COLOR ME BLOOD RED (model massacre) (1964 U.S.) D/W: "LEWIS H. GORDON" (HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS) P: DAVID F. FRIEDMAN
The last (and least bloody) of Lewis and Friedman's gore trilogy is kind of an extension of A BUCKET OF BLOOD. Don Joseph stars as an obnoxious, frustrated artist who's paintings become a critical success after he uses human blood as paint. It's less enjoyable than BLOOD FEAST or 2,000 MANIACS, but at least a character says "Holy Bananas!" when a corpse is discovered. With some terrible jokes. The original ad campaign featured what may be the original use of the "keep repeating...it's only a movie" slogan used later for STRAIT JACKET and made famous by LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. The Lewis/Friedman team (who also did the photography and sound) split after this, but Lewis made more gory shockers on his own. Friedman concentrated on sexploitation. Lewis' BLOOD RED novelization is quite the rarity nowadays.

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