Bucket of Blood & Attack of the Giants Leeches [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Get £1 Off Amazon Video*
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Fat slob Dave (Bruno VeSota) catches his wife Liz on the very edge of the swamp fooling around with his best friend Cal (Michael Emmet). So Dave scares them off into the swamp with a shotgun. And you guessed it. They too become leehcie- aided.
Against the advice of the local game warden (Ken Clark) the local Doc Greyson (Tyler McVey) decides to use dynamite to sort this out. What will he find?
Mean time through the whole movie Liz Walker (Yvette Vickers) keeps hanging around near the leeches and you just know she needs to be eaten or at least sucked.
The Killer Shrews
Ken Clark plays the game warden who answers his door exposing his blond hairy chest. The leeches look like men in cheap rubber suits. They keep their prey alive in a cavern and suck blood from them from time to time.
Bad acting and bad script. Great entertainment.
The setting is the swamps of the southeastern United States and many of the main characters are clad in bib overalls and talk like local country folk. As a recent political commercial demonstrated, there is nothing more phony sounding than professional actors trying to portray simple local folk. Their dialogue sounds artificial and some of the situations are right out of the book of clichés to be avoided. There is a young southern woman that is straying from her overweight husband and she shows as much female skin as was tolerated when the movie was made. The hero of the story is the local game warden, a man of honor that upholds the law, even when it is contrary to his love interests. He also shows as much skin as the law allowed at the time.
For reasons that are logically challenged, the giant leeches are suddenly hungry for human blood and begin attacking humans. However, they are also clever enough to capture some so that they can engage in regular mealtimes. With the help of dogs and volunteers, the game warden is able to track the leeches to their local swamp and rescue the last remaining prisoner of the leeches, quite naturally the voluptuous woman.
As is expected in movies like this, the acting is poor and the quality of the story even worse. However, back when they were made the entertainment expectations were much lower, so they were suitable for the late-night "watched in bed" movie on television. Now, these movies are largely watched for nostalgia and to hoot at when the monster makes an appearance. That type of fun is timeless.
Joel's next-to-last episode before leaving the show, and MST3K's second western in a row (after THE PAINTED HILLS), GUNSLINGER (1956) is Roger Corman's version of Johnny Guitar [DVD]. The difference is that JOHNNY's director, Nicholas Ray, was an artist who often directed hackwork; Corman was a hack. Thus, while both films are centered on epic duels between two powerful women, one is a sexually ambiguous mashup of the western and the gothic romance, while the other is the very silly story of a love triangle between a cold-blooded lady marshal, the town's saloon keeper/crime boss, and a sentimental hitman in love with them both.
Shot in seven days, an unusually long time for a Corman film, GUNSLINGER is ripe for mockery, but the riffing can't quite overcome the movie's sheer tedium: endless exposition, multiple subplots, murky sound, sets (and editing) that have characters warping time and space, and one-dimensional characters too blank to care about. The SoL crew did the best they could with westerns, but after LAST OF THE WILD HORSES, they never tried another one. Is the genre just inherently unfunny?
More Corman, this time as co-producer of 1959's ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES, memorable for scantily-clad swamp trollop Yvette Vickers, and nothing else. It's one of the funniest creature features from the Joel era.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This Movie is one of the B Movies that i don't find Funny! Sure the Movie is really old and very low budget, with not so great effects! Read morePublished on 5 May 2013 by Darren
The story takes place in a Florida swamp near Cape Canaveral where those atomic payloads keep falling. Read morePublished on 13 Feb. 2011 by Bernie
The story takes place in a Florida swamp near Cape Canaveral where those atomic payloads keep falling. Read morePublished on 24 April 2010 by Bernie