Campy 60″s Slasher Movie ‘Color Me Blood Red’ aka ‘Model Massacre’ Filmed in Sarasota Fl Staring Elyn Warner, What A Hoot!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

What a hoot, one of the first 1960’s bloody slasher movies was filmed entirely in Sarasota Fl and it’s theme was a wacky artist killing his models, (Elyn Warner), to paint their bizarre portraits (ala Salvatore Dali) in their own blood. Sarasota Fl paints itself as a mecca for artists in SouthWest Florida.
“An eccentric artist is panned by a well-known critic at his Sarasota 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.”
“Color Me Blood Red”
Year Of Release: 1965
Running Time: 79 Minutes
DVD Released By: Something Weird Video
Directed By: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Writing Credits: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Filming Locations: Sarasota, Florida
Starring: Gordon Oas-Heim (Adam Sorg), Candi Conder (April Carter), Elyn Warner (Gigi), Pat Lee (Sydney), Jerome Eden (Rolf), Scott H. Hall (Farnsworth), James Jackel (Jack), Iris Marshall (Mrs. Carter), William Harris (Gregorovich), Cathy Collins (Mitzi).

Gordon Oas-Heim only appeared in seven films, none of which are of any note aside from Color Me Blood Red. He did however make three notable television appearances. In 1979, he made an appearance as Mr. Hanlon in episode #2.14 of Different Strokes entitled “Hot Watch”. Then in 1981, he made an appearance in the show CHiPS playing a character named Garfield in episode #5.1 entitled “Suicide Stunt”. Finally. in 1987, Gordon played Manfred the Butler in the short-lived television series, New Monkees.

Candi Conder only appeared in one other film aside from this one. You may recognize her as the switchboard operator from the second film in the Blood Trilogy, Two Thousand Maniacs!. Sadly, this is the only film Elyn Warner ever appeared in. Sadly, many of Herschell Gordon Lewis’ actors had limited film careers despite the fact that many of them were obviously talented enough to have had great careers in these types of genre films.


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