Color Me Blood Red (1965)

USA, 1965
35mm film, colour
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis using the pseudonym Herschell G. Lewis.

Plot Summary

An artist stung by criticism of his colour sense starts to use his own blood in his new series of works. But the loss of blood soon starts taking its toll and needs to find another source…


Directed by: Herschell G. Lewis
© Copyright Box Office Spectaculars MCMLXV [1965]
Jacqueline Kay, Inc. presents a Friedman-Lewis production
Produced by: David F. Friedman
Original Story and Screenplay by: Herschell G. Lewis
Photographed by: Herschell G. Lewis
Assistant Cameraman: Andy Romanoff
Film Editor: Robert Sinise
Sound: David F. Friedman
Settings and Construction by: Southeastern Display Co., Sarasota, Florida
Original Paintings: Chuck Scott, Dave Seidel [both uncredited]
Crew Chief: Lorin D. Hall Jr
Water Devices: Aqua Cycle
Automobiles Courtesy: Stinnet’s Motors, Sarasota, Florida
Locations: Sarasota, Florida, USA

Don Joseph [real name: Gordon Oas-Heim] (Adam Sorg)
Candi Conder (April Carter)
Elyn Warner (Gigi)
Patricia Lee (Sydney)
Jerome Eden (Rolf)
Scott H. Hall (Farnsworth)
Jim Jaekel (Jack)
Iris Marshall (Mrs Carter)
Bill Harris (Gregorovich)
Cathy Collins (Mitzi)

Alternative Titles

Color Me Red – working title
Model Massacre

Extracts included in
The Blood Trilogy Outtakes (1996)
Extra Weird (2003)
Film House Fever (1986)
Mad Ron’s Prevues from Hell (1987)
Terror on Tape (1983)



  • Sight & Sound vol.12 no.1 (January 2002) p.62 – DVD review (by Ben Walters)
  • Time Out no.613 (21 May 1982) p.43 – review


  • The Amazing Herschell Gordon Lewis and His World of Exploitation Films by Daniel Krogh, with John McCarty pp.22-25; 147 – illustrated production details; credits
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.159
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.75
  • Herschell Gordon Lewis, Godfather of Gore by Randy Palmer pp.84-96; 183 – production details; credits
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.242 – credits, review
  • The Mammoth Book of Slasher Movies: An A-Z Guide to Over Sixty Years of Blood and Guts by Peter Normanton pp.127-129
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.70 – credits
  • Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990 by Brian Albright p.191
  • Re:Search no.10: Incredibly Strange Films pp.35, 105 – illustrated article
  • Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn pp.103-104