Thursday, September 22, 2011

Color Me Blood Red (1965)

His third gore film in three years, COLOR ME BLOOD RED is the last of the three pictures that make up Herschell Gordon Lewis' original 'Blood Trilogy.' It is also the most sophisticated of any of his films, and one that is likely his most personal. It tells the tale of Adam Sorg, a struggling artist that only finds success after he begins painting in his victims' blood! The theme of the tortured artist is taken to absurd new heights (or lows, rather) in this gruesome black comedy. Lewis instills his frustrations with his own lack of critical acclaim through his preferred medium, while commenting on how his only means of receiving any recognition in film was to include more blood and gore. Surprisingly, COLOR is even more visceral than either of the other entries in the series, containing everything from the disemboweling of a model to a brain-splattering shotgun blast to the face. Gordon Oas-Heim also provides an intense performance as the lead, closing out the thrilling climax with a bang! While it rarely ranks as a favorite among fans, this truly is one of Lewis' better films.

Rating: 7/10.
Gore: 7/10.

Movies like COLOR ME BLOOD RED:
A BUCKET OF BLOOD, BRUTAL MASSACRE, Easel Kill Ya.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, have ignored this one for a long time....think it is time to put it in the DVD player give it a try!!

    Cheers!

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