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A Bucket of Blood

A Bucket of Blood (1959)

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Release Date: Oct 21, 1959 Wide

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A fine example -- perhaps the best available -- of "B"-movie overlord Roger Corman's "Weekend Wonders" from the producer/director's early career (see also the original Little Shop of Horrors), this horror-comedy was also the first of beloved actor Dick Miller's dozen-odd portrayals of the character Walter Paisley. A geeky waiter and busboy at a happening Beatnik café, Walter is intensely jealous of the swinging social lives of the artistic types who hang there. A bizarre twist of fate changes

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Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy

Charles B. Griffith

Jan 25, 2005

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A monolith of lowbrow entertainment from the days when cheap movies could be made and marketed cheaply.

May 5, 2010 Full Review Source: East Bay Express
East Bay Express

One of Corman's best.

January 10, 2006
ColeSmithey.com

Classic Corman camp comedy, with the original Dick Miller performance as Walter Paisley.

February 7, 2003
San Francisco Examiner

A true cult film delight from the 1950s made for all eras.

September 11, 2001 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Audience Reviews for A Bucket of Blood

This is my favourite Corman movie of the fifties, I think. The only film where Dick Miller gets to play the main character too. It's both funny and suspenseful. Plus, it's about beatniks. I love this movie.
November 19, 2010
ajv2688

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pretty funny horror movie thats only like, 30 minutes long. i wouldnt expect this amount of dark humor from something from the 50's. and i dont know what t.v. show that Dick Miller guy was on, but i used to see it
November 23, 2009
LoughnerWasLucid

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A classic Corman film with some fantastic characters bought to life by a great cast. Well worth seeking out, just a shame that the DVD I got is such poor quality, it could do with cleaning up and re-releasing!
September 29, 2009
SirPant

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    1. Maxwell Brock: Walter has a clear mind. One day something will enter it, feel lonely... and leave again.
    – Submitted by Francis L (2 years ago)
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