Plan 9 from Outer Space
Plan 9 from Outer Space is a 1959 American independent black-and-white science fiction horror film, produced and edited by Ed Wood, that stars Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Tor Johnson, "Vampira", is narrated by Criswell. The film posthumously bills Bela Lugosi as a guest star. Other guest stars are former cowboy star Tom Keene. Plan 9 from Outer Space was released theatrically in 1959 by Distributors Corporation of America; the storyline concerns extraterrestrials who are seeking to stop humanity from creating a doomsday weapon that could destroy the universe. The aliens implement "Plan 9", a scheme to resurrect the Earth's dead, referred to as "ghouls". By causing chaos, the aliens hope. If not, the aliens will destroy mankind with armies of the undead; the film was developed under the title Grave Robbers from Outer Space, but its financial backers objected to this title, which they saw as being sacrilegious, it was retitled Plan 9 from Outer Space prior to production. Plan 9 from Outer Space played on television in relative obscurity until 1980, when authors Harry Medved and Michael Medved dubbed it the "worst film made" in their book The Golden Turkey Awards.
Wood and his film were posthumously given two Golden Turkey Awards for Worst Director Ever and Worst Film. It has since been retroactively described as "The epitome of so-bad-it's-good cinema" and has gained a cult following. For years, when the film was shown on television, viewers could see random objects cluttering the top and bottom of the frame; this would lead viewers to conclude that director Wood was being careless as usual, should have known better than to stage these scenes so poorly. However, in the film's original theatrical runs, the top and bottom of the frame were cut off when the film was projected on a wide screen; the resulting images were properly composed. A DVD release in the widescreen format demonstrates Wood's intended compositions. At the funeral of an old man's wife, mourners are gathered by an open grave, among them her husband. Overhead, an airliner is heading toward California; the pilot, Jeff Trent, his co-pilot Danny are blinded by a bright light and loud sound. They see a flying saucer.
The pilots follow the saucer's flight until it lands at the graveyard, where the funeral's gravediggers are killed by a female zombie. At his home, lost in his thoughts of grief, the old man goes outside and steps in front of an oncoming car and is killed. Mourners at the old man's funeral discover the dead gravediggers. Inspector Daniel Clay and other police officers arrive, but Clay goes off alone to continue his investigation. Trent and his wife Paula, who live near the graveyard, hear the sirens and Jeff tells Paula about his saucer encounter, stating that the Army has since sworn him to secrecy. A powerful swooshing noise knocks everyone to the ground at both the Trent residence and the nearby graveyard as a saucer lands. Police Inspector Clay encounters the female zombie and the reanimated corpse of the old man, is killed by them. Upon investigating Clay's disappearance, Lt. Harper states, "But one thing's sure. Inspector Clay is dead and somebody's responsible."Newspaper headlines continue to report saucer sightings over Hollywood Boulevard, while a trio of saucers flies over Los Angeles.
In Washington, D. C. the military fires missiles at more saucers, while the Chief of Saucer Operations, Col. Thomas Edward, reveals that the government has been covering up saucer attacks, he mentions. The aliens return to their Space Station 7. Commander Eros informs their ruler. To force their acknowledgment, Eros recommends implementing "Plan 9", which will resurrect human dead by stimulating their pituitary and pineal glands. Meanwhile Trent, about to leave on another flight, is concerned for his wife's safety, he urges her to stay with her mother. That night the zombie old man rises from his grave and breaks into their house, he is joined by his zombie wife and the zombie Inspector Clay. Paula escapes, but collapses after her ordeal. All three zombies return to Eros' saucer. At the Pentagon, Gen. Roberts informs Edwards, they explain that the aliens are trying to prevent humanity from destroying the universe. The general dispatches Edwards to San Fernando, where most of the alien activity has occurred.
Though the undead are under alien control, zombie Clay attacks and nearly strangles Eros. The ruler examines zombie Clay and orders the zombie old man destroyed in order to further frighten humanity, he approves Eros' Plan 9 to raise undead armies and orders they march on the capitals of Earth. In California the police and Edwards interview the Trents. Unknown to them, the flying saucer has returned to the graveyard. Officer Kelton encounters the zombie old man, who chases him into the Trents' yard, where the zombie old man is hit with Eros' ray, causing his body to decompose. Not knowing what to make of this, the Trents and the police drive to the cemetery. John Harper insists on leaving Paula in the
This Movie Sucks!
