Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore
Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010)

Explore the career of the filmmaker responsible for inventing the modern gore film in this documentary featuring interviews with such ardent fans and followers as Pink Flamingoes director John Waters and famed drive-in movie critic Joe Bob… More

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

nly cult enthusiasts will appreciate The Godfather of Gore as cinema history. The rest of us are left with a bunch of great stories about cheerfully unsavoury characters.

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Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

Initially enjoyable, the doc grows overindulgent of its subject.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This entertaining portrait of the legendary exploitation filmmaker is probably more fun than actually watching his films.

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Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

Crammed with clips, behind-the-scenes footage and other archival material, this documentary love letter to pioneering exploitation filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis is aimed squarely at fans of his boundary-testing gore and nudie movies.

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Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

It would be naive not to expect bad taste in a movie about bad taste.

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