Oct. 25, 2008, 5 a.m. CST
by Charlie & Tex
What took you so long, Quint? ;)
Oct. 25, 2008, 5:30 a.m. CST
One of my favorites! Bucket of Blood is a pretty funny flick. I went into it with my tongue firmly in my cheek and had on okay time with it. Gotta love Corman though!
Oct. 25, 2008, 5:33 a.m. CST
I love Dead & Buried, and I agree, Jack Albertson was absolutely superb in this film, it's a shame he never got much credit at the time for it. O'Bannon, Winston, Albertson, Englund - pure 80's cult horror awesomeness.
Oct. 25, 2008, 5:49 a.m. CST
the face reconstruction sequence is the most scariest sfx scene I've ever seen. I had nightmares for weeks.
Oct. 25, 2008, 6:15 a.m. CST
It just has some brillant moments, like the scene in the car wreck or the hospital, that make it memorable.
Oct. 25, 2008, 6:27 a.m. CST
by the upside-down-semi-skeletal-horrifically-burned photographer... when his jaw opens and that blood-curdling scream.. yagh
Oct. 25, 2008, 6:31 a.m. CST
I hope Legend of Hell House is on your to-watch list
Oct. 25, 2008, 6:37 a.m. CST
It would be if I hadn't seen it before. Speaking of blood-curdling screams... Roddy McDowell lets a good one rip in that one!
Oct. 25, 2008, 7:32 a.m. CST
NO SHIT! When he turns the head and the eyeball is missing...holy crap!
Oct. 25, 2008, 7:41 a.m. CST
He was a good director who did some under rated genre work; the London tube horror Death Line "Mind the doors.", Rutger Hauer action flick Wanted Dead Or Alive, excellent seedy Vice Squad, and the totally messed up teen and serial killer "romance" Lisa are all worth checking out. He had a nightmare experience directing Poltergeist III - you can find his account on the net. Dead And Buried may have its faults, to me it plays like a slick US take on what folk like Fulci were doing at the time, an interesting premise and setting, set piece murders. Certainly better to what passes for horror these days.
Oct. 25, 2008, 7:45 a.m. CST
by spud mcspud
That doesn't skimp on the characterisation (in fact is stronger for it) and has some awesome sick moments (the photographer's not dead! the eye-stab!!!)<P> Classic movie. It may well be all downhill from here, Quint.
Oct. 25, 2008, 8:06 a.m. CST
No mention of her? Granted, she doesn't do much for the movie. Kinda drags it down with Farentino. Then again, maybe she's supposed to be a bland, flawless wife. She looks a little more excited on the filmed sex scene. And they never really explain the townsfolk's obsessions with cameras, do they...?
Oct. 25, 2008, 8:27 a.m. CST
And Melody Anderson is hot as balls in this flick... and dead. Yeah.
Oct. 25, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST
I bought the dvd a few years back based on the cover alone, and I really lucked out. They'll probably remake it.
Oct. 25, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST
My wife thinks I'm crazy for loving this movie, but I think it's damn great. Awesome review, man.
Oct. 25, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST
But this recommendations this film is receiving, makes me sit up and take note.
Oct. 25, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST
It's Saturday afternoon and I've got my old sock and Astroglide next to me. So where's this week's ScriptGirl show???
Oct. 25, 2008, 3:52 p.m. CST
Yeah, fan fic. Where would you be without it.<p> Back on subject. I read this book a very long time ago.<br> On the cover it said *Soon to be a major motion picture*<p> had that guy from that show in it<p> So I heard.<p> Never did see the movie<br> Not for rent around here.<p> Wonder why...
Oct. 25, 2008, 4:16 p.m. CST
by Yotz Von Frelnik
Yow, that's how it looked when I first skimmed over it!
Oct. 25, 2008, 5:02 p.m. CST
this is one of the original video nasties of banned horror flicks deemed too violent or sexual (usually both) . Love these horror movies.granted there is alot of crap in the list but its some of the holy grail for us gore hounds. by the way...love bucket of blood. its pretty funny. and in my opinion its Roger Cormans best work. then of course little shop of horrors.
Oct. 25, 2008, 5:30 p.m. CST
I've been wanting to see this movie for a while. Need to find a copy, fergot about it.
