Ed Wood (1994) Poster



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Wasted Lives (1925)
Tin Gods (1926)
Dracula (1931)
A poster of this film can be seen in Ed's house. Ed and Bela often refer to it.
Frankenstein (1931)
Bela refers to the film, claiming that he turned down the role of the Monster.
The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
When looking for a Lugosi look-alike, a comment is made about Lugosi in this film, which is countered by saying it was Karloff.
The Death Kiss (1932)
A poster for the film is seen in Ed's house.
The Black Cat (1934)
Ed refers to the film.
The Thin Man (1934)
A poster of this film can be seen.
The Return of Chandu (1934)
Bela refers to the film.
The Raven (1935)
Ed refers to the film.
The Ghost Goes West (1935)
Ed refers to the film.
The Invisible Ray (1936)
Conrad Brooks refers to the film.
Desire (1936)
A poster of this film can be seen in Mr. Feldman's office.
I Wanted Wings (1941)
A poster of this film can be seen in Mr. Feldman's office.
Citizen Kane (1941)
Multiple references to Orson Welles and "Citizen Kane".
The Black Cat (1941)
Ed refers to the film.
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Orson Welles refers to the studio re-editing the film.
Crossroads (1942)
A poster of this film can be seen in Mr. Feldman's office.
The Mummy's Curse (1944)
Vampira refers to the film.
Test Tube Babies (1948)
The film is mentioned in a magazine.
Francis (1950)
When looking at the reviews of Ed's play, Ed refers to the fact that "Francis the Mule" had queues around the block despite bad reviews.
Racket Girls (1951)
Big Jim McLain (1952)
The film is mentioned in a magazine.
Glen or Glenda (1953)
The making of the film is depicted.
Robot Monster (1953)
A poster of the film can be seen.
Tonight! (1953) (TV Series)
Girl Gang (1954)
The film is mentioned in a magazine.
Bride of the Monster (1955)
The making of the film, under its original title "Bride of the Atom" is depicted.
Vampira (1956) (TV Series)
Ed and Bela watch the series.
Teenage Monster (1958)
A poster of the film can be seen.
Touch of Evil (1958)
Orson Welles talks about making a film starring Charlton Heston as a Mexican
Half Human (1958)
A poster of this film can be seen in George Weiss' office.
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
The making of the film is depicted.
La Dolce Vita (1960)
Criswell does the same napkin to bra trick done by Fanny in La Dolce vita. This happens about 48 minutes into the film during the scene where Criswell, Ed, and Bella are having drinks.
Chained Girls (1965)
Mr Weiss says, "I make movies like 'Chained Girls'" to Ed.
Raging Bull (1980)
Don Quixote (1992)
Orson Welles refers to the film.

Referenced in 

The Critic: Siskel & Ebert & Jay & Alice (1995) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Rex Reed in the critics' musical number at the Oscars
Get Shorty (1995)
Siskel & Ebert: Mars Attacks!/Marvin's Room/The Preacher's Wife/Hamlet/Citizen Ruth (1996) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Mars Attacks!" review.
Anatomy of a 'Homicide: Life on the Street' (1998) (TV Movie)
Mentioned as one of D'Onofrio's prior credits.
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 2 (1999) (TV Special)
"Hollywood Screen Tests, Pt. 2" features many movies and tv shows in reference to the stars featured.
Blow (2001)
When in the airport, the guard pulls out womens underwear, and johnny replies "old habits." johnny plays a cross dresser in ed wood.
Gilmore Girls: A Tale of Poes and Fire (2003) (TV Episode)
Lorelai quotes the film, then explains the reference to Luke.
Gilmore Girls: Happy Birthday, Baby (2003) (TV Episode)
Rory talks about she and Jess renting the film the night before.
Exhumed (2003) (Video)
similar cinematography and set design
Social Guidance (2005)
Movie about unconventional filmmaking.
Entourage: Aquamansion (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Pink-wooled sheep being shaved refrences 'Ed Wood' (1994) and the title character's pink angora sweaters.
Five Minutes, Mr. Welles (2005) (Short)
D'Onofrio played Orson Welles in this movie too
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)
Martin Landau's Bela Lugosi make up was discussed. Photo of Johnny Depp as Ed Wood shown.
The Amateur Filmmaker (2007) (Short)
Amateur/bad/low-budget filmmaking
Hollywood Mouth (2008)
Musso & Frank restaurant location is shown.
The Hostage II: From Dawn Till Dusk (2009) (Short)
"I am a vampire" line
Smash Cut (2009)
Mentioned in dialogue.
RiffTrax Live: Plan 9 from Outer Space (2009)
Veronica mentions this movie being based off of Ed Wood's movie career.
Gestación (2009)
Teo points to the EdWood's official poster that is in his room, saying: "that my favorite Depp's film"
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Rango (2011)
The scene in which Rango asks Beans for her dress size (and actually wears it) is inspired by the character he played in Ed Wood (Ed wood himself), a crossdresser.
Dad Made Dirty Movies (2011)
Title mentioned and footage of the premiere shown.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Rango (2011) (TV Episode)
Johnny Depp's role mentioned
In a Grove (2011) (Short)
Tony Barbeau makes a joke about being color-blind during a black and white segment.
This Means War (2012)
Cover seen on shelf in DVD store.
Monster Man: Seeing Double/Pilot (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.14 (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Nostalgia Critic: Son of the Mask (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD seen in the Critic's DVD shelf.
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
DVD-R Hell: Howard Cantour.com (2014) (TV Episode)
Brad borrows material from Roger Ebert's review of this film.
Nostalgia Critic: Alice in Wonderland (2014) (TV Episode)
"For every Dark Shadows, there's an Ed Wood."
Face Off: Mad Science (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Na plovárne: Na plovárne s Timem Burtonem (2014) (TV Episode)
Tim Burton talks about it.
Nostalgia Critic: Why Do Good Directors Go Bad? (2016) (TV Episode)
among films on Tim Burton's hit list
The Cinema Snob: Glen or Glenda (2017) (TV Episode)
recalls the reference to Glen or Glenda
The Cinema Snob: Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (2017) (TV Episode)
Martin Landau says he watched this film to prepare for his role of Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood
Cine Terapia: Cine Terapia - Harold Trompetero (2017) (TV Episode)
The characters discuss the movie and the life of the actual Edward D. Wood Jr.
Hollywood Mouth 3 (2018)
Musso & Frank restaurant location is shown.


