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|ORGY OF THE DEAD (director: Stephen C. Apostolof aka A.C. Stephen; screenwriter: Ed Wood Jr./from the novel The King of Wretched Cinema by Ed Wood Jr.; cinematographer: Robert Caramico; editor: Donald A. Davis; music: Jaime Mendoza-Nava; cast: Criswell (The Emperor), Fawn Silver (The Black Ghoul), Pat Barringer (Shirley/Gold Girl), William Bates (Bob), Louis Ojena (The Mummy), (The Wolfman); Runtime: 92; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: A.C. Stephen; ; 1965)|
|"It would be hard to make a pic worse than
Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz
It would be hard to make a pic worse than this one. It's based on the novel The King of Wretched Cinema by Ed Wood Jr., who writes the screenplay. Director A.C. Stephen does justice to Wood's zombie piece de resistance by keeping it crass, tedious, amateurish and ridiculous.
Hack horror story writer Bob (William
Bates), to get inspiration to
write a book on necrophiliacs, takes his new squeeze Shirley (Pat Barringer) for a night visit to a cemetery. They crash
and believe they've landed in the nighttime ghoulish netherworld, where the evil
Emperor of Darkness (Criswell) and his Black Ghoul assistant (Fawn
Silver) dish out eternal punishments to sinners. While the couple is
tied to cemetery stone posts, a series of busty ladies dance exposing
their titties and some are tortured for the pleasure of the Master and
his assistant. All the dancers are L.A. strippers.
Before the couple meet their fate, they
awaken at dawn from their unconscious state and realize it was only a
dream as they are placed in an ambulance.
If the campy bits were only funny and easy
to laugh at, you might not mind how torturous it was sitting through
REVIEWED ON 6/27/2011 GRADE: D
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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