Virtual Cult Classics Film Club

Welcome to the EPL Cult Classics Virtual Film Club. Each month we will view and discuss a different cult classic drawn from the KANOPY streaming collection. We will cover a host of genres; horror, comedy, action, science fiction, fantasy, and more.

Here is how the virtual club works.

  • On the first of the month, the title of that month’s selection will be at the library, on our website, and in our newsletter.
  • If you are interested in participating in that month’s discussion, sign up for the club through the form on this page. To sign up you must have a valid EPL card and be over 18. After you register you will be sent a link that will prompt you to create a free Discord account. All discussions will take place on Discord so creating an account is necessary.
  • Once you register, you will get an email with a link to the club Discord server.
  • On that month’s Discord page, you will find more information about the film and a link to stream the film on KANOPY. (KANOPY is free with your EPL card, you have to sign up to use it).
  • Participants have two weeks from the day the film is announced. Once the two weeks are up the discussion channel on Discord will open and participants will have until the end of the month to chat about the film. On the last day of the month the discussion thread will be closed and we will announce the next film. At that point, the whole process starts over again.

This month’s selection is Roger Corman’s 1959 classis Bucket of Blood starring Dick Miller (Small Soldiers, Gremlins, The Burbs, Amazon Women on the Moon, Rock and Roll High School), Barboura Morris (The Trip, Machine-Gun Kelly), and Anthony Carbone (Pit and the Pendulum, Creature from the Haunted Sea) and St. Louis’ own Bert Convey, star of Cannonball Run and 1149 episodes of Super Password.

Plot: 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.

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