Orgy of the Dead

Synopsis: Screenplay By Ed Wood!

A bizarre Bouillabaisse, blending beautiful naked zombie girls, vampires, vixens, wanton werewolves, tortured teens, in bondage!

While driving, Bob and his girlfriend Shirley crash on a dark road and wander into a nearby graveyard to find help. There they witness a bizarre Orgy Of The Dead ruled by the Emperor of the Night and his lovely Empress. Taken prisoner by their minions, Bob and Shirley are tied to stakes and forced to watch beautiful half-naked ghouls dance for the Emperor’s entertainment. What fate awaits Bob and Shirley? That will be up to the Empress, who wants Shirley for her own erotic pleasure.
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Orgy of the Dead 1.5

Ever wondered: If an Ed Wood movie was not made by Ed Wood himself, could it actually be better than an “Ed Wood movie”? Well, ‘Orgy of the Dead’ should answer this rather quickly.

If you don’t know who Ed Wood is, then this will be lost on you (and if that is the case, you should quickly watch Tim Burton’s masterful homage to the much-maligned filmmaker!). But, if you do, and have seen some of his work, this question will have no doubt crossed your mind at some point. After all, how can anyone make such bad movies? Is it all due to bad taste? Or poor production values? Or were they conceived to be bad?

Well ‘Orgy of the Dead’ proves that Ed Wood’s direction wasn’t necessarily the problem: it was directed by someone else entirely. However, it was written by Ed Wood, and he apparently helped in the production – so maybe his cursed hand tainted this one anyway!

…because it feels unmistakably like an Ed Wood film – only in colour. And with nudity.

It’s so bad, it’s hard to put it into words; the film, if one can even call it that, consists largely of watching naked female dancers dancing poorly to music that they cannot hear and that ultimately doesn’t match their moves. In a cemetery. There is hardly any story, and, what passes for a story is strictly a contrivance for the aforementioned floorshow. Eek.

This cinematic opus is rife with jarringly poor editing (scenes will fluctuate between night and day regularly!), el cheapo production (the sets and costumes make the original Star Trek TV shows look like high-budget extravaganzas!) and the acting is so heavy-handed and talentless that it makes actors of most of us (and, to continue the Star Trek references, it makes William Shatner look like Sir Lawrence Olivier).

Really, this film is pointless. It’s just an excuse to see a few boobs bounce (hey, I’m talking about the dancers, here!). It might even be worse than Ed Wood’s own films, if you can imagine that. Utter drivel.

However, if you’re still intrigued enough to want to read more about this train-wreck, feel free to check out the following link: http://www.bleedingskull.com/features/orgydead.html. It pretty much says it all.

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