Oct. 26, 2008, 6:16 a.m. CST
Dick Miller is the man. He was always underrated and he never got his due. The guy did so much work, it's just ridiculous, he was in so many movies and TV shows, you never knew when the hell he was going to show up! I friggin' miss seeing him around.
Oct. 26, 2008, 7:32 a.m. CST
have it on video somewhere. The moment he unveils that split head man is hilarious, Dick Miller looking kind of sheepish, giving off the vibe of 'will they recognise it's a dead body?' but that look also fits 'will they like my latest artwork?' I remember some arty farty gives Henry Miller a loud mention in the cafe too, they must've all been at that. Yeah, very enjoyable.
Oct. 26, 2008, 7:41 a.m. CST
saw this movie a few years ago and loved every second!
Oct. 26, 2008, 7:44 a.m. CST
About two years ago I was working at a small TV station and "A Bucket of Blood" wound up being a movie that was scheduled for broadcast one Saturday afternoon. I thought it was so hilarious that after it ran and some automated programming kicked in that didn't require supervision, I watched it THREE MORE TIMES during my shift!
Oct. 26, 2008, 8:04 a.m. CST
looks just like him
Oct. 26, 2008, 8:11 a.m. CST
by Mr. Zeddemore
Just one of those fantastic genre character actors. Always meant to watch more Corman stuff, so I'll have to try and keep an eye out for them on the net.
Oct. 26, 2008, 8:20 a.m. CST
by Drunken Rage
The cinematography is great, too-- love that 60's black and white film stock.
Oct. 26, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST
Oct. 26, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST
Stopped at an old pub in Devon or was it Cornwall called 'The Bucket of Blood'!!! Pub sign was a severed head in a 'bucket of blood!' Had more than an American Werewolf vibe! lol! inside the ceiling was too low for normal humans and sloped lower towards the bar. The young guy pulling real Bloody ales had a permanent crick in his neck coz he was over six foot tall! was comical! and scary and weird!
Oct. 26, 2008, 12:01 p.m. CST
Saw this recently for the first time. Its satire on art-commerce relationships is much smarter and sly than probably most give it credit. Even Quint's summary reminded me of how deliciously wicked it is. After watching Bloody Mama the other night, and thinking it was quite good, I've come around to the point of view that Corman is an under appreciated director whose body of work should be given more serious consideration.<p> I'd actually seen the Anthony Michael Hall version before the original, sometime back in the 90s, and realized later why the original seem so familiar. I rewatched the remake not long ago as well. The two versions stack up well against each other, though I give the edge to the original. The ’95 version isn’t on DVD. But it will pop up on cable every so often. Fire up those DVRs.
Oct. 26, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST
I got it as a blind buy simply on the strength of Miller being in it. Sounds like it's time to rip off the shrink wrap and watch this sucker.
Oct. 26, 2008, 12:24 p.m. CST
I would love to see it make this site... I'm sure you have your list picked out but any fan of shitty horror needs to see "canadian rock god" Jon Mikl Thor take on the devil in quite possibly the WORST horror/rock and roll movie ever. Good luck on finding it. Youtube it for some gems though... but if you do the "surprise" at the end will be ruined... better to just watch it and sit back in oily muscled rock and roll awe.
Oct. 26, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST
... also goes by the title "Death Artist." You can find used VHS versions online.
Oct. 26, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST
actually true that the king of b movies himself had done this film and had completed the film with just 50,000 bucks and in just 5 days (though not as a bet as many think) Not to say it was his fastest that feat goes to jack Nicholsons Little shop of horrors being done in a remarkable 2 days and with just 30,000 dollars.the films release was delayed for a year though due to trouble finding distribution since some people thought it was anti-semitic. Roger Cormon is the man. love bucket of blood. its pretty hilarious.
Oct. 26, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
When I was in the single digits we only had two Tv channels. When an ABC affiliate came to down on channel 13 they gave out "I'm a Triakiadekaphile buttons, meaning "I like thirteen". Their original programming included a bizarre kids show called Uncle Johnny's Workshop - Uncle Johnny's sidekicks were a mute guy in a bad bald cap called the tooth Fairy and a talking furnace named Betty.<p>They had the good taste to air a Saturday night horror movie - sometimes with a shoror host, sometimes without. They had the Universal Frankenstein, Wolfman, Mummy classics. "The Tingler" made me afraid of the dark for years. And they had "A bucket Of blood" and "Little Shop Of Horrors" in frequent rotation. Sometimes my dad would come home from the bar early on Saturday night and we'd have a pizza and watch the horror movies, and those two Cormen flicks were his favorites. Little Shop's "Fee-ee-eed Me!" was our occasional dinner time catch phrase for years.<p>Quint's admiration for Dick Miller is well justified, but he neglected to mention one of the stranger bits of casting - well, odd from the point of view of anyone around in the '70s. Game Show hosst, frequent Love Boat passenger and Fantasy island visiter Bert Convy has a small role as one of the beatnik coffee shop patrons. Imagine watching some old movie and seeing Simon cowell or Anne Robinson pop up in a bit part. Hmm, actually, I suppose the new crop of kids who know Howie Mandel from "Deal" will get that off of his old stuff.
Oct. 26, 2008, 2:19 p.m. CST
I love that the bucket makes sure to point out that it's filled with "REAL" blood.
Oct. 26, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST
Republican propaganda, I tells ya! ;-)<p> </p>Thanks for inspiring me to rewatch this little piece of Corman class. While I don't think Hollywood ever quite got beatniks (check out Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face), I still think the results were uniformly hilarious whenever they tried (in a good way, baby!).<p> </p>You've GOT to get around to reviewing Corman's The Trip on here at some point. Hell, review it tomorrow. It's not technically a "horror movie," per se, but it's probably more horrifying than any of the movies you've reviewed thus far (in more ways than one)!
Oct. 26, 2008, 3:02 p.m. CST
Of MADTv fame(?).
Oct. 26, 2008, 11 p.m. CST
The love interest in this hilarious film is Barboura Morris, who's on my short list of 50s B-movie super-hotties, along with Marie Windsor, Georgianna Carter and Dawn Bender. I also recommend this movie for the merciless skewering of beat poetry -- probably the only time the "beatnik" (a perjorative term coined by Life magazine) scene of the time was accurately satirized. And Dick Miller rules forever.
Oct. 26, 2008, 11:33 p.m. CST
After all, he wrote this screenplay, as well as the original "Little Shop of Horrors" screenplay. Give him his props, would you?