This Movie Sucks! is a Canadian comedy television series hosted by Ed the Sock, premiering on May 28, 2010, two years after Ed's Night Party went off the air. The show is similar to Ed's Nite In; this Movie Sucks! Features his Night Party co-host, Liana Kerzner and another MuchMusic personality, comedian Ron Sparks. Being produced and broadcast by CHCH-TV Hamilton, it is being shown on CJNT-TV Montreal and CHEK-TV Victoria, as well as Movieola and Silver Screen Classics. A third season of This Movie Sucks! was reported as being under development. It was to feature six new one-hour episodes, as the cast stated that the original two-hour format was "killing" them. Reruns ceased on CHCH-TV until that time. New films to be featured in season three would have included Raiders of Lost Atlantis and The Wild Weng, a film that like the featured The Impossible Kid starred Filipino actor Weng Weng; the third season either never went into production or never aired and CHCH has since removed the show from its listings.
In each two-hour episode Ed has guests over to watch a bad movie. The movies are edited for time and to include humorous sound or film effects or to point out significant details. Examples of this include an used joke of speeding up certain boring sections of a film and playing them with the addition of a music track. Sometimes things other than the main movie are featured, such as an episode of DoDo, The Kid from Outer Space, shown in between the screening of The Manster; when not making fun of the movie, the cast engage in humorous interludes, including such notables as tellings of the stories of "Roninja" and "Lake Erie Pete" and a fake telethon to help alleviate "Cheap Bastard Disorder". The cast wander away from their studio to attend events such as Anime North or to go to a different studio where Liana gets filmed in a giantess video; the show is filmed in a deliberately low-budget manner, much of the work behind it is done by student volunteers. Similarities have been noted between the series and Mystery Science Theater 3000 and The All-Night Show.
Ed the Sock is a puppet and voiced by Steven Kerzner. Ed has a cigar sticking out of his mouth and a rough, gravelly voice; the show is alleged to be set in his apartment or basement, although as Ed himself has noted, everyone knows they are in fact shooting everything in a studio. Liana Kerzner is Ed's co-host, is the wife of Steven Kerzner. Unlike the other characters, she was never referred to as a guest due to her previous role as co-host on Ed & Red's Night Party. Ron Sparks is a comedian who has appeared in every episode alongside Ed and Liana, he sits behind the couch accompanied by a drink, is known for making off the wall comments. In one episode in which he was unable to attend, the rest of the cast try to find him an understudy, with Max Brand earning the coveted title. Andrew Young is one of the writers on the show, in several episodes. Andrew dressed up in a starfish alien costume at Anime North though he didn't want to because Ed insisted. Ed has gotten Andrew to dress up as a two headed monster and a mummy, with Andrew yelling at Ed that he hates doing that.
Andrew is an internet radio host for a filmmaker. Ed broadcasts one of Andrew's short films at the end of the third episode after Andrew agrees to dress up in costume, or at least find someone else to do it for him. In another episode he auditions to be Ron's understudy. Larissa Drobot is an intern who helps out with projects in the show. In The Manster episode Liana did special effects make-up on Larissa's face. In the Wild Women of Wongo episode she shared a story. In the fake telethon episode, she tried to have her birds do some tricks. Amusing Duck is a cheap foreign import toy. First introduced in The Manster episode, the duck is capable of excreting plastic eggs out of a plastic flap representing the bird's buttocks, with the toy's box stating in broken English "Lay egg is true!". It appears after the showing of The Killer Shrews, after it bashes through the wall in parody of several scenes in the movie, although it was quite pushed through by Andrew Young. Naked Dave is a friend of Liana's.