Oct. 25, 2008, 8:02 p.m. CST
The photographer's incinerated cadaver suddenly screams; scared the hell out of the audience. Evidently, there was quite a bit of post-production shooting (in the novel, the visiting couple and their toddler offspring survive; it's cleverly ambiguous in the film). Lisa Blount was a hotty, a future seemed certain (ditto Melody Anderson, whose career eroded after FLASH GORDON); what happened? The operative word is creepy. Dick Miller is one of the great character actors of the 20th century; Joe Dante doesn't make a movie without him. Miller's characters are often christened "Walter Paisley" (the moniker of his BUCKET OF BLOOD character). Not unlike Christopher Lee, he's hired by the geeks who grew up with his movies. He never disappoints (favorites include everything from THE HOWLING to a couple of TAXI episodes).
Oct. 25, 2008, 8:12 p.m. CST
I grew up in St. Louis in the 70's Every year, for a few years there, KISS played Kiel. <p> For a season, me and some friends hung out at South Twin drive in.<p> Saw a lot of really bad movies at a really good price<p> We were 16 - 17 and legal to drive<br> And had a whole case of beer for the six of us. (we were meeting friend there aqnd we were holdin)<p> So watching a movie, gotta take a piss.<p> Taking a leak in a drive in bathroom.<p> guy next to me. ckeck him out<br> He's totally decked out as a KISS dude.<p> Woke up in the pasenger seat of a 67 mustang (my buddies car)<p> Light hit my eyes *aaaaaah* *pain*<<br> Friend hears me, he wakes up and makes noise *aaaaaaah* *more pain*<p> Open the door and step into a sea of beer cans. Lots of noise. *aaaaaah* *more pain*<p> Look around, we're the only car on a double drive in and its mid day.<p> We got to get out of here!<p> 2 car doors slam 2 guys go *ahhhhhhh*<p> and we're on the rode. long drive home. longer for his, he's got to drop me off.<p> He had a really great car, it had an FM converter. Good music, tuned to KSHE (turned down really low that day)<p> The ride home. My friend is throwing me looks.<p> I go *wherer'd all those beer cans come from*<p> 3 really scary words<p> *You don't remember?* <p> He goes, *you disapeard for awhile and you came back with KISS*.<p> Me *What?*<p> him: *you were singing and dancing with them, No they were singing and dancing with you*<p> me: *What?*<p> Him: * you were a fucking god*<p> Me: *what?*<p> You see where this is going<p> I have no proof<br> And unless the guys in KISS say they partied out at South Twin Drive In 75 - 76<br> I'm just making honking noises with my nose<p> Too Strange fo fiction?<br> You decide
Oct. 25, 2008, 8:14 p.m. CST
something ate my post
Oct. 25, 2008, 8:26 p.m. CST
by Dr Eric Vornoff
I went out and bought REC and Wait Until Dark today (the latter on your recommendation). Bucket of Blood and Little Shop of Horrors were not shot simultaneously. Horrors came (shortly) after and is a semi-remake of Bucket with added man-eating-alien-plant. Both are great but Bucket's brilliant take-off on the Beatnik scene along with Miller's awesome performance give it the edge. Both films were written by the great Charles B. Griffith.
Oct. 25, 2008, 11:56 p.m. CST
I saw this back in 1982 on cable, and was laughing at how bad the makeup effects were for the face acid burn part. I was into idolizing the make up greats back then when Fangoria was really cool. I wanted to do make up effects and looked up to Smith, Baker, Bottin, Reardon, Burman, etc. I dismissed Stan Winston that day because of that. I mean all I knew other than that was Heartbeeps. It's good to know he wasn't respsonsible for that unintentionally hilarious moment. the movie's bad though...
Oct. 26, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST
...I'm surprised that you didn't mention that the big twist in this film was horribly similar to one in a film directed by a particular M. Night Shyamalan. I loved every frame of this film, but I wish I hadn't seen that other one first. Still, this film makes it very strange for me to view Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory anymore. But in a wonderful way.
Oct. 26, 2008, 11:21 a.m. CST
Every time I see "A movie a day" it's just sad. It's like saying , I have so little going on in my life that I can spend up to 3+ hours/day watching and writing movie reviews. Crack a window man, read a book, play outside.