Saturday, December 10, 2016
"A Bucket of Blood"
A shot from the top of the 3rd street tunnel looking west in Roger Corman's "A Bucket of Blood" (American International Pictures, 1959) gives us a look at the building just west of the tunnel that used to be the Tunnel Theatre, 712 W. 3rd St.
The theatre entrance used to be where that big arch is in the lower center of the frame. Long before the filming it had been converted to a garage. It's been demolished. See a bit more on the Tunnel Theatre in the listing on our Theatres West of Broadway page. Stanley Kubrick gives us a similar view from the top of the tunnel in "The Killing" (United Artists, 1956)
Thanks to GS Jansen for the screenshot on Flickr. It's in his album "Bunker Hill in Movies."
The film, shot in five days, has an all star cast that includes Dick Miller, Barboura Morris and Antony Carbone. Miller plays Walter Paisley, an untalented sculptor who, after covering his landlady's cat in plaster, is acclaimed as a genius. His friends expect even bigger works leading to all sorts of problems. It's also been known as "The Living Dead."
On IMDb: "A Bucket of Blood"