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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 »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Feast of Flesh 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:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Included on TIME Magazine's list of the Top 25 Horror Films of All-Time. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Spin-off Mardi Gras Massacre (1978) See more »

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User Reviews

"Have you ever had...an Egyptian FEAST!!!!!!"
11 May 2000 | by SushimanSee all my reviews

Holy canoli! I decided to rent "Blood Feast" on a whim because I had heard that this movie was terrible, so terrible that one would wholly laugh their ass off. Let me begin by saying that this movie WAS hilarious! The funny thing is is that it wasn't meant to be a comedy. That's the ironic thing. I laughed at everything in this movie. The beginning scene where the woman gets her eye cut out is definitely the worst edit in motion picture history(if you've seen it you'll know what I'm talking about!) The actors - They didn't seem believable. Were they reading cue cards? The funniest actor award goes to the guy who played Tony, the victim on the beach (Were those Real tears that he was crying?) The music - that violin song is the funniest song. It's even funnier when you listen to it drunk or stoned. And those drum beats? Ahhh...soothing! However, I'll give it to HG Lewis for creating what is highly regarded as the "1st Gore Film." Can you imagine Faces of Death without gore? Or even Saving Private Ryan? All in all, it's a film for both horror fans and the types of people who want to laugh themselves to death for an hour straight!


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