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Walter Paisley is a bit of a square and he very much envies the hip beatniks he sees at the club where he works as a busboy. Walter has dreams of being an artist but has no talent. He tries sculpture but has little success until he finds a unique way of capturing vivid images of a dead cat, a dying man and a sexy model. His employer soon figures out exactly what Walter is up to but when his work becomes a hit, would rather have the money.
A Comedy of Errors! A Comedy of Terrors!
Title: Bucket Of Blood, A
Release Date: October 21, 1959
Runtime: 66 mins
All Genres: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 6.8
Buried.com Rating: 7.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Dick Miller ...Walter Paisley
Barboura Morris ...Carla
Antony Carbone ...Leonard de Santis
Julian Burton ...Maxwell H. Brock
Ed Nelson ...Art Lacroix
John Brinkley ...Will
John Herman Shaner ...Oscar (as John Shaner)
Judy Bamber ...Alice
Myrtle Vail ...Mrs. Swickert (as Myrtle Damerel)
Bert Convy ...Lou Raby (as Burt Convy)
Jhean Burton ...Naolia
Bruno VeSota ...Art Collector (as Bruno Ve Soto)
Lynn Storey ...Sylvia (as Lynne Storey)
Alex Hassilev ...Guitar Player
Paul Horn ...Beatnik Saxophonist
Kenner G. Kemp ...Art Exhibit Patron
Jeffrey Sayre ...Art Exhibit Patron
Charles B. Griffith
"The Ballad of Tim Evans"
More Movie Taglines:
- A Comedy of Errors! A Comedy of Terrors!
- The Picture That'll Make You... sick sick SICK with Laughter!
- You'll be sick
- from laughing!
- Will YOU join his human museum?
- You'll be sick, sick, sick
- from laughing!
- A new dimension in horror!
- Inside every artist... Lurks a mad man!
- Beatnik Hustler: I saw a statue once. It was called, "the third time Phyllis saw me, she exploded." Beatnik Hustler's Partner: Man, what kind of statue was that? Beatnik Hustler: I dunno, it was made out of driftwood and dipped in fluoric acid. Very wild.
Walter Paisley: I didn't mean to hurt you, Lou. But if you'd have shot me, you'd be moppin' up my blood now.
Maxwell H. Brock: Life is an obscure hobo, bumming a ride on the omnibus of art.
Maxwell H. Brock: Where are John, Joe, Jake, Jim, jerk? Dead, dead, dead! They were not born, before they were born, they were not born. Where are Leonardo, Rembrandt, Ludwig? Alive! Alive! Alive! They were born!
Alice: You could use a little more heat around this place...! Walter Paisley: It's bad for the clay! You'll get used to it!
- At the time of its original release there was a promotion in the newspaper's movie section advertisements that made the offer, "If You Bring In A Bucket Of Blood To Your Local Theater's Management (Or Ticket Booth), You Will Be Given One Free Admission."
The line about how "artist" Walter Paisley "knows his anatomy" is apparently a nod to the similar themed House of Wax (1953) which used the same line about Vincent Price's character. Of course, a year later, Vincent Price became Roger Corman's favourite star.
The guitar player (and singer) at the night club is Alex Hassilev, who was soon to form the popular folk trio The Limeliters with Louis Gottlieb and Glenn Yarbrough.
Julian Burton is reported to have actually written the entire 'Life is a bum' poem himself, taking care to make the poem imitate- and yet parody- 'beatnik' art at the same time.
When preview audiences saw Maxwell arrive in a tuxedo and sandals, it caused them to chuckle because it seemed so appropriate to the character...however, it was actually because Julian Burton had swollen feet due to wearing the sandals constantly and had no choice.
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Rating: 7.8 out of 10.0 - 70 votes cast total