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Blood Feast (1963)

Not Rated | | 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 tries to track him down.

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Allison Louise Downe (screenplay) (as A. Louise Downe)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Kerwin ... Det. Pete Thornton (as Thomas Wood)
Mal Arnold ... Fuad Ramses
Connie Mason ... Suzette Fremont
Lyn Bolton ... Mrs. Dorothy Fremont
Scott H. Hall ... Frank - police captain
Christy Foushee ... Trudy Sanders (as Toni Calvert)
Ashlyn Martin Ashlyn Martin ... Marcy - girl on beach
Astrid Olson Astrid Olson ... Motel Victim
Sandra Sinclair Sandra Sinclair ... Pat Tracey
Gene Courtier Gene Courtier ... Tony - boy on beach
Louise Kamp ... Janet Blake / Sacrificial Victim
Hal Rich Hal Rich ... Hospital Doctor
Al Golden 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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A nightmare of pure gore in BLOOD COLOR See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Egyptian Blood Feast See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,500 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,000,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

The 2001 Tartan Video UK DVD release was cut by the BBFC to remove 23 secs of shots of Ramses's whip hitting the girl in his back room. These were replaced with shots of the statue's head and Ramses's face. The BBFC waived these cuts for the 2005 Odeon DVD issue. See more »

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Gordon Lewis Rules
12 February 2004 | by yediotmSee 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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