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Blood Feast (1963)

Director:
Herschell Gordon Lewis
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Horror/Splatter
NORWEGIAN TITLE
-
RUNNING TIME
67 minutes
Producer:
David F. Friedman
Screenwriter:
Allison Louise Downe
David F. Friedman
Herschell Gordon Lewis


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Detective Pete Thornton William Kerwin
Fuad Ramses Mal Arnold
Suzette Fremont Connie Mason
Frank, Police Captain Scott H. Hall
Mrs. Dorothy Fremont Lyn Bolton

 

Review

In plot and structure, Blood Feast, in retrospect dubbed as the first ever splatter film, is reminiscent of the slasher genre which developed about a decade later. As such, whatever creativity director Herschell Gordon Lewis brought into this was purely graphical; that is to say, the up until this point unpresedented use of stage blood and gory prosthetic makeup. It is quite obvious that this was the one area in which Lewis and co. put in a real effort, and some of it looks semi-realistic and undoubtedly brought chills down the spines of young drive-in moviegoers back in the early sixties. With that said, everything else about Blood Feast is amusingly unprofessional, from the appalling acting to the bad camera work. Only recommended for the hardcore horror and cult film buffs.

 

Copyright 3.12.2010 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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