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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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Jhean Burton ...
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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 | dead cat | busboy | artist | money | See more »

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A Comedy of Errors! A Comedy of Terrors! 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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Trivia

Director Roger Corman and writer Charles B. Griffith went to coffeehouses on the Sunset Strip to do 'research' for the beatnik characters they would create for this film. See more »

Goofs

When the club owner knocks over the cat statue he notices the fur sticking out on the side. When he picks up the cat again the fur is gone. See more »

Quotes

Maxwell H. Brock: To be uncreative you might as well be in your grave... or in the Army.
Walter Paisley: [Looking slightly puzzled, and amused] They tried to draft me once. I couldn't pass the test.
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The Ballad of Tim Evans
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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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