I recently watched Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959).. and it's worse than The Room (2003). To be clear, sci-fi story was a good idea, but the movie could have been much, much better. So, what's really bad about it? UFOs special effects actually happens in front of the camera and it was pretty obvious. And, set design happens too. People really thought Vampire Girl was beautiful, so they cast her? She was actually creepy look, she had so small waist and pretty long nails. And not in a beautiful way like the bride from Bride of Frankenstein or Mortiicia Addams.
I love '50s scifi/horror films, but this didn't really work for me. I can see why someone called it a classic of bad sci-fi genre, but it was just poorly made and hard to enjoy it. I haven't seen Tim Burton's Ed Wood yet, but I respect Ed Wood for trying something fun, but I can't help with that. This was just ridiculously bad. This movie gets a 3.5 out of 10. #Plan9fromOuterSpace#EdWood
One of my favorite labels @agfa and @somethingweirdvideo just wrapped production for the lost Ed Wood gem, TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE hitting the streets 11/13/18! I’m not a huge Ed Wood fan, but I’ll probably pick it For solidarity purposes #agfa#takeitoutintrade#edwood#somethingweirdvideo
"The world is a strange place to live in. All those cars. All going someplace. All carrying humans, which are carrying out their lives." Today I watched Glen or Glenda, Edward D. Wood Jr's offbeat movie that's half dryly-narrated video lecture, half heartfelt semi-autobiographical plea for tolerance. The main "plot" follows Wood as Glen, a man who likes to wear women's clothes & struggles with that issue and if he should tell his fiance. Meanwhile, Bela Lugosi occasionally pops in as some sort of scientist/god/host character (famously yelling "Pull the string! Pull the string!" over some stock footage of a buffalo herd because WHY NOT). At one point, there's an utterly inexplicable, totally bizarre fantasy sequence that somehow out-Lynches David Lynch.
I decided to watch this today after listening to a Movie Sign With the Mads podcast episode covering Ed Wood (the Tim Burton movie, but also going into Wood's actual movies.) They pointed out that while Wood is known as the "worst director ever", there's a frankly strong case to be made that Wood's movies were made with heart and enthusiasm, and this, combined with his unique, offbeat sensibilities, makes him (despite massive technical incompetence) a far better director than modern, popular filmmakers like Michael Bay who churn out noisy, soulless mass entertainment.
And, you know, this is exactly why I have a genuine, non-ironic love for some very, very bad movies, be it the older ones like Wood's movies, or the 80s shlock produced by enthusiastic film-loving nutjobs Golan & Globus, or the, uh, "popular" current examples like Tommy Wiseau's The Room or James Nguyen's Birdemic: Shock and Terror. Awful as they may be, they were made with heart, good intentions, and personal visions, and are absolutely endearing (even while being massively entertaining on a "laughably bad" level.) Meanwhile, I just get bored and irritated at cynical trying-to-be-bad movies like your Sharknadoes or whatnot.
Incidentally, I think this might be the first time that I actually sat down and watched Glen or Glenda all the way through, and HOLY COW IT'S SUCH A WEIRD GODDAMN MOVIE. Anyway, it's currently available to stream on Amazon.
Ed Wood (1994) Directed by Tim Burton.
Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi.
The fabulous combination of Landau and Rick Baker's superb make-up work that won them both an Oscar as well as Ve Neill and Yolanda Toussieng, also for make-up.
In the film, Lugosi dismisses Boris Karloff's role of Frankenstein's monster as "all make-up and grunting." In real life, Lugosi himself was offered the part and turned it down because it didn't have any speaking lines and required too much makeup
🖤 #ThisDayInHorror#OnThisDay a few awesome birthdays to be celebrating today! 🖤June 20, 1967 - Happy Birthday to Nicole Kidman who has starred in movies like The Others (one of my favs!), The Stepford Wives, and The Invasion.🖤
🖤June 20, 1952 - a big happy birthday to a man that I personally adore, John Goodman! I absolutely loved his performance in 10 Cloverfield Lane!🖤
🖤June 20, 1931 - Mr. Martin Landau who starred in Tim Burton’s Ed Wood(1994), who won a very well deserved Oscar for his role as Bela Lugosi!🖤
🖤June 20, 1909 - A happy birthday to the man who was Mr William Castle’s favorite writer; Robb White! He was partnered with the “King of Gimmicks” during Castle’s most popular period, writing for films such as House On Haunted Hill(1959), 13 Ghosts(1960), and Homicidal(1961).🖤 #horror#films#otd#johngoodman#nicolekidman#theothers#10cloverfieldlane#martinlandau#edwood#belalugosi#robbwhite
Okay I think I fixed it. The white line is gone. Woo! I feel better now. 😂😂 as I was saying I’m currently drawing a picture of Garfield for my cousin and it’s taking forever and I’m honestly kind of over it. I hate drawing but it’s the only thing I’m kind of good at but not really, you know what I mean? 😂😂 when you try to be talented but you’re not... 😂😂😫 #johnnydepp#edwood#johnnydeppfan#depphead
"Эд Вуд" / "Ed Wood" (1994)
Фильм Тима Бёртона
Тим Бёртон, который славится, как один из самых незаурядных режиссёров-сказочников и фантастов, всегда удивляет зрителя своими необычными историями. В каждом его фильме наблюдается нечто такое, чего не увидишь в реальности, но Эд Вуд стал исключением. Это картина о становлении режиссёра Эдварда Вуда младшего, которого признали самым худшим в истории Голливуда. Может кто-то и поспорит на счёт обыденности данной истории, сославшись на то, что Вуд снимал кино про разных мистических существ вроде Франкенштейна... И знаете всё же этот фильм так же незауряден, как и остальные картины Бёртона. И дело не во всяких чудовищах, которые появлялись в кадре. Дело в самой истории этого на редкость удивительного кинодела Эда Вуда.
P.S. Джонни и Мартин Ландау прекрасны)
Johnny Depp in Ed Wood (1994)
Trivia: One day, Kathy Wood, the wife of Edward D. Wood, Jr. visited the set, and asked to meet Johnny Depp. That day, they were filming a scene where Wood would look really messed up, which made Burton nervous for what Kathy would think of the movie. When Depp exited his trailer, she said, "That's my Eddie." #edwood#timburton#johnnydepp#movie#film#cinema