He is proud and protective of his sports car. Naked Dave was a guest in the episode The Master, but at the end of the episode he is killed by Roninja, he does, appear during the fake telethon to fight "Cheap Bastard Disorder". Bandito appears during the Mexican movies double feature special, after Ed invites Mexican wrestler Bandito on the show as a guest because he is the closest guest he has to a real Mexican person. Despite being a luchador, his only piece of costuming is his wrestling mask so Ed makes fun of his T-shirt and shorts; the first movie features The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy, so Liana dresses him up in a robot costume. Ed sends him to the most dangerous neighbourhood in Hamilton to pick up some Mexican food, he is attacked and killed by Lake Erie Pete after Andrew Young is supposed to fight him dressed as the mummy but leaves. He is later seen in the fake telethon episode, manning the phones. Max Brand was a frequent guest on Ed's old show, he appears in the telethon episode as a dancer who works answering phones on the phone bank.
In another episode he returns to audition to be Ron's understudy and wins the
Patricia Crowley is an American actress. Crowley was born in Olyphant, the daughter of Helen and coal mining foreman Vincent Crowley, her sister Ann was an actress. Crowley played Sally Carver in the film Forever Female, starring William Holden, she starred as Doctor Autumn Claypool alongside Martin and Lewis in Money from Home, in their final film together Hollywood or Bust, in which she played Terry Roberts. Her roles in Forever Female and Money from Home led to her receiving the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actress, she co-starred with Rosemary Clooney in a 1954 musical, Red Garters, with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in the 1956 drama There's Always Tomorrow. She had a starring role opposite Tony Curtis in the boxing drama The Square Jungle and the Audie Murphy western Walk the Proud Land, was featured in 1963's The Wheeler Dealers, a comedy starring James Garner and Lee Remick. Crowley starred as Judy Foster in the daytime version of A Date with Judy on ABC-TV in 1951.
Crowley made guest appearances in many television series in the 1950s and 1960s, including the pilot for The Untouchables, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, The Eleventh Hour, The Roaring 20s, Mr. Novak, The Twilight Zone, The Fugitive, 77 Sunset Strip, The Man from U. N. C. L. E, she was the only actress to appear as leading lady for both James Garner and Roger Moore in the same episode of Maverick, titled "The Rivals", a 1958 reworking of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's 1775 comedy of manners play. She changed her billing for various Maverick episodes from "Patricia Crowley" to "Pat Crowley" and back again, she starred from 1965 to 1967 as Joan Nash in the NBC-MGM television sitcom Please Don't Eat the Daisies, based on the 1957 book by Jean Kerr and the 1960 Doris Day/David Niven film of the same name. In 1975-1976, she played Georgia Cameron on the Joe Forrester television series.:537 Crowley sang and danced on The Dean Martin Show. She made guest appearances on episodes of Bonanza, Charlie's Angels, Police Woman, The Streets of San Francisco, Hawaii 5-0, The Rockford Files, The Feather and Father Gang, Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected, Murder, She Wrote, as well as sitcoms like Happy Days, The Love Boat, Empty Nest, Roseanne and Friends.
She became known to a era of television viewers for her roles on the serials Generations from 1989–90, Port Charles from 1997 to 2003, The Bold and the Beautiful in 2005. She appeared as Emily Fallmont on ten episodes of the nighttime soap opera Dynasty in 1986. More Crowley portrayed the widow of baseball's Roger Maris in the biopic 61*, directed by Billy Crystal, she appeared in a 2009 episode of Cold Case. Throughout her career, she was confused with actress Kathleen Crowley, who appeared in all of the same TV series during the same time frame, though they never appeared together, they were not related. Walt Disney's actor Fess Parker noted in his Archive of American Television interview that there were two actresses named Crowley whom everyone was always mixing up, one tall and one short, that he was paired with the shorter Crowley for one project, despite being 6 ft 6 in tall. Crowley has been married twice, first to attorney and entertainment agent Ed Hookstratten, whose clients included Elvis Presley, Johnny Carson and Tom Brokaw, since 1986 to television producer Andy Friendly.
