Herschell Gordon Lewis, USA, 1963, AGFA + Something Weird, Horror

“Earlier films, from HORROR OF DRACULA to POOR WHITE TRASH, shocked audiences with relatively discriminating displays of violence. But BLOOD FEAST was the first horror film expressly designed with the goal of attracting viewers with gore-soaked set pieces.” -- Roger Ebert

The filmography of genre movie maverick Herschell Gordon Lewis brimmed with the mad, macabre, and just downright bizarre. One of the most unhinged of all his directorial efforts -- and certainly the most influential -- is his original gore-fest BLOOD FEAST: the first-ever splatter film.

Dorothy Fremont is looking to throw a party unlike any other, and she gets just that when the decidedly sinister Fuad Ramses caters the event. Promising to provide her guests with an authentic Egyptian feast, Ramses promptly acquires the necessary ingredients: the body parts of young nubiles.

Featuring a host of stomach-churning gore gags including the infamous “tongue” sequence, BLOOD FEAST more than lives up to its name and remains essential viewing for any self-respecting horror fan.

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  • 67 min.
  • Color
  • 1.37:1


  • DCP