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Blood Feast (1963)

 -  Horror  -  6 July 1963 (USA)
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An Egyptian caterer kills various women in suburban Miami to use their body parts to bring to life a dormant Egyptian goddess, while an inept police detective try to track him down.

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Det. Pete Thornton (as Thomas Wood)
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Frank, police captain
Christy Foushee ...
Trudy Sanders (as Toni Calvert)
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Tony, boy on beach
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Egyptian caterer busies himself collecting body parts from young maidens in order to bring Ishtar, an ancient goddess of good and evil back to life. When he has prepared enough parts for the ceremony, he hypnotizes a woman giving an engagement party for her daughter, at which he plans to perform the ancient rites of summons, using the daughter as his final sacrifice. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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6 July 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Egyptian Blood Feast  »

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$24,500 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,000,000 (USA)
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Producer David F. Friedman came up with some very effective publicity stunts for "Blood Feast" which included giving theater goers vomit bags reading "You may need this when you see 'Blood Feast'" and obtaining an injunction against the film in Sarasota, Florida, which of course only generated more interest in the film. See more »

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Ishtar was actually an ancient Babylonian mythological goddess, not an Egyptian one, though Lewis and Friedman were aware of this. See more »

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Radio Announcer: [voice] And now, some tragic local news. We have a report of another murder tonight. A young girl has been found dead in Rogers Park. The body was badly mutilated. Because of these murders, the police request that all women stay inside their homes after dark. If you must go out, please have someone accompany you. Keep your door locked.
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Check out this ancient Egyption feast!
8 January 2001 | by (Virginia, US) – See all my reviews

Oft-credited as the first traditional "gore" pic, 'Blood Feast' establishes all of typical conventions of the genre; including nubile, young women (including a Playboy Playmate), excessive blood and guts, and even some dark humor (including the "hamburger" line and the trash-compactor ending). It's also inept in every way, from the atrocious acting and horrible directing to the dumb-as-dirt characters. Hell, the most intelligent character in this movie is the murderer, Faud Ramses - what, with him having penned a seemingly popular non-fiction work and running a bang-up catering business to boot - and even he is not too bright, which unfortunately catches up with him in the end.

If you love bad movies in that MST3K kind of way, than this is one to see. It's laugh-a-minute riot (and you've go to love the score). So put down that copy of 'Ancient Weird Religious Rites' and check this movie out.


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