Los Angeles Times - 05/01/1996
"...THE HAUNTED WORLD abounds with affectionate insights into Wood..."
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How could it be that Ed Wood, Jr., the young man who wore a woman's bra and panties at the Battle of Tarawa in World War II, went on to become the Orson Welles of low-budget films? Through film clips, still photos and extensive interviews with the bizarre cadre of actors, ministers and girlfriends who were involved in such projects as Woods' Plan 9 from Outer Space and Glen or Glenda?, this feature film explores the man and the cult legend that has sprung up since his death. Wood's status as the Worst Filmmaker of All Time has brought him posthumous acclaim in both the film and art worlds - a recognition hardly imaginable to the man who died penniless and unknown in the late 1970s.
Ed Wood, since Tim Burton's biopic of the same name, has become the phenomenon that he always hoped he would be during his lifetime. Wood has become known as the worst movie director of all time and this documentary takes a comprehensive look back at his career and life. Featuring interviews with almost all of his stock company and many of the people who funded his films, THE HAUNTED WORLD paints an astonishing picture of a man very similar to the one portrayed in Burton's film. The film also features previously unseen film clips such as Wood's first television commercial (which never aired) and his first film, a western called THE CROSSROADS OF LAREDO. A remarkably in-depth and insightful documentary, THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EDWARD D. WOOD, JR. is a tremendously entertaining trip back in time to the world of one of the strangest men ever to get behind the camera.
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