The final installment in the Blood Trilogy – the collaboration between Herschell Gordon Lewis and David F. Freidman – Color Me Blood Red follows Two Thousand Maniacs! and Blood Feast. Instead of bloodthirsty Southerners or mad Egyptian caterers, Color Me Blood Red focuses on the demented search for perfection as an artist.
Unable to get the perfect shade of red, Adam Sorg (Gordon Oas-Heim billed as Don Joesph) finds perfection using human blood. After draining as much blood as humanly possible from his fingers, Sorg begins killing for more of that perfect red. The corpses pile up alongside masterpieces as Sorg finds acclaim previously unthinkable.
Hands down the weakest of the trilogy, Color Me Blood Red is still an enjoyable blood-soaked romp from the “Godfather of Gore.” It’s just not as unhinged or maniacally fun as other Herschell Gordon Lewis films, many of which will be featured this month.