Blood Feast is a 1963 American horror splatter film composed, shot and directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. The plot focuses on a psychopathic food caterer named Fuad Ramses who kills women so that he can include their body parts in his meals and perform sacrifices to his "Egyptian goddess" Ishtar. It is considered the first splatter film, and is notable for its tacky yet groundbreaking depictions of on-screen gore. It was highly successful, grossing $4 million against its minuscule $24,500 budget.
If you love inconsistencies, plot holes, illogical storylines, dumb police detectives and extremely hammy villains then you are in for a treat - this is the finest slice of vintage crap since "Plan 9 From Outer Space" and "perhaps the best unintentional comedy ever made!" (IMDB). According to producer David F. Friedman, the most difficult aspect of production was the fact that the women playing the victims couldn't stop giggling and laughing at what was being "done" to them on camera; not that he or Lewis cared that much, having infamously responded to a widely-circulated negative review with, "Herschell and I have often wondered who told the Variety scribe we were taking ourselves seriously." Friedman came up with some publicity stunts for the film, such as giving theater-goers "vomit bags" and intentionally taking out an injunction against the film in order to gain publicity.
So, this November, join us for some belated Halloween hokum as we invite you to experience the film that invented a sub-genre but also proved there was plenty of room for improvement! We'll also be celebrating our fourth anniversary at The Book Club so you'll be able to enjoy a piece of birthday cake with your crap film, and maybe win a terrible prize to boot.
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Reserve tickets at this website2018-11-14 19:00 2018-11-14 19:00 Europe/London Crap Film Club presents "Blood Feast" If you love inconsistencies, plot holes, illogical storylines, dumb police detectives and extremely hammy villains then you are in for a treat. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/11/14/crap-film-club-presents-blood-feast-186365 The Book Club,100-106 Leonard Street,London,
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