Orgy of the Dead wouldn't be worth anyone's time were it not for its star and screenwriter. The star is the inimitable prognosticator Criswell; the screenwriter is the immortal Ed Wood Jr., adapting his own novel. The King of Wretched Cinema weaves an incredible tale of a writer who decides to spend a night in a cemetery, the better to get into the mood to write a book on necrophiliacs. The writer and his girl friend are overpowered by several zombielike nude ladies (all played by LA strippers). Hero and heroine are tied to posts and subjected to the oratory of Criswell, aka "The Emperor." As if Criswell's ramblings aren't torture enough, the couple is then forced to watch the naked necromancers punish several "sinners" who've been condemned to eternal Darn-ation. The festivities come to an end when the sun rises, reducing Criswell and his followers to dust.
by Hal Erickson synopsis