Thursday, September 29, 2005

Ebay Auction Puts Fans In Picture Of ‘Plan 9’

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – First, Stephen King auctioned off the rights to name a character in one of his novels and now a San Diego-based film company is selling the rights to appear in a 46-year-old cheesy film classic.

Starting today (Sep. 29), Legend Films is holding an eBay auction that gives film geeks the chance to put their photo or name into a colorized version of Plan 9 From Outer Space, the 1959 Ed Wood, Jr. film that many people consider to be the worst movie of all time.

The winning bidders have the choice of having their picture inserted into a picture frame on the bedroom wall of the film’s star, Bela Lugosi, or they can simply have their name – or any other phrase – appear on a tombstone during the movie’s many cemetery scenes.

Company spokesman David Martin admits he doesn’t know how much the rights to appear in a dated bad film will go for but figures there’s a demand since Plan 9 has a devoted cult following among bad film buffs.

The auction ends Wednesday (Oct. 5) and the winner will see his or her mug inserted in to the movie when the film goes on sale starting in December.

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