in Connecticut/12 Rounds (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage shown when referenced as a movie starring Tor Johnson
Taste of Desperation (2009)
Conrad Brooks
RiffTrax Live: Plan 9 from Outer Space (2009)
The main movie that's being riffed.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Doom #1 (2009) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Return of the Vampire (2010) (TV Episode)
A clip of the Ghoul Man was shown.
Dad Made Dirty Movies (2011)
Clip shown to illustrate Criswell's introduction.
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Pack Ed Wood (2011) (TV Episode)
clips shown
David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Worst movie lines
Die Cody, Die (2011) (Short)
Featured playing on tv in film
The Dark Chronicles (2011)
featured in the movie
Neighboring Sounds (2012)
Audio scream from this film used during the abandoned cinema sequence.
Phelous & the Movies: Evil Toons (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Brows Held High: W the Movie (2012) (TV Episode)
recalling cheap 1950s sci-fi films
The Roth Show: Language of Video (2012) (TV Episode)
clip seen
Paper Jam (2012) (Short)
A clip from the film is shown
The Movie Machine: Plan 9 from Outer Space (2012) (Video)
scenes from the film are shown throughout, some tinted or with additional special effects added
Vampira and Me (2012)
The Schlocky Horror Picture Show: Plan 9 from Outer Space (1956) (2013) (TV Episode)
Film featured on this episode.
Showreel: Mandrew (2013) (TV Episode)
Trailer shown and film reviewed
Atop the Fourth Wall: Plan 9 from Outer Space: 30 Years Later #1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Linkara talks about the movie
Nostalgia Critic: When Is Something So Bad It's Good? (2014) (TV Episode)
among films "so bad they're good"
Doc of the Dead (2014)
Footage Shown
Anime Abandon: Battle Arena Toshinden (2014) (TV Episode)
recalling a "stupid" line from an Ed Wood movie
Burying the Ex (2014)
A scene with Bela Lugosi is shown on a TV.
Half in the Bag: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) (TV Episode)
movie clips are shown
Piramida nad Kievom (2016) (Short)
Music from this movie is featured as an homage.

Spoofed in 

Dead End (1985)
Tor Johnson and Vampira look-alike zombies, terrorizing a deliberately fake-looking graveyard
Plan 69 from Outer Space (1993) (Video)
Ed Wood (1994)
Plan X (1996)
The film was made to emulate and pay homage to the dialogue and acting from "Plan 9".
Silver Scream (2003) (Video)
one musical number
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004) (Video Game)
In "Plan 9", the aliens salute by crossing their arms over their chests in an X. In this game, the X-Nauts salute in a similar fashion.
Space Zombies: 13 Months of Brain-Spinning Mayhem! (2004)
the entire film is a spoof of the Ed Wood classic
Plan Live from Outer Space (2006) (Video)
A scene-by-scene spoof of Plan 9.
Beethoven's Big Break (2008) (Video)
crazy credits: poster "Plan K9 from Outer Space"
Nostalgia Critic: The Worst Christmas Special Ever! (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic briefly quotes Criswell's introduction preceding the review.

See also

Trivia | Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page