Crowley, a Republican, endorsed Dwight Eisenhower for re-election in the 1956 presidential election. Pat Crowley on IMDb Pat Crowley at the Internet Broadway Database Pat Crowley at the TCM Movie Database
Homestead is a city within Miami-Dade County in the U. S. state of Florida, between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west. Homestead is a Miami suburb and a major agricultural area, it is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census. Homestead was incorporated in 1913 and is the second oldest city in Miami-Dade County next to the city of Miami, it is located 35 miles southwest of Miami, 25 miles northwest of Key Largo. The name originates from; the rail line was passing through an area opened up for homesteading, as the construction camp at the end of the line did not have a particular name, construction materials and supplies for the workers were consigned to "Homestead Country", shortened to "Homestead" by the engineers who mapped the area. The population was 60,512 at the 2010 census. Homestead and neighboring South Miami-Dade County communities bore the brunt of Category 5 Hurricane Andrew on August 24, 1992.
The city of Homestead is located near the southern terminus of the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike where it ends at its junction with U. S. 1. Homestead is north and east of Florida City, these two cities comprise the greater Homestead-Florida City area; some of the notable unincorporated communities in the area are Redland, Leisure City and Princeton. Homestead-Miami Speedway is the annual finale of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series as well as the two minor championships of NASCAR. Homestead is located at 25°28′16″N 80°28′5″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.4 square miles. 14.3 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water. Homestead is a small-sized city. At its greatest north-south points – along SW 137th Avenue – its city limits extend only 4 miles – from SW 288th Street at the north end to SW 352nd Street at the south end. At its greatest east-west points – along SW 328th Street – its city limits extend 6 miles – from SW 132nd Avenue at the east end to SW 192nd Avenue at the west end.
U. S. 1 – known as Homestead Boulevard within the city limits – extends through a rather narrow northeast / southwest corridor of the city from SW 304th Street at the north end to SW 328th Street at the south end. It is at this point at the south end that Homestead and Florida City share a common border.. Major east-west streets within Homestead include SW 304th Street / NE & NW 15th Street, SW 312th Street / NE & NW 8th Street, SW 320th Street, SW 328th Street / SE & SW 8th Street, SW 344th Street / SE 24th Street; the original Homestead Air Force Base was once located several miles to the northeast of Homestead, but due to annexation of unincorporated land to the east and northeast of the original city limits during the late-1990s the city and the far southwestern perimeter of the Homestead Air Reserve Base share a common border for a small portion along SW 137th Avenue. A noteworthy tourist attraction within Leisure City is Coral Castle, built by a jilted lover, Edward Leedskalnin, over the course of 28 years from 1923 to 1951.
The Fruit and Spice Park is of interest. Homestead experiences a tropical monsoon climate. Summers are hot and humid and high temperatures average between 88° and 92 °F. Winters are dry; the all-time record high temperature is 100 °F, on 21 July 1942. Lows in summer average between 70° and 75 °F, with low temperatures in all times of year averaging 5–15 degrees cooler than coastal Miami because of its inland and rural location. In winter, the area sees cold fronts bring cold weather for short periods from November to March; the lowest temperature recorded is 26 °F, on 13 December 1934, recorded at Homestead Air Force Base, some 10 miles east of the town. High temperatures in winter average between 68° and 80 °F, lows average between 57° and 64 °F. Summer is the season. Homestead has a wet season lasting from mid-May to early October; the dry season sees little with most of it coming with the passing of cold fronts. Snow flurries were reported to have been observed in the air at Homestead Air Force Base, on January 20, 1977, marked the farthest south that snow flurries have been reported in the lower 48 United States.
In August 1992, the Category 5 hurricane Andrew devastated the town, as well as nearby Homestead Air Force Base. Hurricane Katrina caused flooding in Homestead in August 2005; the following October, Hurricane Wilma damaged light poles, grandstands and sections of catch fence at the Homestead–Miami Speedway, a motor racetrack built in the years following Hurricane Andrew. After Hurricane Wilma, a Homestead man was killed in a tractor accident while clearing debris; when Hurricane Irma struck Florida in September 2017, parts of Homestead lost electric power. South Dade Center, a low-income housing project for farmworkers, was flooded with rainwater. Residents were without waste collection for about a week without relief; as of 2010, there were 23,419 households out of which
The Film Crew
The Film Crew was a comedic team similar to Mystery Science Theater 3000, comprising former MST3K cast members Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, they hosted Legend Films' colorized Three Stooges DVD release, packing in the four Stooge shorts that have fallen into the public domain: Disorder in the Court, Malice in the Palace, Sing a Song of Six Pants, Brideless Groom. The Film Crew maintained a website with humor columns and other content geared toward its fans, contributed comedy segments to NPR; the Film Crew hosted segments between movies on American Movie Classics, Sundance Channel, the Starz/Encore cable channels in the United States. In August 2005, during Encore's "Midnight Movies" schedule, The Film Crew provided introductions for the documentary on the subject Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream and for the cult classics The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Reefer Madness, Night of the Living Dead, The Harder They Come, Pink Flamingos; the Film Crew created a pilot for a comedic radio program called 3 Men & The Movies for NPR, well-received but not picked up.
