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The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. (1995)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 1 May 1996 (USA)
How was it possible that a movie like Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957) could be made? This documentary about Edward D. Wood Jr.'s masterpiece gives the answer.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maila Nurmi ... Self (as Vampira)
Dolores Fuller ... Self
Paul Marco ... Self
Conrad Brooks ... Self
Loretta King Loretta King ... Self
Lynn Lemon Lynn Lemon ... Self (as Reverend Dr. Lynn Lemon)
Bela Lugosi ... Self (archive footage)
Bela Lugosi Jr. Bela Lugosi Jr. ... Self
Norma McCarty Norma McCarty ... Self (as Norma McCarty-Wood)
Michael McCarthy Michael McCarthy ... Self (as Michael McCarty)
Mona McKinnon Mona McKinnon ... Self (voice)
Joseph F. Robertson Joseph F. Robertson ... Self (as Joe Robertson)
Lyle Talbot ... Self
Harry Thomas Harry Thomas ... Self
Crawford John Thomas Crawford John Thomas ... Self
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How was it possible that a movie like Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957) could be made? This documentary about Edward D. Wood Jr.'s masterpiece gives the answer.

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Can your MIND stand the SHOCKING TRUTH?


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Performed by Dolores Fuller
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Huesen)
Lyrics by Dolores Fuller & Sammy Cahn
Published by Warner Music
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Oddball Documentary Does Its Job
24 August 2005 | by ShotgunHemingwaySee all my reviews

The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood, Jr. isn't a particularly good documentary. Aesthetically, it's lackluster and cheap looking, the people in it go off on tangents which make it very unfocused and in-cohesive, but this adds to it's charm. I say this because it's a documentary about an oddball that made oddball pictures and surrounded himself with fellow oddballs and, as such, there's really no other way to document the life and career of the man and his crew of misfits. There are some glimpses of insight into both the genius and the ineptness of Wood, and the portrayal of both qualities is a credit to the genuineness of the documentary. Overall, it's worth a watch for the Wood fan and those of cinema in general, but don't expect brilliance here. Expect a documentary made after Wood's own heart.

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1 May 1996 (USA) See more »

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El tenebroso mundo de Edward D. Wood See more »

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Wood-Thomas Pictures See more »
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