A Bucket of Blood script
Synopsis: Nerdy Walter Paisley (Dick Miller), a maladroit busboy at a beatnik café who doesn't fit in with the cool scene around him, attempts to woo his beautiful co-worker, Carla (Barboura Morris), by making a bust of her. When his klutziness results in the death of his landlady's cat, he panics and hides its body under a layer of plaster. But when Carla and her friends enthuse over the resulting artwork, Walter decides to create some bigger and more elaborate pieces using the same artistic process.

Walter slinks away - Leonard gets close to Carla, very close, all

the time admiring her head shot -

LEONARD:

Ah, your new head shot...

(Beat)

I like it, very much...

CARLA:

Do you have to be so cold to him?

Leonard smiles, and strokes Carla's hair -

Walter watches this, the turns and walks away -

At the entrance of the club stands LOU, a man in a designer suit, no

tie - he scans the room as Walter passes him -

LOU:

How ya doin'?

WALTER:

Uh, hi.

Walter slinks away, and Lou looks around some more -

Art sees Lou -

Lou subtly gestures to Art and heads into the club -

Art gets up, addressing the two girls -

ART:

I'm out of here.

Art and Lou head toward the MEN'S ROOM -

INT MEN'S ROOM - NIGHT

Art and Lou check the stalls to see the room is empty -

ART:

Alright we're clear.

LOU:

Anything new?

ART:

Not really. One girl who fit the

descrip came in, kinda skinny, brunette,

didn't see much changing hands.

LOU:

Is the manager cooperating?

ART:

Yeah, he's keeping an eye out, said

he'd call us if he sees anything.

That's about it for tonight.

LOU:

Alright I got you, man. It's my

turn for freak patrol.

ART:

You know it.

(Beat)

I'm out of here.

Art heads out, and Lou checks himself in the mirror -

INT JABBERJAW - NIGHT

Maxwell sits at a table with Carla, MAYOLIA, a skinny yet buxom

woman, and CHARLIE, a long-haired hanger-on - Maxwell is looking at

Carla's head shot -

CARLA:

So, do you like it?

MAXWELL:

(bored)

It's perfectly adequate, as far

as those type of things go...

Walter approaches, with a tray of glasses in his hand -

MAXWELL:

(changing subject)

I don't think anyone gets what

I said, their blank faces staring,

mute, unfeeling -

WALTER:

I liked it very much Mr. Brock.

I liked it very much.

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Charles B. Griffith

Charles Byron Griffith (September 23, 1930 – September 28, 2007) was a Chicago-born screenwriter, actor and film director, son of Donna Dameral, radio star of Myrt and Marge. along with Charles' grandmother, Myrtle Vail, and was best known for writing Roger Corman productions such as A Bucket of Blood (1959), The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), and Death Race 2000 (1975). more…

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