Exploitation filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis is credited with single-handedly creating the gore genre with the 1963 release Blood Feast. This low-budget shocker would ultimately influence nearly every horror movie which has followed, as well as â€śhigh-browâ€ť films as varied The Wild Bunch and Reservoir Dogs. Lewis, dubbed â€śThe Godfather of Gore,â€ť crafted more than thirty-five films in his ongoing career.
In The Godfather of Gore Speaks: Herschell Gordon Lewis Discusses His Films, the filmmaker explains his choices and motivationsâ€”from concept to finished productâ€”in much more detail than ever before. Assisted by noted film historian Andrew J. Rausch, Lewis shares often hilarious anecdotes and provides analysis for the thirty-nine films which he either directed or assisted with direction.
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Format: Softcover; 6â€ť x 9â€ť; 141 pages
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