Beach Blanket Bloodbath (1985) - The Hunt for Edward D. Wood, Jr.
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Original Poster

(1985)

Beach Blanket Bloodbath

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Directed by Fred Olen Ray
Written by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Wood regulars
none.

Additional cast
Forrest J. Ackerman
Bobbie Bresee
Martin Nicholas
David O'Hara
Susan Stokey
Dawn Wildsmith

Plot (Such as it is. -ed.)
Bibi is being held captive by three mad scientists, the leader of whom is her own sister. Bibi's sister plans to remove half of Bibi's brain, an operation Bibi thinks will be obvious to her friends at school. The scientists are not so sure. Finally, Surfer Bob and a butch biker chick rescue Bibi and make their escape.
'Wood'-ness
In 1978, Fred Olen Ray commisioned a script from Ed for a film called Beach Blanket Bloodbath. Unfortunately, Ed died without having finished the script and the film was never made. In 1985, however, Ray shot some test footage on the standing sets for his film Star Slammer, utilizing the cast and crew of that film.

The only extant scene (running less than four minutes) shows some sparks of Ed's style, but with intentional humor, instead of Ed's usual accidental humor.

Extremely fun, but for collector's only.
Best Line
"We'll go to the beach! They'll never look for us there!" - Surfer Bob
File Under
Comedy, Posthumous, Sci-Fi

VIDEO RELEASES

BEACH BLANKET BLOODBATH

This film was never actually produced, therefore it was never released. Some test footage, however, was shot and was first shown in the Rhino release Ed Wood: Look Back In Angora.

The new DVD release of The Bride and the Beast from Fred Olen Ray's Retromedia, however, contains all of the footage shot, and is therefore the one place where you can get this 'film' in its entirety.
The Bride and the Beast (featuring footage of Beach Blanket Bloodbath)This is the DVD release of The Bride and the Beast from Retromedia, which has all the footage shot for Beach Blanket Bloodbath.

PROS: Low price. Additional Ed-related extras.
CONS: Not carried by all stores.


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