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
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.
not enough schlock
Love this stupid movie so much.
When Dave Friedman and Herschell Gordon Lewis decided to marry the "nudie cutie" to the "roughie", they created the granddaddy of all the gore films since. Dreadful acting adn over the top gore effects but still something in its roughness works to make you just a bit quesy.
Now I don’t like these sort of people who start cooking a week ahead of time for the big dinner; nothing is fresh and everything is reheated:/ I’d rather bloodfeast than leftoverfeast