In 1996, Reverend Steve Galindo of Seminole, Oklahoma, created a legally recognized religion with Ed Wood, who was posthumously awarded the Golden Turkey Award for Worst Director of All Time, as its official savior. Originally meant as a joke, the Church of Ed Wood now boasts a congregation over 3,000 followers. Woodites, as the church members are referred to, celebrate Woodmas on October 10, which is Wood’s birthday. A number of parties and concerts are held throughout the world in celebration of Woodmas each year. Wood is known for directing such low budget films as Glen or Glenda 1953), Jail Bait (1954), Bride of the Monster (1956) and Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957).