BLOOD FEAST REVIEWED
“Blood Feast” is one of those movies that makes me love period horror. Standing apart from the horror films of the early 1960s, this underground classic was to first to indulge in gore. Predating even “Night of the Living Dead”, this was the film where classic American horror gave way to the modern style. Sporting a slasher movie style opening, it won’t be long before we delve into the world of Fuad Ramses. Ramses is a psycho who is harvesting lady parts to resurrect a beautiful mummy.
The parts that he can’t use are going to be stuffed back into the faces of dinner guests. H.G. Lewis was beginning to make a name for himself, but it wouldn’t be long after this movie before he was at the height of his powers. Seriously, guys. I pick up H.G. Lewis movies like you nerds eat up the latest Star Wars merch dumps. When I say this is an essential flick, then you need to dive headfirst into the matter.
- Scum of the Earth – Herschelll Gordon Lewis’ 1963 feature
- Blood Perspectives – Filmmakers Nicholas McCarthy and Rodney Ascher on Blood Feast
- Herschell’s History – Archival interview in which director Herschell Gordon Lewis discusses his entry into the film industry
- How Herschell Found his Niche – A new interview with Lewis discussing his early work
- Archival interview with Lewis and David F. Friedman
- Carving Magic – Vintage short film from 1959 featuring Blood Feast Actor Bill Kerwin
- Alternate ‘clean’ scenes from Scum of the Earth
- Promo gallery featuring trailers and more
- Feature length commentary featuring Lewis and David F. Friedman moderated by Mike Grady
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Twins of Evil
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- LPCM Mono
RELEASE DATE: 10/10/17
The Plot Thus Far
An Egyptian caterer kills various women in suburban Miami to use their body parts to bring to life a dormant Egyptian goddess, while an inept police detective tries to track him down.