The Terror

July 31, 2017 at 12:29 am (5 Heads, Terror, The) (, , , , , , , , )

The Terror – 1963 – United States

1806: A French army officer named Andre is separated from his regiment. Wandering France’s coastal wilderness, he encounters a beautiful woman named Helene. She mysteriously vanishes and he scours the countryside for her. Entering an old witch’s secluded hut, Andre asks about Helene. The witch suspiciously denies the mysterious woman’s existence. Later, Andre comes upon the decrepit castle of Baron von Leppe. The melancholy baron knows of Helene and believes she is the ghost of his wife. He regretfully describes how he killed her after a jealous tiff twenty years ago. Andre, obsessed with Helene, refuses to believe she is dead. Despite the witch’s and baron’s efforts to stop him, he investigates further and uncovers the dark history of Castle von Leppe. By the film’s end, the castle is destroyed in a flood, the baron drowns, the witch is struck by lightning, and Helene’s face melts off.

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A Bucket of Blood

January 14, 2012 at 6:22 pm (7 Heads, Bucket of Blood) (, , , , )

A Bucket of Blood – 1959 – United States

A Bucket of Blood, with The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) and Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961), forms a trilogy of horror/comedy collaborations between director/producer Roger Corman and writer Charles B. Griffith. A Bucket of Blood stars the prolific Dick Miller whose 175 acting credits include early Corman flicks: It Conquered the World (1956), Not of this Earth (1957), War of the Satellites (1958), and The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), and later blockbusters: Gremlins (1984), The Terminator (1984), and Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990). Miller’s A Bucket of Blood character is Walter Paisley, a name appearing in other Dick Miller appearances like Hollywood Boulevard (1976), The Howling (1981), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), Chopping Mall (1986), Night of the Creeps (1986) as “Walt”, and Shake, Rattle, and Rock! (1994) as “Officer Paisley”.

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