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. —IMDb
Herschell Gordon Lewis was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1929. After attending grade school, Lewis received a Master’s degree in Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. A few years later, he became a professor of English literature at Mississippi State College. He was lured from his teaching career to be manager of WRAC Radio in Racine, Wisconsin, then to become a studio director at WKY-TV in Oklahoma City. In 1953, he settled in Chicago and began working for a friend’s advertising agency while teaching graduate advertising courses at night at Roosevelt University. In the meantime, he began directing commercial advertisements for a production company called Alexander and Associates. Lewis later bought out half of the company with business associate Martin Schmidhofer and renamed it Lewis and Martin Films. In 1960 he decided to go into the filmmaking business and produced The Prime Time (1960), which he made with his own money. It was profitable, so he next… read more
Final installment of H.G. Lewis' "Blood Trilogy" perhaps looks the best of the three (but that's not saying much), but it's also the most aimless of the bunch. An odd and rambling story of a failed artist whose work is rejuvenated when he begins painting with blood, COLOR ME BLOOD RED is a silly and poorly executed effort that never really goes anywhere.
Boa história, bom ambiente de filme de série-B. O personagem principal, um pintor obcecado até à loucura pelo sangue como objecto de pintura, é fantástico. Só há duas mortes. A primeira é fraca (knife to the head e nao se vê grande coisa), mas a segunda é brutal (num barco, armado com uma lança, em direcção a uma rapariga a pedalar numa gaivota :D A única coisa a apontar: pouco gore. De resto vê-se bem.