Night Of The Ghouls (1959)


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Title: Night Of The Ghouls
CinemaBandits Title: LAPD - "Hey, I Think My Gun-Thingy Went Off Again!"

CinemaBandits Review: A sinister plot is afoot deep in the wilderness surrounding Los Angeles! What's that you say... There is no wilderness surrounding Los Angeles?!?
Well, I'm afraid you're going to need to suspend a little more disbelief in order to watch this bad burrito from legendary director Ed Wood.

The movie centers around the LAPD's investigation of a corrupt 'medium'. I know... I know... A corrupt 'medium'? How can that be?!? You see, back in the 50's, Hollywood was not the socially responsible entity it is today. It regularly sensationalized some of the finest, most respectable lines of work... just to make a buck. Thank the Lord those days are behind us. Although, it probably took years for the 'medium' profession to regain the high reputation it enjoys today.

But the real subject of this celluloid masterpiece is the LAPD and it's operational procedures: Not knowing how to shoot a gun... Peeking over the dash of your squad car... Being frightened out of your pants by ghosts... Really, as far as I can tell, the LAPD brass got a hold of every episode of The Andy Griffith Show... studied Barney Fife's technique... and then wrote the LAPD's handbook for new recruits.

You know, it's eery... If you were to substitute the name "OJ Simpson" everywhere it said "Dr. Acula" in the script, you'd have the whole OJ fiasco all over again... right down to the mishandling of the DNA! (except, of course, in the movie the DNA is represented by a super-scary flying trumpet) The similarities are unnerving.

Ed Wood's Plan 9 From Outer Space, big brother to this red-haired stepchild, may get all the pub... but don't be fooled. This stinky burrito is a classic.

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