No photo available. Represent Herschell Gordon Lewis? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 548 this week

Herschell Gordon Lewis

Only one film-maker can claim the title "Godfather of Gore." That peculiar but apt identification seems to be the exclusive property of Herschell Gordon Lewis. With an unusual background that included teaching English Literature to college students, producing and directing television commercials, and voicing radio and television commercials, ... See full bio »

Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick Tease 'Trolls' at Comic-Con

Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick, stars of the new animated movie Trolls, sit down with Kevin Smith on the IMDb yacht at San Diego Comic-Con 2016.

On Amazon Video

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 people
created 07 Apr 2011
 
a list of 35 people
created 29 Mar 2012
 
a list of 35 people
created 04 Sep 2012
 
a list of 31 people
created 14 Feb 2015
 
list image
a list of 36 people
created 03 Apr 2015
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Herschell Gordon Lewis's work have you seen?

User Polls

2 wins. See more awards »

Known For

Two Thousand Maniacs!
(1964)
Blood Feast
Blood Feast Director
(1963)
Color Me Blood Red
(1965)
The Wizard of Gore
(1970)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (37 credits)
 1971 Black Love (as R.L. Smith)
 1970 Miss Nymphet's Zap-In (as Sheldon Seymour)
 1969 Linda and Abilene (as Mark Hansen)
 1969 The Ecstasies of Women (as Mark Hansen)
 1968 The Alley Tramp (as Armand Parys)
 1965 Sin, Suffer and Repent (Documentary)
 1965 Color Me Blood Red (as Herschell G. Lewis)
 1965 Monster a-Go Go (uncredited)
 1963 Scum of the Earth (as Lewis H. Gordon)
 1963 Bell, Bare and Beautiful (as Lewis H. Gordon)
 1963 Goldilocks and the Three Bares (as Lewis H. Gordon)
 1963 Blood Feast
 1963 Boin-n-g (as Lewis H. Gordon)
 1962 Nature's Playmates (as Lewis H. Gordon)
 1962 Daughter of the Sun (as Lewis H. Gordon)
 1961 The Adventures of Lucky Pierre (as Lewis H. Gordon)
 1961 Living Venus
Show Show Actor (23 credits)
Show Show Producer (24 credits)
Show Show Writer (23 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (20 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (11 credits)
Show Show Composer (8 credits)
Show Show Special effects (3 credits)
Show Show Sound department (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Production designer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (14 credits)
Show Show Self (30 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "How to Handle Your Own Public Relations" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 6 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Lewis H. Gordon | Mark Hansen | Marvin Lester | H.G. Lewis | Herschell G. Lewis | Georges Parades | George Parades | Armand Parys | Armand Pays | Francis X. Ploitation | Marvin Lester Schmidt | Sheldon S. Seymour | Sheldon Seymour | Seymour Sheldon | R.L. Smith

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[about Connie Mason during an interview with John Waters] She never knew a line. Not ever. Nor could she ever be on the set on time. What we did in Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964) was to pull about two-thirds of her lines in order to finish on time. I often felt if one took the key out of Connie's back, she'd simply stand in place. See more »

Trivia:

Heads his own advertising and consulting firm, Communicomp, based in Plantation Florida. Writes a regular series of articles, "Copy That Sells", for Direct Marketing magazine, and is the copywriting columnist for Catalog Age. See more »

Nickname:

Godfather Of Gore

Star Sign:

Gemini

Message Boards

Recent Posts
My HG Lewis Collection SmakethDown638
H G Lewis new movie! marc-838
Make Zombificador Happen! SmakethDown638
Discuss Herschell Gordon Lewis on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page