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A Bucket of Blood (1995)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Thriller  |  12 September 1995 (USA)
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Walter Paisley, a busboy at a cappuccino bar called the Jabberjaw, is praised as a genius after he kills his landlady's cat and covers it in plaster. Pressured to produce more work, he goes after bigger subjects.


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A talentless artist accidently kills a cat and covers it up in plaster. He then sells it as a statue, and starts gaining the respect of the snobby group of artist that used to ridicule him. But now he has to come up with more and more statues, so he starts to kill humans and cover them up... Written by Parca Mortem <>

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Rated R for violence and some nudity




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12 September 1995 (USA)  »

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dead on!
17 February 2003 | by (texas) – See all my reviews

This is a highly enjoyable remake!I haven't seen the 1959 original but plan to after seeing this!A very funny tale of an untalented artist who finds success after killing some folks and covering their bodies in plaster.Yes,it IS a comedy,though cut from the blackest cloth.The pretentious art world also gets a good skewering in the coolest John Waters fashion.Mink Stole is in this too.

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