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Orgy of the Dead (1965)

Unrated  |   |  Fantasy, Horror  |  1 June 1965 (USA)
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John and his girlfriend Shirley go in search of a cemetary in order to inspire John for writing his next horror story. After they crash the car, they wander into the graveyard and encounter... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Criswell ...
The Emperor
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The Black Ghoul
Pat Barrington ...
Shirley / Gold Girl (as Pat Barringer)
William Bates ...
Bob
Mickey Jines ...
Hawaiian Dance
Barbara Nordin ...
Skeleton Dance
Bunny Glaser ...
Indian Dance
Nadejda Klein ...
Slave Dance (as Nadejda Dobrev)
Coleen O'Brien ...
Street Walker Dance
Lorali Hart ...
Cat Dance (as Texas Starr)
Rene De Beau ...
Fluff Dance
Stephanie Jones ...
Mexican Dance
Dene Starnes ...
Zombie Dance
Louis Ojena ...
John Andrews ...
The Wolfman / Giant
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Storyline

John and his girlfriend Shirley go in search of a cemetary in order to inspire John for writing his next horror story. After they crash the car, they wander into the graveyard and encounter the dancing dead, a full moon spectacle overseen by the Ruler of the Dark. Before long the couple is spotted and taken prisoner. Tied to stakes and forced to watch the dancing, they await their fate. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The cape worn by Criswell as The Emperor is the same cape worn by Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula in Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). See more »

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Criswell is obviously reading his opening monologue from cue cards. See more »

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[first lines]
The Emperor: I am Criswell. For years, I have told the almost unbelievable, related the unreal and showed it to be more than a fact. Now I tell a tale of the threshold people, so astounding that some of you may faint. This is a story of those in the twilight time. Once human, now monsters, in a void between the living and the dead. Monsters to be pitied, monsters to be despised. A night with the ghouls, the ghouls reborn from the innermost depths of the world.
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It grows on you. Like fungus. And the DVD is gorgeous!
1 August 2004 | by (The wilds of New Mexico) – See all my reviews

Add this film to the "Looks Better On DVD Than It Has Any Right To" list. The recent DVD release reveals far better original material than the old VHS showed. We get to see every droplet in the swirling fog, every quiver of the dancers' flesh. We get to see just how dead Criswell's pan is. Every flaw is brilliantly illuminated. How can this old low-budget stuff end up looking better than many a modern film?

Sure, this movie is slow, tedious, repetitious and ultimately pointless. But it grows on you. Like fungus. It has an odd sincerity, in its utter badness. Somehow, nobody seems to really understand that they are making a bad movie -- the secret of the charm of the Ed Wood universe.

I have not only the new DVD, but also the full (including dialogue) soundtrack CD which I have listened to many times. I admit to a strange, childish pleasure to be typing away at work while listening to dialogue like, "A pussy cat was born to be whupped!"

Would-be indie filmmakers should take inspiration from this film, as it is proof that no matter how bad the dreck put to film may be, it can see distribution and perhaps even a profit. And, filmmaking lets you hang out with naked babes.

I'm working on the sequel now. Watch for it.


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