Kiss the Ring: We show our gratitude to the Godfather of Gore, Herschell Gordon Lewis-by Wes Allen

Kiss the Ring: We show our gratitude to the Godfather of Gore, Herschell Gordon Lewis-by Wes Allen

I reckon, it’s a safe assumption that if you are visiting our website, then you’re already aware of H.G. Lewis. He’s not only known as the Godfather of Gore, but has been heralded as a major influence on what was to be known as the “splatter film”. After getting his start in exploitation with notorious producer David F. Friedman’s (Ilsa: She-Wolf of the SS, Love Camp 7) nudie-cuties and juvenile delinquent films, the team sought another world of nastiness to exploit. Hence, the “Blood Trilogy” was born. Beginning with 1963’s “Blood Feast”, Lewis would hose his audiences down with blood, guts, and assault-like ad campaigns that would allow his films to go down in horror film history.