Blood Feast released July 6, 1963
Blood Feast (also known as Egyptian Blood Feast and Feast of Flesh) is a 1963 American horror film directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis, often considered the first “splatter film”. It was produced by David F. Friedman. The screenplay was written by Alison Louise Downe, who had previously appeared in several of Lewis’s other films. Lewis also wrote the film’s score.
Was filmed in Miami in only nine days and cost just under $25,000 (some sources say $60,000) and earned back millions for its creator and associates.
Prints issued at drive-ins in New York carried the advertising title “Egyptian Blood Feast”, though the title card remains the same.
This was the oldest film on the UK DPP 72 list of official video nasties.
Filed under: Horror
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