Behind The Scenes: Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

I believe I was 13 the first time that I caught Plan 9 From Outer Space on a late night airing on our local TBS station. I had been told about the film by my Father many times, he apparently had caught it at a Drive-In showing in his youth. Nothing really could prepare me for Ed Woods ‘Masterpiece’ and while I certainly cannot say I love the movie…I’m always certainly entertained by it when I catch it on TV.

[Via] Ain’t It Cool News

Thanks as always to Quint over at Ain’t It Cool News for sharing these fascinating moments behind the camera! I find it interesting that in this photo you have four people (Tor Johnson and Ed Wood on the far right)…all looking in a different direction, much like how the film plays out. ;)

Update: Sharp-Eyed Juan G. has realized this is not a Behind the Scenes still for Plan 9 but another Ed Wood classic, Night of the Ghouls!


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5 thoughts on “Behind The Scenes: Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

  1. Juan G says:

    Actually, wouldn’t this be a production still from Bride of the Monster? Considering Tor Johnson’s makeup and costume?

  2. Juan, I think you are correct. I’ve noticed other people have been commenting on the same thing with Quint. Sharp eyes, friend! :)

  3. Juan G says:

    Thanks Vic….I do pride myself on being quite the Edward D. Wood Jr. enthusiast. I highly recommend his biography, Nightmare of Ecstacy, if you haven’t already read it. It has a TON of great production type photos like the one you shared. :)

  4. Juan, that is a FANTASTIC book! I received it for my Birthday quite a few years back. Obviously I was saddened to find how his life turned out towards the end…but at least he was still working in film.

  5. Juan G says:

    True, he’s kind of an idol of mine for that very reason. Even though most saw his work as crap, he was still doing what he loved most in life…telling stories through novels and films. Alot more than what I’ve done with my own passion for film, hehe.

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