July 23, 2022

This Day in Halloween: Ed Wood's Infamous schlock low-budget movie "Plan 9 from Outer Space" opens across the U.S. in 1959. / Illustration by Holly Vigil

Plan 9 from Outer Space opens across the U.S. in 1959. Infamous schlock low-budget movie by filmmaker Ed Wood, it features the brief last film footage shot of actor Bela Lugosi as well as laughable sets, special effects and acting. It is often considered the worst film ever made. Regardless, its “so-bad-it’s-good” reputation have kept it a cult classic for decades.