The Wizard of Gore

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A sinister illusionist gets away with ghastly murders on-stage in this unique horror story. Though Montag the Magnificent (Ray Sager) appears to be eviscerating beautiful volunteers from the audience with railroad spikes, chainsaws, and punch presses, the girls always smile afterward and walk away unscathed, leading the adoring crowd to admire the magician's handiwork. However, each evening, those same women are found horribly murdered in similar fashions, leading a young couple to take interest in the case. Sherry Carson (Judy Cler) is fascinated with Montag's show and wants to feature his magic on her afternoon television program. Her boyfriend, Jack (Wayne Ratay), is a sports writer, but he decides to investigate the weird homicides that have plagued the city since Montag appeared. Eventually, it becomes clear that the magician is planning to commit mass murder by hypnotizing the audience of Sherry's TV show, and Jack has to act fast. But the evil Montag's magic has already warped the fabric of reality, and no outcome is certain.

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Critic Reviews for The Wizard of Gore

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Audience Reviews for The Wizard of Gore

  • Jan 07, 2012
    They got the Gore part right! Even with the bad special effects, the scenes where Montag is ripping open the stomachs of his volunteers & especially the scene where he's poking the eyes had me squirmng.It's a cheezy gory horror flick with horribly bad acting that's so bad sometime you can't help but laugh.I'm not into gory horror flicks at all but if you are, You might like Wizard Of Gore
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 07, 2011
    Herschell Gordon Lewis really was an innovator and is the true Godfather of Gore and this film is just a damn good time. The blood, gore and violence is gratuitous (albeit not realistic at all so if your one of those types that needs gore to look as realistic as possible you'll probably be dissappointed.) Montag is probably among the coolest horror villainss ever and his between trick banter is classical (probably even more so than this movie itself.) The soundtrack is awesome, the acting is appropriate for what this movie is,and the ending didn't disappoint. Must see for fans of trashy, low budget horror awesomeness. If your false don't entry.
    Ed Fucking H Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    If you've seen a lot of horror movies form before 1970 you can see how Lewis ushers horror into a new gorier era with this film. Not only that, the story is great, especially the weird ending, it's awesome. I love this movie, and if you're a horror fan you should see it.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • May 24, 2010
    Sick, stupid, cheap, bad acting, bad effect, some good lines, good ending, corny... it was an okay one, I was expecting more.
    Cita W Super Reviewer

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