The Art of Cinema #83


Blood Feast
(Herschel Gordon Lewis; 1962)

5 comments:

swac said...

"Introducing Connie Mason..."

According to IMDb, she went on to have bit parts in Tell Me You Love Me, Junie Moon...Lovers and Other Strangers....Diamonds Are Forever....and The Godfather Part II!

Still, it doesn't match her fine work in Two Thousand Maniacs.

Bob Keser said...

Ummm, how many other movies were filmed in *BLOOD COLOR*? Just wondering. (It would have been ideal for FANTASTIC VOYAGE, no?)

Brooklyn Blowhard said...

Do you guys remember a movie where they passed out vomit bags as a gimmick? The title escapes me, it was something like this classic.

Tom Sutpen said...

King Blowhard asked:

Do you guys remember a movie where they passed out vomit bags as a gimmick? The title escapes me, it was something like this classic.

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It was this very film, "Blood Feast", where that gimmick was employed. Of course, William Castle was the Past Master of such promotional stuntwork, but I don't think he (or anyone) ever did the Vomit Bag routine before Lewis did it here.

Richard Gibson said...

For the longest time I had this poster on my wall, I would often wonder who Connie Mason was. I'd never heard of her.

Last year I met and had lunch with Herschell Gordon Lewis and his wife, he's a very friendly approachable guy and always responds to emails you send him. He's a very clever man.

I think he recently made Blood Feast 2 but is less active in films. I think many owe him a debt for kicking off the whole blood and guts thing. I first heard about him on The Incredibly Strange Film show in the 1980's - all his films were very hard to see here in UK and not very well known.