A Bucket Of Blood

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"Will YOU join his human museum?"
  • NR
  • 1959
  • 1 hr 6 min
  • 6.7  (7,673)

In 1959, director Roger Corman released one of the most bizarre black comedy horror films of all time, "A Bucket of Blood". The film follows the story of Walter Paisley (Dick Miller), a busboy at a café who desperately wants to become an artist. The only problem is that Walter doesn't know how to draw or paint. He's constantly belittled by the other artists at the café, including Carla (Barboura Morris), whom he has a crush on.

One night, while cleaning up a mess, Walter accidentally kills a cat with a sculpture. He becomes obsessed with the idea of making art out of dead things and begins killing people to create his masterpieces. His art suddenly gains recognition from the same group of artists who used to ridicule him.

Walter's killing spree starts with his neighbor's landlady, who he hits on the head with a hammer. He quickly becomes bolder and starts murdering more people, including a beatnik poet and a young sailor. Walter becomes more and more fixated on his art and is willing to do anything to keep it a secret.

The film's dark humor is palpable, and the script is extremely clever. The dialogue is witty and sarcastic, and the actors deliver their lines perfectly. Dick Miller's performance as Walter Paisley is one of the best parts of the movie. He plays the character with an innocence that makes him endearing, even though he's a murderer.

The film's low-budget production values add to its charm. The sets are minimal, and scenes are often shot on soundstages, which give the film a surreal feel. The music is also noteworthy, and it features some of the most bizarre jazz compositions ever heard in a film.

"A Bucket of Blood" is also known for its social commentary. The film satirizes the art world, hipsters, and the counter-culture movement of the time. The film points out the pretentiousness and superficiality of the art scene and uses it to create a scathing criticism of society.

Overall, "A Bucket of Blood" is a must-see for fans of horror and black comedy. It's a film that's ahead of its time and still holds up well today. The story is entertaining, the acting is superb, and the film's message about the nature of art is still relevant today. It's a cult classic that deserves to be rediscovered by a new generation of moviegoers.

A Bucket Of Blood is a 1959 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 6 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

A Bucket Of Blood
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    6.7  (7,673)