Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis
Herschell Gordon Lewis' shocking cult classic is considered the first gore movie. When a society woman decides to plan a soirase, she hires psychotic caterer Ramses, who decides to prepare a "blood feast" using human body parts. As Ramses gathers ingredients, the police try to stop his evil deeds before it's too late. Though wonderfully campy by today's standards, nothing so graphic as BLOOD FEAST had been seen in 1963. Screenings sold out all over the US, and once Hollywood saw that violence and gore could make a buck, horror movies were never the same again. Contains violence and gore.
Herschell Gordon Lewis' shocking cult classic is considered the first gore movie.
Cast: William Kerwin, Mal Arnold, Connie Mason
Had it been in B&W and I watched it in '63 I might have found it slightly unsettling.
This film as a lot of charm. I even used to have a novelisation of it which seemed to have an almost different plot. It's awful but is of historical importance and is enjoyable (and short) enough so can be watched again and again.
it's "so bad it's watchable". Gore is fun in this movie, and any scene with rameses is fun, but several actors seemed like they popped a couple xanax right before they shot the scene. Watch this movis with Joe Bob Briggs. It's much more fun with him.
Herschel Gordon Lewis classic; the Godfather of Gore. Amazing considering it was released in 1963. Terrible acting, terrible directing and cinematography. Probably the first gore movie (gore for gore's sake). The tongue scene is incomparable. Wizard of Gore and Gore Gore Girls are much better quality, but this and 2000 Maniacs hold classic status as the first gore films.