Despite this, the troupe went on to contribute a few comedic, movie-related segments for NPR's "All Things Considered" program in the fall of 2004, including a review of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow as well as an examination of film score cliches. The Film Crew hosted a now defunct website; the tone and format was somewhat evocative of Timmy Big Hands, a short-lived "webzine" involving several of the same entertainers. On October 19, 2006, it was announced that The Film Crew would be providing commentary tracks for a series of B-movies. To promote their announcement, the Crew offered a poll on their website asking viewers to sample clips of each film and choose which they would prefer to see released first out of the four titles announced; the four titles, in order of votes received, are: Hollywood After Dark, starring Rue McClanahan Killers from Space, starring Peter Graves The Wild Women of Wongo The Giant of Marathon, starring Steve ReevesThe episodes were produced in association with Rhino Entertainment, to distribute the episodes on DVD.
However, Jim Mallon of Best Brains approached Rhino, threatened to pull future releases of MST3K from Rhino's distribution unless they passed on The Film Crew. Rhino ended its relationship with The Film Crew, it wasn't until 2007 that arrangements were made with Shout! Factory to release the material. Releases have no region encoding; each released episode contains at least one "extra". The Film Crew, stuck in the confines of a basement at work, lays down commentary tracks to every obscure movie dished to them by their boss, Bob Honcho; as part of their job, each of the three wears a matching "working-class" uniform and an unwieldy headset while riffing on each film. Each release contained a short "Lunch Break" sketch. During the delay when there was no distributor for the Film Crew DVDs, the sets were destroyed and the cast moved on to the similar project RiffTrax, complicating the issue of any possible future Film Crew episodes. Kevin Murphy has indicated that "We haven’t gotten any new orders from Shout Factory – the new home of MST by the way – and since RiffTrax is becoming so much fun, I think you may have seen the last of the Film Crew."As of July 13, 2008, The Film Crew's former website, filmcrewonline.com, is no longer online.
Shortly thereafter, Shout Factory put three Film Crew movies on Hulu.com. In April 5, 2009, all four movies became available on YouTube. However, on February 5, 2016, Rifftrax began offering the Film Crew episodes for sale, either download or streaming, starting with Killers From Space; the Film Crew on RiffTrax The Film Crew at Shout! Factory The Film Crew on Hulu The Film Crew: Hollywood After Dark on IMDb The Film Crew: Killers from Space on IMDb The Film Crew: Wild Women of Wongo on IMDb The Film Crew: The Giant of Marathon on IMDb
Screwballs is a 1983 Canadian teen sex comedy film. It was inspired by the success of Porky's. Sometime during 1965, five male friends at Taft and Adams High School try to see the bare breasts of Purity Bush, the most beautiful girl in school. After being set up, reprimanded and sent to detention by the principal because of Purity, they plot to get even. Jim Wynorski said he was inspired by MAD magazine. Linda Shayne posed for the blonde figure on the poster. Variety magazine called the film "a poor man’s Porky’s... full of youthful exuberance and proves utterly painless to watch, but it is so close in premise and tone to its model that negative comparisons can’t help but be drawn." The film was released in U. S. theaters by New World Pictures in April 1983. It grossed $2,082,215; the film led to a semi-sequel, Screwballs II. Screwballs on IMDb Review of film at Canuxploitation Review of film at AV Club Review of film at Mondo Digital Screwballs at Rotten Tomatoes