Blood Feast (1963)
Average Rating: 4.2/10
Reviews Counted: 11
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 7
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1963 Wide
Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 6,124
Herschell Gordon Lewis, the acknowledged "Godfather of Gore," shattered taboos against graphic violence onscreen with this bloody horror film. Mal Arnold plays Fuad Ramses, a mad Egyptian caterer with bushy eyebrows who is gathering body parts to use in a "Blood Feast" to honor the ancient goddess Ishtar. He's been hired by the mother of young Egyptology student Suzette (Playboy Playmate Connie Mason) to cater a special party. Luckily, Suzette happens to be dating a cop (Thomas Wood) who is also
Jan 1, 1963 Wide
Feb 22, 2000
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One of the masterpieces of truly feckless cinema, an epic fail of such grandeur that Ed Wood himself would be hard-pressed to do better. Worse. You know what I mean.
Unfortunately, while it certainly broke new ground in terms of explicit gore, it isn't a very good film.
It features some of the worst performances ever to besmeer the silver screen. These, coupled with a ridiculous plot, ludicrous special effects and several bizarre deaths make the film pass beyond the realms of 'so bad it's good' into downright hilarity.
Once you get past the now hokey gore, there's nothing left.
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