Newest cult favorite from famed director Herschell Gordon Lewis, known for BloodFeast 1 & 2, 2000 Maniacs, Wizard of Gore, and The Gore Gore Girls. Cameo by Troma honcho Lloyd Kaufman (The ... See full summary »
Herschell Gordon Lewis
Joel D. Wynkoop
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.
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.
Herschell Gordon Lewis
A redneck con artist sets himself up as a preacher in a small Deep South town to run his moonshine distillery and clashes with a number of locals and a federal agent bent on shutting his operation down.
In 1963, Herschell Gordon Lewis and David Friedman released a film titled BLOOD FEAST, which was so gory and shocking for its time that it made back over 150 times its budget. This began a long running of series of gore films directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis, which ultimately resulted in the popularity of gore films in the 1970s and still exists today.
When the 1970s hit, Herschell Gordon Lewis realized that the "gore films" were getting popular and more and more filmmakers were doing it. So, therefore, he decided to make one more of his gore films, titled THE GORE GORE GIRLS, and then he completely disappeared from the film making business.
In the early 2000s, Lewis and Friedman decided to re-unite to make history repeat itself again, by making a gore film that would beat out the violence factor of all the movies that were coming out. Because of the high popularity and cult following of BLOOD FEAST, They decided that it was only right to make this new film a sequel to it, thus came BLOOD FEAST 2000, which would later be re-titled BLOOD FEAST 2: ALL YOU CAN EAT.
Blood Feast 2: All You Can Eat begins with Fuad Ramses III, the grandson of Fuad Ramses: the infamous twisted killer from the first film. Fuad III has just inherited his grandfather's old business where he use to take the young girls, kill them, and cook them. When Fuad III comes across the statue of Ishtar, the statue takes hold of him, and he begins hacking up young girls. Thus, the family's violent history is now repeating itself.
The first thing that you have to realize when watching this film is that it is in no way, shape, or form, supposed to be a "serious" horror film. It is a comedy film with incredibly outrageous and extreme scenes of gore. Anyone who is going into this film expecting something serious toned like Herschell Gordon Lewis' original films is going to be very disappointed. When you watch this film, watch it so you can have some good laughs and see some awesome gore effects.
The movie is without a doubt one of the goriest films I have ever seen. Probably in like the top 5 goriest movies I have ever seen. Every death scene is taken to the extreme limit with blood, guts, severed body parts, people being skinned, etc etc. It is a good thing that it is handled in a comedic form, because if it weren't then it would probably be too much for people to handle.
The film is very skimpy and trash with female nudity around every corner, but my guess is that most people won't mind that. This movie has one of the most beautiful females I have ever seen getting completely naked and walking around her house Good stuff. Some of the actors are pretty awful, but that just adds on to the films funniness. Some of the other actors are actually pretty good, and I feel like they could go on to do bigger budget movies if they ever get noticed.
The screenplay, written by W. Boyd Ford, is without a doubt better then the original BLOOD FEAST screenplay, and Herschell Gordon Lewis' directing skills have defiantly improved since his early gore pictures. This movie is 10 out of 10, a must see! Right now, HGL is trying to get backing for his next movie GRIM FAIRY TALES, aka WIN, LOSE, OR DIE, and David Friedman is currently producing a remake of the cult classic SHE FREAK.
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