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
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Edward D. Wood Jr.
finished the principal photography and rough cut of the film by late 1957, but could not afford to pay fir the post-production work. The film laboratory opted to keep the negative footage until the bill could be paid. It consequently kept the film "hostage" for decades. By the 1980s film historians either considered this a lost film or suspected that the film never existed to begin with. There was a theory that it was nothing more than a figment of Wood's imagination, and that the director claimed to have completed more films than he actually did. However, film archivist Wade Williams
managed to locate the film, paid the long overdue bills to the lab and obtained ownership of it. 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
Oh, it was a nightmare of horror!