Blood Feast (1963)

Blood Feast
Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis
Written by Allison Louise Downe, David F. Friedman and Herschell Gordon Lewis
1963/USA
Friedman-Lewis Productions
First viewing/Netflix rental

Fuad Ramses: Have you ever had… an Egyptian Feast?

The granddaddy of all slasher flicks seems mighty tame nowadays.

Socialite Dorothy Freemont is looking for something “unusual” for celebrating her daughter’s birthday.  Bad luck takes her to Egyptian caterer Faud Ramses who suggests an ancient feast offered to the goddess Ishtar.  This appeals due to the daughters interest in ancient Egyptian culture.

Unbeknownst to mom or daughter, the feast features various organs and body parts of virgins.  Ramses proceeds to collect these leaving behind maximum blood and gore in the process.

I have a queasy stomach but this did not hit the yuck meter for me.  The blood is far too fake for that. Bad acting and dialogue did not add to the effect.  The Something Sinister DVD contains a commentary by the producers that is far superior to the actual film.

 

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