Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010)
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Critic Reviews for Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore
This entertaining portrait of the legendary exploitation filmmaker is probably more fun than actually watching his films.
nly cult enthusiasts will appreciate The Godfather of Gore as cinema history. The rest of us are left with a bunch of great stories about cheerfully unsavoury characters.
It would be naive not to expect bad taste in a movie about bad taste.
Crammed with clips, behind-the-scenes footage and other archival material, this documentary love letter to pioneering exploitation filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis is aimed squarely at fans of his boundary-testing gore and nudie movies.
Audience Reviews for Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore
Really enjoyed this breezy look at the life of the man who originated the 'splatter' film, old HGL himself.
There's a lot of history at play here, and you get some fun peeks into the behind the scenes moments and what turned the man on the path that he took, which was largely out of a desire to make money, not a larger artistic vision, which I guess is a little depressing on some levels, but is a very pragmatic way of looking at things as well.
Worth a look for sure, especially for fans of no budget film-making and the men behind the camera.
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