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Blood Feast (1963)

Unrated  |   |  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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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
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Pat Tracey
Gene Courtier ...
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Louise Kamp ...
Janet Blake / Sacrificial Victim
Hal Rich ...
Hospital Doctor
Al Golden ...
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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 <>

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6 July 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Egyptian Blood Feast  »

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$24,500 (estimated)


$4,000,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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The actor originally cast as the police captain did not show up for filming, and Scott H. Hall, a talker for the Ringling Brothers sideshow who had also worked for the Billard Brothers circus in '48 and '49 with "Blood Feast" producer David F. Friedman, stepped into the role. He'd originally been hired for the project in various other capacities. 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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Gordon Lewis Rules
12 February 2004 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Herschell is maybe my favorite gore director. The person who invented genres off handedly, does it again - for the first time! Wonderful colors, very disturbing plot. John Waters used to watch these films as a young man. One could see Herschell's effect on Waters later films like 'Pink Flamingos' when you look at Herschells colors (color me blood red) and the trashy- campy acting, costumes and settings. When I think of flesh Water's star Divine - i have to admit - Waters saved some of that gore effect that Herschell has in his films. The effect of real fleshy gore!

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