Worst Movie Ever Made?

Published:  May 3, 2010
Worst Movie Ever Made?

Plan 9 From Outer Space is often considered to be the WORST movie ever made. Directed by Edward D. Wood Jr. (who has been named as the worst director of all time), the story goes something like this – a race of advanced aliens land on Earth to resurrect the dead as zombie vampires in order to stop mankind from discovering a weapon with the potential to destroy the galaxy.

"And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future."

"And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future."

"There comes a time in each man's life when he can't even believe his own eyes."

"There comes a time in each man's life when he can't even believe his own eyes."

Now, if you are going to seriously judge this film based on things like script quality, acting, editing, cinematography, set design or logic, then naturally, you will come to the conclusion that this is indeed the worst film ever made. Shots within a scene jump between day and night; tombstones are made from cardboard that tip over given the slightest bump; strings holding up the flying saucers are visible and the list goes on. But to judge this movie like you would a standard film would take the fun out of experiencing something as bad as this. Ed Wood Jr. may have intended the film to be taken seriously but that doesn’t mean that we have to.

Old man vampire

Old man vampire

Vampira as the lady vampire

Vampira as the lady vampire

I see films such as Plan 9 as existing on a different level of film making – one below even that of a B-movie. It’s a movie that’s so bad and ridiculous, that it’s actually a lot of fun. There is no way that this movie can be taken seriously and anyone that attempts to do so will find their brain hurting after two minutes in.


Advanced alien race initiating "Plan 9."

They don’t make movies like this anymore and it’s almost a shame really. Thankfully, history has a long list of really bad movies that are already out there – it’s just a matter of re-discovering them. So grab a group of friends, check your brains at the door and discover why Plan 9 From Outer Space has been rated the worst movie ever made.

Plan 9 From Outer Space is now in the public domain and therefore, no longer subject to copyright.

5 Responses

  1. becster

    it’s the best movie ever made! i love it!

  2. jiMMo

    Ed Wood is pretty much my hero! I brought a box set of his movies for like $10 a few years ago from a crappy cd/dvd shop. The best $10 spent ever! ‘Glen or Glenda’ is.. well I don’t know how to describe it really. So many angora sweaters!

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  4. hannah

    I think Plan 9 may have a contender for (best) worst movie ever made – ‘The Room’.
    Tommy Wiseau (the film’s writer, director, producer and lead actor) is most certainly a modern-day Ed Wood, but with an utterly compelling creepiness to add to the mind-boggling self-delusion he shares with Wood.
    If you can catch a screening of this, the audience participation is a riot (unfortunately the run at Cinema Nova in Melbourne has just ended, but hopefully it will be back!)

  5. Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

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