Plan 9 from Outer Space
Release: March 15, 1957
Release: March 15, 1957

"Can your heart stand the shocking facts about Graverobbers from Outer Space?" That's the question on the lips of the narrator of this tale about flying saucers, zombies and cardboard tombstones. A laughable Sci-fi/ Horror film about a pair of aliens, angered by the "stupid minds" of planet Earth, set up shop in a California cemetery. Their plan: to animate an army of the dead to march on the capitals of the world. (The fact that they have only managed to resurrect three zombies to date has not discouraged them.) An intrepid airline pilot living near the cemetery must rescue his wife from this low-budget terror.

Criswell: "Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future. You are interested in the unknown... the mysterious. The unexplainable. That is why you are here. And now, for the first time, we are bringing to you, the full story of what happened on that fateful day. We are bringing you all the evidence, based only on the secret testimony, of the mis"
Criswell: "... All of us on this earth know that there is a time to live, and that there is a time to die. Yet death is always a shock to those left behind. It is even more of a shock when Death, the Proud Brother, comes suddenly without warning. Just at sundown, a small group gathered in silent prayer, around the newly-opened grave of the beloved wife of an elderly man. Sundown of the day; yet also the sundown of the old man's heart, for the shadows of grief clouded his very reason... The funeral over, th"
Paula Trent: "...A flying saucer? You mean the kind from up there?"
Jeff Trent: "Yeah, either that or its counterpart."
Air Force Captain: "Visits? That would indicate visitors."
Colonel Tom Edwards: "This is the most fantastic story I've ever heard."
Jeff Trent: "And every word of it's true, too."
Colonel Tom Edwards: "That's the fantastic part of it."
Lieutenant John Harper: "I'll bet my badge that we haven't seen the last of those weirdies."
Criswell: "At the funeral of the old man, unknown to his mourners, his dead wife was watching!"
Gravedigger: "You hear anything?"
Gravedigger: "Thought I did."
Gravedigger: "Don't like hearing noises, especially when there ain't supposed to be any."
Gravedigger: "Yeah, kinda spooky-like."
Gravedigger: "Maybe we're getting old."
Gravedigger: "Well, whatever it is, it's gone now."
Gravedigger: "That's the best thing for us too, gone."
Gravedigger: "Yeah, let's go."
Criswell: "... The grief from his wife's death became greater and greater agony. The home they had so long shared became a tomb, a sweet memory of her joyous living. The sky to which he had once looked was now only a covering for her dead body. The ever-beautiful flowers she had planted with her own hands became nothing more than the lost roses of her cheeks. Confused by his great loss, the old man left that home... never to return again!"
Jeff Trent: "You fiend."
Eros: "I, a fiend? I am a soldier of our planet. I, a fiend? We did not come here as enemies."
Eros: "It's because of men like you that all must be destroyed."
Colonel Tom Edwards: "You speak of Solaranite. But just what is it?"
Eros: "Take a can of your gasoline. Say this can of gasoline is the sun. Now, you spread a thin line of it to a ball, representing the earth. Now, the gasoline represents the sunlight, the sun particles. Here we saturate the ball with the gasoline, the sunlight. Then we put a flame to the ball. The flame will speedily travel around the earth, back along the line of gasoline to the can, or the sun itself. It will explode this source and spread to every place that gasoline, our sunlight, touches. Explode"
Lieutenant John Harper: "He's mad."
Tanna: "Mad? Is it mad that you destroy other people to save yourselves? You have done this. Is it mad that one country must destroy another to save themselves? You have also done this. How then is it "mad" that one planet must destroy another who threatens the very existence-..."
Eros: "That's enough."
Eros: "In my land, women are for advancing the race, not for fighting man's battles."
Tanna: "What do you think will be the next obstacle the Earth people will put in our way?"
Eros: "Well, as long as they can think - we'll have our problems."
The Ruler: "Plan 9? Ah, yes. Plan 9 deals with the resurrection of the dead. Long distance electrodes shot into the pineal and pituitary gland of the recently dead."
Colonel Tom Edwards: "For a time we tried to contact them by radio but no response. Then they attacked a town, a small town I'll admit, but never the less a town of people, people who died."
Paula Trent: "I've never seen you in this mood before."
Jeff Trent: "I guess that's because I've never been in this mood before."
Lieutenant John Harper: "But one thing's sure. Inspector Clay is dead, murdered, and somebody's responsible."
Inspector Clay: "I'm a big boy now, Johnny."
Criswell: "Perhaps, on your way home, someone will pass you in the dark, and you will never know it... for they will be from outer space."
Criswell: "My friend, you have seen this incident, based on sworn testimony. Can you prove that it didn't happen?"
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