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Orgy of the Dead (1965)

 -  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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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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Fantasy | Horror

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1 June 1965 (USA)  »

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This film is listed among The 100 Most Amusingly Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE. See more »

Goofs

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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Oh! What a Dreadful Bore!!!
16 September 1999 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

First let me say that Ed Wood did not direct this "film;" he is only responsible for the script(lets not blame him more than need be for this piece of ineptitude of epic proportions). This film makes Plan Nine From Outer Space look like a minor cinematic classic. At least Plan Nine is a film that one with an open mind can sit through and be reasonably entertained, but this....this....was almost unwatchable! It is a story about two people driving one night in search of a cemetery(only the background to these scenes are shot in daylight). They of course find a cemetery...and not just your ordinary run-of-the-mill types either. No! They come across the cemetery that has a Ghoul leader observing dead topless women dance for his pleasure. And that really is all the film is about...10 topless strippers perform for Criswell(the ghoul leader) and his assistant the Black Ghoul. There is no real story, no plot twists except for the appearance of a wolfman and mummy so horribly made-up and acting so painfully as to make one wince every time they speak. Dancer after dancer performs and we get to see plenty of breasts....breasts of all sizes, shapes, angles...which is all that one can applaud in this piece of dreck. This film is nothing more than an exhibition for talentless strippers to perform with bad music and scenarios. Criswell speaks as if he thinks out every single word and says each word as if it were Moses laying down the Ten Commandments. No one in the film has any acting range whatsoever and the settings are cheap...covered up by plenty of dry ice floating about. I wish there was something good I could say about this film, but the honest truth is that, even though I consider myself a aficionado of bad films, I had a great deal of trouble sitting through this awful, boring mess.


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