Posts Tagged ‘Herschell Gordon Lewis’

R.I.P. David F. Friedman: December 24, 1923-February 14, 2011

R.I.P. David F. Friedman: December 24, 1923-February 14, 2011

The Mighty Monarch of Exploitation takes his final bow…




Y’all Ready for a Sequel? 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams (Unrated) (2010)

Y’all Ready for a Sequel? 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams (Unrated) (2010)

Tweet After dispatching the town’s sheriff in a barrel-o-death, the kinsfolk of Pleasant Valley travel North in an opening credits montage to continue their bloodlust. Upon stopping in Iowa, they set up camp, and a traveling television show echoing Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie’s The Simple Life runs across Mayor Buckman’s (Bill Moseley) jamboree. The […]




Smash Cut (Zed Filmworks)

Smash Cut (Zed Filmworks)

If you are a genuine fan of all things low budget and campy, this is the movie for you. As intended, director Lee Demarbre’s (Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter) Smash Cut is a wonderful homage piece to H.G. Lewis as it was intended.




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.