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Color Me Blood Red (1965)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror | 13 October 1965 (USA)
A crackpot artist kills various people to use their blood as his new crimson red color for his paintings.

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(as Herschell G. Lewis)

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(original story and screenplay) (as Herschell G. Lewis)
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Adam Sorg (as Don Joseph)
Candi Conder ...
April Carter
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Gigi
Pat Finn-Lee ...
Sydney (as Patricia Lee)
Jerome Eden ...
Rolf
Scott H. Hall ...
Farnsworth
Jim Jaekel ...
Jack
Iris Marshall ...
Mrs. Carter
William Harris ...
Gregorovich (as Bill Harris)
Cathy Collins ...
Mitzi
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An eccentric artist is panned by a well-known critic at his opening for not having a good color sense, so he starts a new series, using his own blood to paint. Soon he is weakened and must find other sources of blood to continue his paintings. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Drenched in Crimson Color See more »

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13 October 1965 (USA)  »

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Color Me Red  »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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Filmed and completed in early 1964, but remained on the shelf for over a year over production, editing, and sales release issues after producer David F. Friedman terminated his business partnership with director Herschell Gordon Lewis. See more »

Goofs

After blood leaves the body and dries, it turns brown in color. Therefore the amazing red in the paintings would have in reality been brown. See more »

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Gigi: Adam, if we ever get married, the first thing I'll do is... get a divorce.
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Some people just don't get this movie
17 May 2006 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

If you're a horror fan who loves gore and are looking for a gory movie, go check out High Tension. If you hate cheesy movies, go rent a new release from Blockbuster. This movie is for people who like quirkiness, b-grade film-making, c-grade acting, cheesy gore and.. FUN. I get the feeling that a few people who wrote reviews for this were obviously expecting something very different. This is NOT a horror movie, only in a very broad sense could it be considered one. It is a movie that is twice as unintentionally funny as any Ed Wood movie. There is no real comedy in Color Me Blood Red but the acting and direction will have you laughing throughout. This movie defines "grindhouse". Now that I've prepared you - Go buy it.

I rated this movie 8 out of 10. It was very good at doing what it tried to do. Giving this movie a 3/10 is a joke, of course it's bad but that is the whole point! A phrase I see a lot on the IMDb is "BAD meaning GOOD", not many movies are more deserving of that praise than Color Me Blood Red.


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