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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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Tagline:
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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Oh! What a Dreadful Bore!!! 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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Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
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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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15 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Oh! What a Dreadful Bore!!!, 16 September 1999

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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