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
Did You Know?
Reviewer David Hogan considered the spookiest scenes to be the ones featuring either Valda Hansen or Jeannie Stevens, playing the film's ghostly femmes fatales. See more
The two skulls on the back of Dr. Acula's séance chair tilt and turn different directions between shots. See more
Ten thousand bucks! Barnum sure was right.
Referenced in Ed Wood