Blood Feast

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Total Count: 12

45%

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Crude exploitation filmmaker, Herschell Gordon Lewis strayed not a hair from his usual style (or lack of) with this gruesome feature. Attempting to evoke the spirit of an ancient Egyptian love goddess, a wacko freak-boy hacks up tender young girls to synthesize their various anatomical parts. Lewis served as director, cinematographer and composer for this David F. Friedman (Color Me Blood Red, Scum of the Earth) production. Friedman himself appears in the picture (uncredited) as a drunk.

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Cast

Mal Arnold
as Fuad Ramses
Connie Mason
as Suzette Fremont
William Kerwin
as Det. Pete Thornton
Scott H. Hall
as Frank, police captain
Lyn Bolton
as Mrs. Fremont
Ashlyn Martin
as Girl on Beach
Sandy Sinclair
as Girl in Apartment
David F. Friedman
as Drunken Hotel Husband (uncredited)
Jerome Eden
as High Priest
Al Golden
as Dr. Flanders
Craig Maudsley Jr.
as Truck Driver
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Critic Reviews for Blood Feast

All Critics (12)

  • while it might be tempting to dismiss Herschell Gordon Lewis' low-budget, utterly tawdry smorgasbord of sensationalism as dumb-assed trash, it is too self-aware to merit such dismissal. Hell, it even ends in a literal trash yard...

    Jul 7, 2017 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 6, 2010 | Rating: 1/10 | Full Review…
  • Claims to be the first splatter film.

    Nov 1, 2008 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • Proto-splatter from the Godfather of Gore.

    Apr 21, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Unfortunately, while it certainly broke new ground in terms of explicit gore, it isn't a very good film.

    Mar 28, 2007 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    May 23, 2006 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Blood Feast

  • Jan 10, 2012
    With all the bad acting & the way it was shot, Watching Blood Feast brung back memories of the videos/ movies we use to have to shoot in High School film class.It was like watching all those videos/ movies now & thinking they were so good back then.Now you look at them & think what the hell was I thinking.Blood Feast was 1 of those videos/ movies.It felt like it was made for some High School film project
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 02, 2011
    First Splatter film!!!! Despite the plot and acting, it was a really inventive film!!!!!!! We love you Mr. Lewis!!!
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Feb 28, 2011
    The tagline is "nothing so appalling in the annals of horror history". Now I don't know about all of that, but for its age, it is pretty gory. Although the gore is a bit laughable, not to mention the dialogue, the acting...well pretty much everything...this is a fun watch.
    Tim S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 03, 2010
    Probably one of the most unintentionally interesting horror movies ever made. It's so campy and terrible that you can't help but laugh and have a good time. The villain's ensemble and crazy fake hair is truly the shining aspect. The terrible effects and amateur-at-best cinematography also play a key part in the movie's charm. Don't expect a good movie and you will be in heaven.
    Conner R Super Reviewer

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