AGFA August: Blood Feast

USA | 1963 | 67 min. | Herschell Gordon Lewis

August 7, 2024

AGFA August

The insane Ramses hypnotizes a socialite in order to land a job catering a party for her debutante daughter, and turns the event into an evening of gruesome deaths, bloody dismemberment and ritual sacrifice.

Introduced by AGFA Executive Director Jackson Cooper.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2024

The filmography of genre movie maverick Herschell Gordon Lewis brimmed with the mad, macabre, and just downright bizarre. One of the most unhinged of all his directorial efforts—and certainly the most influential—is his original gore-fest Blood Feast: the first-ever splatter film. Dorothy Fremont is looking to throw a party unlike any other, and she gets just that when the decidedly sinister Fuad Ramses caters the event. Promising to provide her guests with an authentic Egyptian feast, Ramses promptly acquires the necessary ingredients: the body parts of young nubiles. Featuring a host of stomach-churning gore gags including the infamous “tongue” sequence, Blood Feast more than lives up to its name and remains essential viewing for any self-respecting horror fan.

  • Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
  • Principal Cast: Mal Arnold, William Kerwin, Connie Mason, Lyn Bolton, Scott H. Hall
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1963
  • Running Time: 67 min.
  • Producer: David F. Friedman
  • Screenplay: Allison Louise Downe
  • Cinematographers: Herschell Gordon Lewis
  • Editors: Robert Sinise Frank Romolo
  • Music: Herschell Gordon Lewis
  • Filmography: Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964), The Wizard of Gore (1970)
  • Language: English