Horror Filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis dies aged 87

Movie News: Herschell Gordon Lewis

Herschell Gordon Lewis is credited by many for making the first ever splatter horror movie.

That film, Blood Feast (1963) cost around $24,000 to make and went on to take around $4 million.

He died on Monday, 26th September 2016 in Florida aged 87.

Born 15th June 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he made / directed several horror films including, Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964) & The Gruesome Twosome (1967).

However in 2002 he returned to the film in which he made his name in 1963, with the sequel Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat.

I’ll leave you with this taster of his films… (Note there is plenty of gore!)

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