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Writers:
Edward D. Wood Jr. (screenplay)
Edward D. Wood Jr. (novel)
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Release Date:
1 June 1965 (USA) See more »
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A Masterpiece of Erotic Horror! See more »
Plot:
John and his girlfriend Shirley go in search of a cemetary in order to inspire John for writing his next horror story... See more » | Add synopsis »
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It grows on you. Like fungus. And the DVD is gorgeous! See more (83 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Criswell ... The Emperor

Fawn Silver ... 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 ... The Mummy
John Andrews ... The Wolfman / Giant
Edward Tontini ... Doctor
William Bonner ... 2nd Doctor
Rod Lindeman ... Giant
John Bealey ... Detective
Arlene Spooner ... Nurse

Directed by
Stephen C. Apostolof  (as A.C. Stephen)
 
Writing credits
Edward D. Wood Jr. (screenplay)

Edward D. Wood Jr. (novel "Orgy of the Dead")

Produced by
Stephen C. Apostolof .... producer (as A.C. Stephen)
William Bates .... associate producer
L.S. Jensen .... associate producer
Neil B. Stein .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jaime Mendoza-Nava (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Robert Caramico (director of cinematography)
 
Film Editing by
Donald A. Davis (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Robert Lathrop 
 
Set Decoration by
Ernest Bouvenkamp 
 
Costume Design by
Robert Darieux 
 
Makeup Department
Margaret Davies .... makeup artist
Nancy Sandoval .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Donald A. Davis .... post-production supervisor
Tad Stafford .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ted V. Mikels .... assistant director (uncredited)
Edward D. Wood Jr. .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Dale Knight .... sound
Sam Kopetzky .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Maxwell .... assistant camera
Robert Wilson .... still photographer
 
Other crew
Marc Desmond .... choreographer
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"A.C. Stephen's Orgy of the Dead" - USA (video box title)
"Orgy of the Vampires" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
92 min
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Color:
Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Finland:K-7 (TV rating) (2012) | Finland:(Banned) (1966) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:Unrated

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Trivia:
Most prints of the film have someone's fingerprint on the negative during the opening credits. It's visible for only a frame, so, when the credits play, it is only seen long enough to register that something went by, but not what. Frame by frame slow down and then still reveals it's, most likely, a print from a thumb.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Ghoulita's position changes several times, from standing next to the grave, to sitting next to the Emperor.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Referenced in Fright Night (1985)See more »

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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
It grows on you. Like fungus. And the DVD is gorgeous!, 1 August 2004
Author: insightstraight from The wilds of New Mexico

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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