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Edward D. Wood Jr. (written by)
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Slow, creaky and VERY stupid See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Kenne Duncan ... Dr. Acula
Duke Moore ... Police Lieutenant Daniel Bradford (as 'Duke' Moore)
Tor Johnson ... Lobo
Valda Hansen ... The White Ghost
Johnny Carpenter ... Police Captain Robbins (as John Carpenter)
Paul Marco ... Patrolman Kelton
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 ... Hall
Anthony Cardoza ... Tony (as Tony Cardoza)
John Gautieri ... Boy
Karen Hairston ... Girl
Karl Johnson ... Dead Man
Leonard Barnes ... Dead Man
Frank Barbarick ... Dead Man
Francis Misitano ... Dead Man
David De Mering ... Dead Man (as David De Maring)
Criswell ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Bederski ... Drunk (uncredited)
Conrad Brooks ... Man in Fight (uncredited)
Mona McKinnon ... Juvenile Delinquent Girl (uncredited)

Edward D. Wood Jr. ... Man in Fight (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward D. Wood Jr. 
 
Writing credits
Edward D. Wood Jr. (written by)

Produced by
J.M. A. .... production executive (as J.M.A.)
Walter Brannon .... associate producer (as Walt Brannon)
Anthony Cardoza .... associate producer (as Tony Cardoza)
Gordon Chesson .... associate producer
J.C. Foxworthy .... executive producer (as Major J.C. Foxworthy U.S.M.C.R. Ret.)
Paul Marco .... associate producer
Tom Mason .... associate producer
Marg. Usher .... associate producer
Edward D. Wood Jr. .... producer
 
Cinematography by
William C. Thompson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Edward D. Wood Jr. 
 
Art Direction by
Kathy Wood  (as Kathleen O'Hara Everett)
 
Costume Design by
Mickey Meyers 
 
Makeup Department
Harry Thomas .... makeup creator
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ronald V. Ashcroft .... assistant director (as Ronnie Ashcroft)
Scott Lynch .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Harry Smith .... sound
Sam Kopetzky .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John C. Murray .... lighting (as John Murray)
Glen R. Smith .... camera operator
Larry Smith .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Donald A. Davis .... editorial supervisor
 
Music Department
Gordon Zahler .... music supervisor
Jack Beaver .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ronald Binge .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Joyce Cochrane .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Paul Csonka .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
C. King Palmer .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Kurt Rehfeld .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leith Stevens .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ernest Tomlinson .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Lee Zahler .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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John Jarvis .... accountant
 

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69 min
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-18 (2004) | Italy:T | Spain:T | UK:PG | USA:Unrated | USA:Approved (Certificate # 19275)

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Trivia:
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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Continuity: The house on Willows Lake made its original appearance in Bride Of The Monster, where it was known as The Willows House on Lake Marsh. Since burning down and being rebuilt, it became a single floor ranch (it was a rather large Victorian in BOTM). Later in the movie, the house is shown to once again be a large house via staircases and a tremendous amount of rooms.See more »
Quotes:
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!See more »
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Referenced in Night of the Fools (2004) (V)See more »

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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Slow, creaky and VERY stupid, 7 March 2002
Author: Russell Dodd from Essex, UK

Old couple driving past the house where Old Lugosi experimented years before with Lobo (from "Bride of the Atom"). They see a woman dressed in white and are so alarmed they go report it to the police then have to go to hospital for a sedative. In the urgency, the cops call for their off-duty Luitenant, Bradford, to call off his night at the opera with his wife to go investigate. Un-offically, he's the resident ghost chaser you know (though the department can not and will not admit it!!). Anyway, he chooses idiot Cop Paul marco to go join him instead of any of the other guys. Marco somehow doesn't actually go with him, but goes alone about an hour or so later after finally managing to get a patrol car. He spends 1/2 the film in his car outside the mansion fainting from seeing this woman in white and taking potshots at her (as well as a woman in black who has now turned up) Bradford meanwhile, has broken entry to the house and is greeted by a *cough* Dr.Acula. This Acula guy holds seances. he spends ages on one seance with Bradford watching. The viewer is treated to a trumpet that plays by itself, a black man pulling faces as well as a few indescribable objects that look like parts of a car. Anyway, after a (long) while We learn Dr. Ac is a FAKE!!! The woman in white is infact...a woman in white who has to scare the cops away!!! Bradford, in Ac's absence goes off to explore the old mansion and spends some time reminiscing about the bannister (luckily(!) for the viewer, we can hear his thoughts). He bumps into Lobo (who is more hilarious + wooden than ever). Ac finds Bradford with Lobo who lock him up in a room.

Meanwhile Marco has called for help and by now actually gets out the car and enters the place. There are a few confrontations between cops (Bradford escapes from the room with no problems at all) and Ac and the white lady + upon receiving $10K from the seance decide to make a run for it. He sends one of his "actors" to shoot at the cops!! (for a fake seance??). Lobo is finally shot dead, but the real twist has just started...

This is grade Z rubbish. REALLY bad. In an attempt to escape right at the end, Dr. Ac actually RUNS TOWARDS his nemesis'!!

Not as "good" as plan 9 (unfortuntely) but worth seeing for Wood-Fans

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