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A Bucket of Blood (1959)

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A frustrated and talentless artist finds acclaim for a plaster covered dead cat that is mistaken as a skillful statuette. Soon the desire for more praise leads to an increasingly deadly series of works.

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John Herman Shaner ...
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Lou Raby (as Burt Convy)
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Bruno VeSota ...
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Sylvia (as Lynne Storey)
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Walter Paisley, nerdy busboy at a Bohemian café, is jealous of the talent (and popularity) of its various artistic regulars. But after accidentally killing his landlady's cat and covering the body in plaster to hide the evidence, he is acclaimed as a brilliant sculptor - but his new-found friends want to see more of his work. Lacking any artistic talent whatsoever, Walter has to resort to similar methods to produce new work, and soon people start mysteriously disappearing... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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cat | artist | busboy | dead cat | sculptor | See more »

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A new dimension in horror! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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21 October 1959 (USA)  »

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The Living Dead  »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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The films origin came about when American International Pictures approached Roger Corman to direct a horror film for them but only alloted a small budget and an extremely limited schedule. Corman took the challenge, but wasn't interested in directing a traditional horror film, so he and screenwriter Charles B. Griffith came up with the concept of creating a black comedy instead. See more »

Goofs

In the 39th minute Alice mouths several words to conclude her conversation, but there is no sound at all to match this. See more »

Quotes

Walter Paisley: Be a nose! Be a nose!
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A Hep Cat Hollowcast.
23 August 2002 | by (Seattle, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Daddy O, this is with out a doubt the coolest horror film with beatniks that has ever been produced, one viewing and you'll be pulling your bongos outa the closet and throwing paint at the wall. Beatniks, coffee, art, murder and a Paul Horn soundtrack, It's Crazy Man.


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