Bucket of Blood, A (1959, USA) B&W-66m. ** D: Roger Corman. Starring Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Anotny Carbone, Julian Burton, Ed Nelson. Roger Corman classic about a nerdish busboy and would-be artist Miller, who accidentally kills a cat and makes a clay sculpture with it. When the local art scene finds his work excellent, he moves on to bigger things - humans. Interesting to watch at times, but as a horror film it is much too tame and unexciting. Captures the spirit of the Beat Generation, but that might mean nothing to you. Some people consider this a spoof of HOUSE OF WAX (1953).


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