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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
OH, FOR FUCK'S SAKE: PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE...THE REMAKE
Yes, you read it right. Ed Wood's infamous so-called "worst film ever made" is the latest film to join the assembly line of unnecessary remakes churned out by a creatively bankrupt film industry. I love me some piss-poor movies and PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE is one of my all-time favorites, containing more unintentional hilarity than most legitimate comedies as well as being the source of many iconic images found in the cheesy film pantheon. Tor Johnson, Vampira, Bela Lugosi, and the director's wife's chiropractor, along with those charming pie-plate-on-fishing -wire flying saucers all added up to jaw-droppingly inept fun, so why bother to remake a film that in every way is simultaneously terrible and a landmark? Unless it's totally rewritten, there's just no way to make this material viable. I is re-gusted, as they used to say on AMOS 'N' ANDY.