Edward D. Wood, Jr.

Not the worst director ever. Not sure who that is, but it's probably someone we haven't heard of.

The Streets of Laredo (1948) -- Not actually a complete movie, so much as an incomplete silent film Ed Wood shot in 1948 that wasn't "finished" until his ex-wife Delores Fuller and others dusted it off and added some music, narration, and sound effects in 1995. D

Glen or Glenda? (1953) -- First of all, it's a good movie. It's not badly good: it's just good. Since when does "conventional" mean good anyway? This is a unique film that combines a true personal vision (more personal than most "personal visions" out there) with varying film styles (stock footage, educational film, horror, etc.) that works. One day someone will believe me. A

Jail Bait (1954) -- Kind of a normal boring cop movie, aside from the weird plastic surgery ending and blackface performance stuck in the middle. Oh, and the continual Mariachi score. C

Bride of the Monster (1955) -- Kind of seems like a normal B horror movie to me. C

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1956) -- Certainly not the worst movie ever made (as it's often been called), but also not the "best" (in whatever sense you want to take that word) Ed Wood movie either (that goes to Glen or Glenda?). Interesting in many ways, if you're the kind of person who can get past "unrealistic" flying saucers (as opposed to real flying saucers?). B

Night of the Ghouls (1959) -- The semi-sequel to Bride of the Monster, taking place in the same house and some of the same people. Probably a little more interesting for various reasons, including the bizarre fake seance sequences with sci-fi sounds playing over a ghost with a sheet and some guy thrashing his tongue around (in a kind of scary way). The main villain's name is Dr. Acula (get it?). C

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