Blood Feast
Blood Feast (1963)

Crude exploitation filmmaker, Herschell Gordon Lewis strayed not a hair from his usual style (or lack of) with this gruesome feature. Attempting to evoke the spirit of an ancient Egyptian love goddess, a wacko freak-boy hacks up tender… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1963
DVD Release Date: February 22, 2000
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Anton Bitel

while it might be tempting to dismiss Herschell Gordon Lewis' low-budget, utterly tawdry smorgasbord of sensationalism as dumb-assed trash, it is too self-aware to merit such dismissal. Hell, it even ends in a literal trash yard...

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Rob Gonsalves

Proto-splatter from the Godfather of Gore.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Once you get past the now hokey gore, there's nothing left.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the masterpieces of truly feckless cinema, an epic fail of such grandeur that Ed Wood himself would be hard-pressed to do better. Worse. You know what I mean.

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TV Guide

Unfortunately, while it certainly broke new ground in terms of explicit gore, it isn't a very good film.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Claims to be the first splatter film.

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It features some of the worst performances ever to besmeer the silver screen. These, coupled with a ridiculous plot, ludicrous special effects and several bizarre deaths make the film pass beyond the realms of 'so bad it's good' into downright hilarity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Salmons
The tagline is "nothing so appalling in the annals of horror history". Now I don't know about all of that, but for its age, it is pretty gory.… More
Conner Rainwater
Probably one of the most unintentionally interesting horror movies ever made. It's so campy and terrible that you can't help but laugh and have a good… More
Keiko Aya
Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis and Starring William Kerwin, Mal Arnold, Connie Mason, Lyn Bolton and Scott H. Hall Not really going to write much so...… More
Cassandra Maples
Nothing so appalling in the annals of horror! You'll recail and shudder as you witness the slaughter and mutilation of nubile youngs girls in a bizarre… More
Aj V
Wow, this movie is really creepy and gross. H. G. Lewis is the best in those areas, and this is another of his greatly disturbing, yet very low budget and… More
Stella Dallas
hilariously bad, ridiculously bloody, horrible acting, no production values ...i'm sure it was shocking back in the day, now it's just funny