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Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary | Video 27 September 2011
Gory, Gory, Hallelujah! Take an outrageous ride through the wild world of exploitation films with this often-hilarious documentary, HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS, THE GODFATHER OF GORE!
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Credited cast:
Mal Arnold ... Himself
John Bloom ... Himself
Jerome Eden ... Himself
David F. Friedman David F. Friedman ... Himself
Frank Henenlotter ... Himself
Daniel Krogh Daniel Krogh ... Himself
Herschell Gordon Lewis ... Himself
Connie Mason ... Herself (archive footage)
Steven Poster ... Himself
Andy Romanoff Andy Romanoff ... Himself
Ray Sager ... Himself
Vincent Santo Vincent Santo ... Himself
Kevin Thomas Kevin Thomas ... Himself
Catherine Thornton Catherine Thornton ... Puppet show attendee
John Waters ... Himself
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Gory, Gory, Hallelujah! Take an outrageous ride through the wild world of exploitation films with this often-hilarious documentary, HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS, THE GODFATHER OF GORE!

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The original version had 64 minutes of footage deleted which include more interviews and showcases more archive footage of more Lewis movies which include Living Venus, Scum of the Earth, Suburban Roullette, Miss Nynphet's Zap-In, Linda and Abernine, and Year of the Yahoo! See more »

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A virtual history of early exploitation cinema
21 August 2010 | by PKazeeSee all my reviews

More than just a review of Lewis's career, this excellent film presents a history of early independent exploitation film production, an era - says Lewis - that had its fate sealed when Sam Peckinpah adapted what Lewis was doing and released THE WILD BUNCH with major studio money behind it.

Includes interviews with John Waters, Joe Bob Briggs, Frank Henenlotter, Drew Friedman and - of course - the master himself, H.G. Lewis. And naturally, there are clips and/or trailers from many of his films, incl. "Blood Feast", Two Thousand Maniacs!", "She-Devils on Wheels," "Just for the Hell of It", "Blast-Off Girls", "Gruesome Twosome" and "Wizard of Gore". It really doesn't get much more fun that this.


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