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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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Trivia

Tor Johnson reprises his "Lobo" role from _Bride Of The Monster (1955)_. The "Lobo" that Tor plays in The Unearthly (1957) is not the same character. See more »

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The opening credit graphics show a copyright date of MCMLXXXIII. This would have the film releasing in 1983. See more »

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Spirit Guide: Mongo, mongo! I am your spirit guide. Mongo! Mongo, mongo! From the everlasting pit of darkness. Dr. Acula calls and I obey! Mongo, mongo, mongo! I will lead you into the dark world beyond! Mongo, mongo, mongo! Mongo, mongo!
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Referenced in On the Trail of Ed Wood (1990) See more »

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Do not adjust your TV, the movie is what's warped!
2 May 1999 | by (Hammond, IN, USA) – See all my reviews

Just when I thought that Plan 9 was as bizarre as Ed Wood movies could get, here we have Night of the Ghouls! This defines 'Z' grade films! I couldn't stop laughing at the seance scene (which had a Ghost with a whoopie whistle, a trumpet suspended by wire, and a member of Devo...or maybe just some dude with a bowl on his head making faces at the camera...)

A must see for MiSTies and bad movie freaks like myself!


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