White Zombie (1932)
Glen or Glenda (1953)
The opening credits of the film are seen.
Bride of the Monster (1955)
The opening credits of the film are seen.
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
The opening credits of the film are seen.

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1994 (1994) (TV Episode)
Siskel's #3 pick.
Siskel & Ebert: Memo to the Academy - 1995 (1995) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) (TV Special)
The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995) (TV Special)
Masters of Fantasy: Rick Baker (1996) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV Special)
Making Bela (2002) (Video)
special edition
The Theremin (2002) (Video)
clips shown
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Included in opening montage
The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) (TV Special)
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Nostalgia Critic: Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (2008) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Un cortometraje de Alejandro Pérez (2009) (Short)
Fragment showed during the end
20 to 1: Hollywood's Hot List (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Johnny Depp.
Nostalgia Critic: Alone in the Dark (2009) (TV Episode)
"Haven't you ever heard of suspension of disbelief?"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Saw VI/Cirque du Freak/The Vampire's Assistant/Amelia (2009) (TV Episode)
"Half Baked Movies with Nigel" segment
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Cop Out/The Crazies/A Prophet (2010) (TV Episode)
"Tim Burton in 3 Minutes or Less" segment.
The Hour: Episode #7.41 (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Tim Burton's bio segment.
Movie Nights: The Hidden II (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Vampira and Me (2012)
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Rick Baker: Monster Maker (2013) (TV Episode)
Martin Landau's makeup is shown and discussed extensively, along with a clip from the film.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Plan 9 from Outer Space: 30 Years Later #1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Linkara recommends this movie
Nostalgia Critic: When Is Something So Bad It's Good? (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown when discussing Ed and his directing style
Nostalgia Critic: When Is a Movie Just a Movie? (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Orson Welles scene
Best of the Worst: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2014) (TV Episode)
Jay alludes to it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Tim Burton Characters (2015) (TV Episode)
Ed Wood ranks at #5
Videofobia: El visitante del más allá (2015) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Geeks Who Drink: Retta vs. Robert Buckley (2015) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film is shown
re:View: Horse Ninja (2017) (TV Episode)
Sarah Jessica Parker's line "Do I really have a face like a horse?"
History Buffs: Timeline (2017) (TV Episode)
clip shown
re:View: Ed Wood (2017) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Half in the Bag: The Disaster Artist (2017) (TV Episode)
movie clips are shown


Freaks (1932)

Spoofed in 

The Critic: All the Duke's Men (1995) (TV Episode)
Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi in the "Interview with the Vampire" sequel
Rod Wood (1995) (Video)
Porn parody of movie about the life and work of the worst movie director of all time.
Boogie Nights (1997)
Jack Horner says the line "This is the one. This is the one I'll be remembered for", referencing one of his films. That's the same line spoke by Ed Wood (Johnny Depp) at the premiere of his movie 'Plan 9 From Outer Space'.
The Hillywood Show (2006) (TV Mini-Series)
For comedic purposes
Pitching Mr. Ed (2013) (Short)
Zak's character is a spoof of Georgie Weiss from "Ed Wood"

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