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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Kerwin ...
Det. Pete Thornton (as Thomas Wood)
Mal Arnold ...
Connie Mason ...
Lyn Bolton ...
Scott H. Hall ...
Frank, police captain
Christy Foushee ...
Trudy Sanders (as Toni Calvert)
Ashlyn Martin ...
Marcy, girl on beach
Astrid Olson ...
Motel Victim
Sandra Sinclair ...
Pat Tracey
Gene Courtier ...
Tony, boy on beach
Louise Kamp ...
Janet Blake / Sacrificial Victim
Hal Rich ...
Hospital Doctor
Al Golden ...
Dr. Flanders
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Storyline

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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goddess | caterer | police | ceremony | rite | See more »

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Horror

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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6 July 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Egyptian Blood Feast  »

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Budget:

$24,500 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,000,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was filmed in Miami in only nine days and cost just under $25,000 (some sources say $60,000) and earned back millions for its creator and associates. See more »

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After the lecture, Suzette tells Pete she is afraid to go home alone in the dark so Pete volunteers to drive her. The next shot shows them driving, but it is clearly a bright sunny day. In the next shot they have stopped the car, and it is completely dark outside. See more »

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[first lines]
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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One of my favorite films...
9 July 2000 | by (Niagara Falls,Ny) – See all my reviews

I love Herschell Gordon Lewis. He's one of my favorite directors of all time. Now, I would definetly not want to follow any directing techniques he uses because his direction is awful. However, it is his ambition that I most admire. Blood Feast is the lowest of low budget films with campy dialogue, tons of fake gore, and acting that is beyond amateurish. But this is one horror movie I watch with a huge smile stretched across my face throughout the entire picture. Not because of it's outrageous campiness but because it is just so enjoyable.I love Lewis for the fact that he dished out these movies in a matter of weeks and they all made tons of money! It was his ambition and love of the new found splatter genre that kept him going and going. I believe he made, what, 6 movies in 1967? Don't see Blood Feast if you want to see award winning material. Don't even see it if you are in the mood to laugh at a horror film. See it because Lewis is a true innovator and is one to be admired, no matter how bad his films are.

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