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  (in credits order)

Maila Nurmi ... Herself (as Vampira)

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)
Color (Black and White during certain scenes)
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Great Documentary, 24 July 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Haunted World of Edward D. Wood, Jr., The (1996)

**** (out of 4)

Wonderful documentary about the life and times of the legendary and infamous director of various "Z" films including Glen or Glenda?, Bride of the Monster and the notorious Plan 9 From Outer Space. This documentary features interviews with various people who worked with Wood including Vampira, Dolores Fuller, Paul Marco, Conrad Brooks, Loretta King, Norma McCarty, Reverend Lynn Lemon, Lyle Talbot and Harry Thomas. Bela Lugosi, Jr. started a storm of controversy with his rather stupid comments here where he calls Wood a "loser and a user". This might not be too bad if Lugosi, Jr. even knew a single thing or had seen any of these films. Several horror historians who have interviewed Lugosi Jr. have stated that he has seen and knows very little work of his father's so to make certain comments like he does here was very stupid but he did end up taking them back. The documentary does a great job at telling us everything we need to know about the director including stuff about his early life and his days during WW2 where he actually fought in some of the most brutal battles of the war. The history and behind the scenes look at his infamous horror movies is certainly the highlight here as we get all sorts of great stories about how these films were made and we also get a lot of rumors laid to rest. The film runs nearly 2-hours but it never gets boring and it really does a great job at showing this man, although the film doesn't go into much of his late 60's, early 70's work in the adult industry.

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