Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959), written, produced and directed by Edward D. Wood Jr.

Inept aliens attempt to invade Earth by creating zombies which will...well, that part is unclear. As is the lecture about the Sun being like a bucket of gasoline.

This is pretty watchable if you've just seen Ed Wood (1994) and know the actors and backstory of making the film. It helps to turn on the subtitle fact track, and you can always listen to the feeble humor audio commentary by the famous Mike Nelson.

A couple of well-known faces: Gregory Walcott (as pilot Jeff Trent) did a lot of TV and some movies; he was in Ed Wood (1994). I remember him from The Eiger Sanction (1975) and Prime Cut (1972). Lyle Talbot (the single-scene General) has 323 acting credits in the IMDB.

The Legend Films Blu-ray has both restored (?) b&w and a colorized version. It's under $10.