Plan 9

Plan 9 from Outer Space

Unspeakable Horrors From Outer Space Paralyze The Living And Resurrect The Dead!
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plan 9To stop scientists from creating a sun-driven bomb called a solarbonite, aliens implement Plan 9. This scheme involves resurrecting dead humans as zombies and vampires to create chaoes on Earth. The alien known as Eros tells humans that his people came in peace, but humans wouldn't listen to their message.

Widely regarded as one of the worst films of all time, this B-movie has become a cult classic. Released in 1959 it was written and directed by Ed Wood. The film posthumously bills Bela Lugosi as the star, but the footage of the actor used in the film was shot for another movie Tomb of the Vampire causing continuity problems and hilarious editing.

Be sure to check out IMDB's list of film trivia and goofs for Plan 9 from Outer Space.

Movie Quotes

You won't want to miss the awful dialog in this classic B-movie. Look for the following favorites:

Best One Liners

Paula Trent: Now, don't you worry. The saucers are up there. The graveyard is out there. But I'll be locked up safely in there.

Air Force Captain: Visits? That would indicate visitors.

Lieutenant John Harper: I'll bet my badge that we haven't seen the last of those weirdies.

Criswell: Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future. You are interested in the unknown... the mysterious. The unexplainable. That is why you are here. And now, for the first time, we are bringing to you, the full story of what happened on that fateful day. We are bringing you all the evidence, based only on the secret testimony, of the miserable souls, who survived this terrifying ordeal. The incidents, the places. My friend, we cannot keep this a secret any longer. Let us punish the guilty. Let us reward the innocent. My friend, can your heart stand the shocking facts of grave robbers from outer space?

Criswell: [narrating] At the funeral of the old man, unknown to his mourners, his DEAD WIFE was watching!

Lieutenant John Harper: But one thing's sure. Inspector Clay is dead, murdered, and somebody's responsible.

Jeff Trent: Ah, what's the use of makin' a fuss. Last night I saw a flyin' object that couldn't a possibly been from this planet, but I can't talk about it. I'm muzzled by Army Brass. I can't even admit I saw the thing!

Paula Trent: Now toddle off and fly your flying machine.

Eros: With your ancient, juvenile minds you have developed explosives too fast for your minds to conceive what you are doing. You are on the verge of destroying the entire universe. We are a part of that universe. This is our last...

Favorite Interactions

Eros: You do not need guns.
Jeff Trent: Maybe we think we do.

Paula Trent: ...A flying saucer? You mean the kind from up there?
Jeff Trent: Yeah, either that or its counterpart.

Colonel Tom Edwards: This is the most fantastic story I've ever heard.
Jeff Trent: And every word of it's true, too.
Colonel Tom Edwards: That's the fantastic part of it.

Tanna: Eros, do we have to kill them?
Eros: Yes.
Tanna: It seems such a waste.
Eros: Well, wouldn't it be better to kill a few now than, with their meddling, permit them to destroy the entire universe?
Tanna: You're always right, Eros.
Eros: Of course. But those are not my words; those are the words of the Ruler.

Lieutenant John Harper: It was a saucer.
Patrolman: A flying saucer?

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