Blood Simple (1984) Poster



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Remade as 


Double Indemnity (1944)
stalled car while leaving scene of a murder
Strangers on a Train (1951)
cigarette lighter left/placed at crime scene
Dial M for Murder (1954)
When Marty grabs Abby from behind in Ray's house, she is wearing a similar nightdress to Margo, who is attacked in a similar way to Abby.
The Ladykillers (1955)
The line 'Who looks stupid now?' is a homage to this.
Touch of Evil (1958)
Evil Eye (1963)
Halloween (1978)
The Evil Dead (1981)

Referenced in 

Crimewave (1985)
Many similarities in plotting, and the Coen Brothers wrote both films.
Evil Dead II (1987)
At the Movies: Heat/Lethal Weapon/Lily Tomlin/Raising Arizona (1987) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Raising Arizona" review.
At the Movies: The Marrying Man/Career Opportunities/The Five Heartbeats/The Object of Beauty/Daddy Nostalgia (1991) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the Video Pick of the Week segment.
Frankenstein 2000 - Ritorno dalla morte (1991)
VHS is visible in the background
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja II (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Oh, they're doing 'Blood Simple."
At the Movies: Guarding Tess/Lightning Jack/The Hudsucker Proxy/The Ref/Belle Epoque/Germinal (1994) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Hudsucker Proxy" review.
At the Movies: Red Rock West/Clifford/Threesome/Silent Tongue/The Blue Kite (1994) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Red Rock West" review.
Shallow Grave (1994)
At the Movies: The Quick and the Dead/Shallow Grave/The Jerky Boys: The Movie/Crumb (1995) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Shallow Grave" review.
Clueless (1995)
Mel tells Christian that if anything happens to Cher, he's "got a shovel and a forty-five. You won't be missed."
Fargo (1996)
At the Movies: That Thing You Do!/Bound/Michael Collins/Infinity/If These Walls Could Talk (1996) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Bound" review.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The blue Volkswagen driven by the private eye is a reference to the Coen brothers' first film, Blood Simple. (1984), in which a private investigator drives the same car.
Shooters (2002)
Discovering 'Evil Dead' (2002) (Video)
Minnesota Nice (2003) (Video)
Shooting 'Miller's Crossing': A Conversation with Barry Sonnenfeld (2003) (Video)
Sonnenfeld discusses making of the film
Film Geek (2005)
Mini-poster is shown in Scotty's apartment.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.31 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "We Want 'Blood'!" category
Llamando a un ángel (2008)
Indidelity, dark humor
No Country for Old Men: Working with the Coens (2008) (Video)
Mentioned once.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.190 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,600 clue in the category "Cinema of 'Blood'"
The Psycho Legacy (2010) (Video)
Mentioned in documentary
Or Your Money Back (2010) (Short)
The shot of the fan in Frank's apartment
Scream 4 (2011)
Poster on the classroom wall.
Veronica Mars (2014)
Homage during the climax
Califórnia (2015)
poster visible
Robot Chicken: Fridge Smell (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Ranger sketch.
Lucifer: They're Back, Aren't They? (2017) (TV Episode)
Lucifer asks his kidnappers if this is some Blood Simple situation.
Shirkers (2018)
Mentioned in Sandi's review of Fargo.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Holly Hunter/Jason Jones/Alan Cage (2018) (TV Episode)
Holly Hunter says she was the one who recommended Frances McDormand to the Coens for their movie
The Last Summer (2019)
Griffin talks about Coen Brothers movies.


Pleiads (1981) (Video Game)
Game appears in this film

Featured in 

Stephen King's World of Horror (1989) (TV Movie)
At the Movies: Villains: So Bad, They're Good (1995) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments: Part II: 75-51 (2004) (TV Episode)
Number 73 on the list
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Directorial Debuts in Film (2014) (TV Episode)
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen get an honorable mention for making their directorial debut with Blood Simple.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Neo-Noir Films (2014) (TV Episode)
Blood Simple gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Coen Brothers Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Blood Simple is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winners (2016) (TV Episode)
Blood Simple is #1.
A Conversation with Dave Eggers (2016) (Short)
Clips are shown in this making-of documentary.
Blurred Lines: Music and Sound Design in Blood Simple (2016) (Short)
Clips are shown in this making-of documentary.
Frances McDormand on Blood Simple (2016) (Short)
Clips are shown in this making-of documentary.
The Man for the Part (2016) (Short)
Clips are shown in this making-of documentary.
Shooting Blood Simple (2016)
Clips are shown in this making-of documentary.


E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
When Ray reaches for the gun from Marty, their fingers almost touch, with the light of the moon behind, emulating the E.T. movie poster.

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