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Screenplays by Ed Wood

Ed Wood (Edward Davis Wood, Jr., 1924–1978), was an American film director and screenwriter, who created low-budget science fiction and horror films which eventually gave him cult status. He penned several screenplays that encapsulate his unique blend of campy charm and unconventional storytelling. His screenplays often navigate the realms of science fiction, horror, and exploitation with an unabashed enthusiasm that resonates with audiences decades later. With creations such as Plan 9 from Outer Space (declared 'the worst movie of all time' in the Golden Turkey Awards) and Bride of the Monster, Wood's scripts are characterised by their audacious plots, colourful characters, and infamous dialogue. Despite facing criticism for their low-budget aesthetics and perceived lack of technical prowess, his screenplays endure as testaments to his singular vision and unyielding passion for filmmaking, garnering a devoted following among fans of the 'so-bad-it's-good' genre.


Ed Wood directed films

 
Year 
Title
Other Titles
Director 
Length1
1948 The Streets of Laredo Crossroads of Laredo Edward D. Wood, Jr.

23

1951 The Sun Was Setting   The Sun Also Sets
Edward D. Wood, Jr.

20

1953 Boots  
Edward D. Wood, Jr.

25

1953 Crossroad Avenger The Adventures of the Tucson Kid Edward D. Wood, Jr.

50/24

1953 Glen or Glenda? He or She; I Changed My Sex; I Led 2 Lives; The Transvestite Edward D. Wood, Jr.

74/68/65/61

1954 The Lawless Rider2   Yakima Canutt

62

1954 Jail Bait3 Hidden Face Edward D. Wood, Jr.

72

1956 Bride of the Monster3 Bride of the Atom; Monster of the Marshes; The Atomic Monster
Edward D. Wood, Jr.

68

1956 The Violent Years Female; Girl Gang Terrorists; Teenage Girl Gang  William M. Morgan

65/58

1957 The Final Curtain   Edward D. Wood, Jr.

20

1957 The Night the Banshee Cried  
 
Edward D. Wood, Jr.

22

1958

The Bride and the Beast

Queen of the Gorillas
Adrian Weiss

78

1959 Revenge of the Virgins5  
Peter Perry, Jr.

53

1959
Plan 9 from Outer Space Grave Robbers from Outer Space
Edward D. Wood, Jr.

79

1959 Night of the Ghouls5 Dr. Acula; Revenge of the Dead

Edward D. Wood, Jr.

70

1960 The Sinister Urge Hellborn; Rock & Roll Hell; The Young and the Immoral

Edward D. Wood, Jr.
(as E.D. Wood)

76

1962 Married Too Young6 I Married Too Young George Moskov;
Edward D. Wood, Jr.6

76

1963
Shotgun Wedding7
 

Boris L. Petroff

62

1965 Orgy of the Dead5 A.C. Stephen’s Orgy of the Dead; Orgy of the Vampires 
Stephen Apostolof
(as A.C. Stephen)

92/82

1969

Gun Runners  
Donald A. Davis
 
1969 The Love Feast3,6 Pretty Models All in a Row; The Photographer 
Joseph F. Robertson

59/63

1969 One Million AC/DC8  
Ed De Priest

65

1969

Operation Redlight5  
Don Doyle

90

1970 Excited8  
Edward D. Wood, Jr.8

53

1970 Take It Out in Trade  
Edward D. Wood, Jr.

80

1970 The Double Garden The Devil Garden; The Revenge of Doctor X; Venus Flytrap 
Kenneth G. Crane

94

1971 The Only House  
Edward D. Wood, Jr.

60

1971 Necromania: A Tale of Weird Love6 Necromania Edward D. Wood, Jr.
(as Don Miller)

54/51

1972 The Class Reunion3   Stephen Apostolof
(as A.C. Stephen)

90/83

1972 Drop-Out Wife3 Pleasure Unlimited Stephen Apostolof
(as A.C. Stephen)

94/82

1972 The Undergraduate   Jacques Descent

68

1972 The Snow Bunnies3   Stephen Apostolof
(as A.C. Stephen)

 

1974 Fugitive Girls3 Five Loose Women; Hot on the Trail; Women’s Penitentiary VIII 
Stephen Apostolof
(as A.C. Stephen)

92/84

1976 The Cocktail Hostesses3   Stephen Apostolof
(as A.C. Stephen)

80

1976 The Beach Bunnies3
Red, Hot and Sexy; Sun Bunnies 
Stephen Apostolof

90

1978 Hot Ice3   Stephen Apostolof

94



Notes

1. Running time in minutes
2. Credited as Johnny Carpenter
3. Co-wrote screenplay
4. Credited as Peter La Roche
5. From his novel
6. Uncredited
7. Credited as Larry Lee
8. Credited as Akdon Telmig. Usually omitted from other lists


Source: R. Craig. Ed Wood, Mad Genius: A Critical Study of the Films. North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2009.


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