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A Bucket of Blood

Released 1959
Distributor AIP

“Life is an obscure hobo, bumming a ride on the omnibus of art.” The wit and wisdom of writer Charles B. Griffith, Roger Corman’s hipper-than-thou alter-ego, is in even fuller flower here than in his classic followup, “Little Shop of Horrors”, aided immeasurably by Dick Miller’s indelible performance as psychotic busboy Walter Paisley. Charles B. Griffith passed away the week of 9/26/07 at the age of 77, leaving a legacy of brilliantly off-center, if unjustly under-appreciated, satirical comedy.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.