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1 May 1996 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Vampira ... Herself

Dolores Fuller ... Herself
Paul Marco ... Himself
Conrad Brooks ... Himself
Loretta King ... Herself
Lynn Lemon ... Himself (as Reverend Dr. Lynn Lemon)

Bela Lugosi ... Himself (archive footage)
Bela Lugosi Jr. ... Himself
Norma McCarty ... Herself (as Norma McCarty-Wood)
Michael McCarthy ... Himself (as Michael McCarty)
Mona McKinnon ... Herself (voice)
Joseph F. Robertson ... Himself (as Joe Robertson)

Lyle Talbot ... Himself
Harry Thomas ... Himself
Crawford John Thomas ... Himself

Gregory Walcott ... Himself / Narrator
David Ward ... Himself

Edward D. Wood Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kent Adamson ... Himself
Tomi Griffin ... Vampira

Ann Robinson ... Herself - Bonus Premiere Footage

Directed by
Brett Thompson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brett Thompson 

Produced by
Alan Doshna .... associate producer
Crawford John Thomas .... producer
Brett Thompson .... producer
Wade Williams .... produced in association with
Original Music by
Louis Febre 
Cinematography by
David J. Miller  (as David Miller)
Film Editing by
John Lafferty 
Production Design by
Gregg Lacy 
Costume Design by
Beth Kaminsky 
Makeup Department
Beth Kaminsky .... makeup artist
Production Management
Nicholas Cacavas .... unit production manager
David Koenigsberg .... production manager
Sound Department
Mark Allen .... sound effects editor
Mark Allen .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Allen .... supervising sound editor
Troy Allen .... dialogue editor
Brent Beckett .... sound mixer
Arthur Farkas .... sound designer
Mike Hall .... sound mixer
G.K. Holderer .... sound editor
Adam Joseph .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Carl Bartels .... still photographer
Other crew
Alan Doshna .... film historian
Wade Williams .... footage licensing
Eric Caidin .... grateful thanks
Mark Patrick Carducci .... grateful thanks (as Mark Carducci)
Philip Chamberlin .... grateful thanks
Howard Green .... grateful thanks
Ted Newsom .... grateful thanks

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89 min | 112 min (DVD version)
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7 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A lot of people cashing in., 29 July 2002
Author: Year2889 from USA

It seems the criterion for being asked to participate in this documentary was "does Ed Wood still owe you money?" All of Ed's associates are there bashing him and cashing in at the same time. Good for them. Ed was a dishonest guy and he owes them all one at least.

The story is fascinating of those who were stepped upon by a man who pretended to be a Hollywood director/producer/writer. He was so good at pretending though he actually finished a couple of films.

It didn't matter that he had no business doing it. This is the story of how Hollywood could be hijacked for a short time, when it wasn't looking. For this feat Ed Wood is still admired by fans of truly independent film. Wood cheated Hollywood, investors, studios, and even his friends, but he never cheated his audience. Ed Wood did what he wanted to do. He made the films he wanted to see. It's just that his tastes weren't all that refined. Fortunately, neither were those of the syndicate stations who played Ed's Plan 9 from Outer Space ad nauseum in the 70's and made Ed a cult legend.

The biggest problem with The Haunted World of Ed Wood is the fact that actor/mystic seer "Criswell" is given short shrift.

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