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?
Although claimed to be a follow up to Bride of the Monster
(1955), this film featured only two characters from that film (Kelton and Lobo), and it is claimed that Lt. Bradford had worked on the earlier case when he in fact appeared nowhere in "Bride". There was no room for Harvey B. Dunn
, who played police Capt. Tom Robbins in "Bride", to reprise his earlier role. Instead, he was given a small supporting role as a frightened motorist who encounters one of the "ghouls". See more
In the scene that features the two teenagers in the car, the film suddenly speeds up tremendously. The whole scene was shot in 1910s silent film style. See more
Ten thousand bucks! Barnum sure was right.
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