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Night of the Ghouls (1959)

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Phony spiritualist raises the dead.

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Kenne Duncan ...
Duke Moore ...
Police Lieutenant Daniel Bradford (as 'Duke' Moore)
Tor Johnson ...
Valda Hansen ...
The White Ghost
Johnny Carpenter ...
Police Captain Robbins (as John Carpenter)
Paul Marco ...
Don Nagel ...
Crandel
Bud Osborne ...
Darmoor
Jeannie Stevens ...
The Black Ghost
Harvey B. Dunn ...
Henry
Margaret Mason ...
Martha
Clay Stone ...
Young Man
Marcelle Hemphill ...
Mrs. Wingate Yates Foster
Tom Mason ...
Foster Ghost
James La Maida ...
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Follow-up to Ed Wood's "Plan 9 from Outer Space" about the walking dead, It opens in a cemetery. Criswell, the "real" medium, rises from his coffin to tell us of "monsters to be despised." Dr. Acula (Kenne Duncan) is a phony medium aided by Valda Hansen, a bogus ghost, and big Tor Johnson, wearing rags and horrible scar makeup as Lobo. The doctor swindles people by pretending to contact dead relatives, but then accidentally succeeds in reviving a bunch of corpses that bury him alive! Sat unreleased for 23 years because Wood couldn't pay the lab bill! Followed by "Sinister Urge" in 1961 (Wood's last film). Written by alfiehitchie

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8 August 1996 (Finland)  »

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When Wade Williams acquired the rights to Edward D. Wood Jr.'s Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) in 1982, Wood's widow, Kathy, told him of this never-released film that was being held by a post-production house because the lab fees hadn't been paid. Williams paid the fees and acquired this film as well, finally releasing it, 23 years after it had been filmed. See more »

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Lt. Bradford recalls the staircase that leads up to the lab from when he was there before to bust Vornoff. In Bride Of The Monster, the lab was actually below ground. See more »

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Narrator: [voice-over] Lieutenant Bradford found the staircase, a staircase he remembered so well from the days long ago when he had been investigating the mad scientist and his monsters. The skylight where he had once entered, long ago, now was barred, foiling entry or exit. He remembered the cold, clammy sensation of the railing. Cold, clammy, like the dead. Yes, the railing was the same as he remembered it, perhaps colder, perhaps more startling. His mind fought to dwell in the present, yet it ...
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It's Bad, But I Love it!
18 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I, Humphrey Fish am now going to give my next review on another film directed by the Worst Director of all time, the immortal, infamous, Edward D. Wood Jr!

You want some cheesy, low budget fun? Night of the Ghouls works!

What did I think of this movie? I loved it, I loved it a lot! Why did I love it? Because like Plan 9 From Outer Space, its so bad that it is just plain good, that's why!

This is the sequel to Bride of the Monster that sat unreleased until the 1980's about ten years after Ed Wood's death, because he did not have the money to pay for the lab bill to produce the negatives.

Sure, a lot of what happened in this movie did not make much sense but the film is just great!

This is a must see for all Ed Wood fans!

Whenever I want to see something cheesy and bad, I watch this. I own this on DVD as part of the Ed Wood Box.

10/10


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