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Color Me Blood Red (1965)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror | 13 October 1965 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Gordon Oas-Heim ...
Adam Sorg (as Don Joseph)
Candi Conder ...
April Carter
Elyn Warner ...
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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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

Gigi takes off her shoes to wade out in the pond to the watercycle. But in the next shot as she gets on the watercycle, her shoes are back on. See more »

Quotes

Gigi: If we have to get married, I'll hire you a businessman.
Adam Sorg: If we get married, I'll hire me a psychiatrist.
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Definite Laughs From The Third in the Blood Trilogy
27 June 2006 | by (Sleesburg, VA.) – See all my reviews

Hershell Gordan Lewis, you all should know him from his cult classics like "Blood Feast", "2000 Maniacs!", "Wizard of Gore", "Blood Feast 2", etc. "Color Me Blood Red" is the third installment in his notorious "Blood Trilogy" series and holds its own as a genre favorite. Although, this movie has nothing to do with the other two films (not like 2000 Maniacs! has anything to do with Blood Feast) it is still a lot of fun.

The story opens with a disgruntled artist who isn't getting enough respect from the local art critic. His girlfriend is quite annoying and after she nicks her finger on a nail and gets blood all over a painting the artist gets the idea to start cutting his fingers and painting with the blood. After draining as much blood as he can from himself, he murders his girlfriend by stabbing her in the head and then wiping the blood all over the picture he has been working on. He then brings the picture to the local critic who believes it to be the best piece of art since Picasso. Having such success, the crazed artist wants to make more work in the same fashion. Can you guess what happens from there?

This was a fun flick. Although, it wasn't Gordan's most disgusting movie it still has certain moments that are cringe-worthy. Look for a scene in which the artist is squeezing blood out from a woman's intestines. Pretty gruesome for the time. 7/10


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