5.0/10
4,327
110 user 104 critic

Blood Feast (1963)

Unrated | | Horror | 6 July 1963 (USA)
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 tries to track him down.

Writer:

(screenplay) (as A. Louise Downe)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Six people are lured into a small Deep South town for a Centennial celebration where the residents proceed to kill them one by one as revenge for the town's destruction during the Civil War.

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Stars: Connie Mason, William Kerwin, Jeffrey Allen
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A crackpot artist kills various people to use their blood as his new crimson red color for his paintings.

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Stars: Gordon Oas-Heim, Candi Conder, Elyn Warner
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A ditsy reporter enlists the help of a sleazy private eye to solve a series of gory killings of female strippers at a Chicago nightclub.

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Stars: Frank Kress, Amy Farrell, Hedda Lubin
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A TV talk-show hostess and her boyfriend investigate a shady magician whom has the ability to hypnotize and control the thoughts of people in order to stage gory on-stage illusions using his powers of mind bending.

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Stars: Ray Sager, Judy Cler, Wayne Ratay
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A cannibal caterer kills various young women in preparation for a ritual feast for a long-dormant Egyptian goddess that has him under its control.

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Stars: Trey Bosworth, Lavelle Higgins, Mark McLachlan
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A naive and innocent teenage girl is blackmailed into modeling in the nude for a photographer who is in league with a teenage gang whose boss illegally sells photos of teenage girls being abused and degraded.

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Stars: William Kerwin, Allison Louise Downe, Lawrence J. Aberwood
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An accident victim makes a deal with a particularly hideous witch, in which he receives extraordinary ESP powers. He uses these powers to help the police solve crimes.

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Stars: Tony McCabe, Elizabeth Lee, William Brooker
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A demented, elderly woman has her mentally retarded son kill and scalp various young women to use their hair for her wig shop while a persistent coed tries to link various killings on a local Florida college campus to them.

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Stars: Elizabeth Davis, Gretchen Wells, Chris Martell
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A young teenage boy is blamed for a Florida neighborhood being terrorized. But the real culprits are a gang of four punks leading a group of local delinquents on a nihilistic lifestyle of destruction and mayhem.

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Stars: Ray Sager, Rodney Bedell, Agi Gyenes
Blood Feast (2016)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Fuad Ramses and his family have moved from the United States to France, where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts in a museum of ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Walz
Stars: Robert Rusler, Caroline Williams, Sophie Monk
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A businessman turns into a vampire after drinking brandy laced with vampire blood and sets out on an odyssey of killing the descendent's of Dracula's executioners.

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Stars: Bill Rogers, Elizabeth Wilkinson, William Kerwin
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Chuck Scott plays a country western singer who goes back home to the hills of Carolina where he gots caught up in a feud between some homeboy moonshiners and "the Revenoores".

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Stars: Charles Glore, Gordon Oas-Heim, Jeffrey Allen
Edit

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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Nothing so appalling in the annals of horror! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 July 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Egyptian Blood Feast  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$24,500 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,000,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Goofs

When Fuad is crushed by the truck's compact blades, a shot of his bloody hand shows that the truck is not moving. See more »

Quotes

[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.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

A Veritable Feast For the Eyes....of sorts
4 September 1999 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

Blood Feast by H. G. Lewis was the first splatter film ever made, and it changed the path of the horror film forever. Its importance, whether good or bad, is undeniable. The film is in many ways the very essence of amateurishness. I do not believe I have ever seen a film where no one...and I mean no one...had ANY acting ability. For me, the only one that comes closest is Mal Arnold as the Egyptian caterer Fuad Ramses. These people cannot laugh, cry, scream, or even speak with any degree of credibility at all. I mean you would have to train people to get results like this if you had wanted them to be like this in the first place. I can only think that maybe with the leads being so poor...the other actors had no inspiration. The direction is not a great deal better...but then the film was made in 9 days. The script is silly and filled with lamentable dialogue where every facet of the plot must be explained and re-explained. What then does this "classic" have going for it? Well, it is fun to watch. It will make you laugh at its unreal gore and its poor acting and direction. The gore is a given and it is abundant....bright red dapples and drapes the bodices of many victimized girls...all of which I might point out are very easy on the eyes...another plus for male viewers. The music, created by Lewis, is surprisingly very good and stylish, helping create the mood and pacing of the film. All in all, I recommend seeing Blood Feast for its ineptitude and the laughs it will derive. If you are a fan of horror, it is a must see to satisfy your curiosity of what caused the change from good horror stories to graphic horror films. The answer lies with Blood Feast.


17 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How on Earth this passed censors?! oknar1977
1963 bigdeal352
Blood Feast: The first splatter movie? Godzilla444
BLOOD FEAST/2000 Maniacs ON TCM 10/31. fcunmys
Rating? digitalfake
Why?? lewis_hurt
Discuss Blood Feast (1963) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?