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A Bucket of Blood (1995)

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.

Director:

Michael McDonald (as Michael James McDonald)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Michael Hall ... Walter
Justine Bateman ... Carla
Shadoe Stevens Shadoe Stevens ... Maxwell
Sam Lloyd ... Leonard
Jesse D. Goins ... Art
Kin Shriner ... Lou
Sheila Travis Sheila Travis ... Mayolia
David Cross ... Charlie
Victor Wilson Victor Wilson ... Cuff
Patrick Bristow ... Link
Paul Bartel ... Older Man
Mink Stole ... Older Woman
Julianna McCarthy Julianna McCarthy ... Mrs. Swicker
Will Ferrell ... Young Man
Alan Sues ... Art Buyer
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Storyline

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 <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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Rated R for violence and some nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Walter See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Will Ferrell's television film debut. See more »

Quotes

Art: You don't even remember your own poems - that's so... Goethe
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Remake of A Bucket of Blood (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Real Cool Rocket
Written & Performed by The Dave And Deke Combo
Published by Roger's Little Shop of Music (BMI)
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Excellent, Dark Comedy.
23 January 2019 | by RatedVforVinnySee all my reviews

I actually prefer this to the original film, dark, witty and very well acted indeed. Not sure why such a low score on here but I can really recommend this one for sure. AKA 'Dark Secrets' is really as 'Out There' as some of the wacky characters, that are showcased in the art club. About halfway through there is a rather brilliant song (played on an acoustic guitar). Great for a TV movie and presented by the great Roger Corman.


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