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Friday Double Feature: The Art of Murder in A BUCKET OF BLOOD & COLOR ME BLOOD RED

As noted by Clive Davies in his book Spinegrinder: The Movies Most Critics Won’t Write About, Herschell Gordon Lewis’ 1965 film, Color Me Blood Red, “is kind of an extension of A Bucket of Blood,” directed by Roger Corman in 1959. While the former is a brightly-colored, slightly serious picture, and the latter a black-and-white laugh riot, the films do share quite a few details. They’re both about frustrated artists who turn to murder in order to find greater success. Both find their inspiration via accident, and are eventually discovered due to sloppy corpse disposal. A Bucket of Blood is,
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