As a child who loved horror movies in the late sixties/early seventies the mainstream glut of fear was cool at first, but once a kid touched bottom only to find that dreaded Classic Monster verses Abbot and Costello endgame, the thrill was gone. Oh don't misunderstand, there was always a Hammer film on the horizon or a new cinematic gem being offered by your favorite Horror Host for you to enjoy, its just that a young mind longed for more. Something weird, something unwholesome and creepy. Enter 'Blood Feast'.
Made in 1963, directed by exploitation genius Herschell Gordon Lewis, and produced on the thinnest of shoestrings by David F. Friedman, 'Blood Feast' was history in the making. Our story follows The Fremont's and there search for the perfect caterer for their daughter Suzette's (Connie Mason) birthday party. She has a thing for ancient Egypt and the local Det. Pete Thornton (Bill Kerwin). As luck would have it Mrs. Fremont finds the perfect man for their party needs, Fuad Ramses (Mal Arnold). What they don't know is that Fuad is a crazed killer building a Goddess out of the body parts of his lovely dismembered lady victims. Yes, Mr. Ramses is a blood lusting killer.
'Blood Feast' is perfect for any horror/gore lover. It is filled with beautiful girls torn asunder in ways that the big screen had never seen before. Lewis and Friedman would make a name for themselves with this film and follow it up with two more crimson treats that would round out what would later be called their "Blood Trilogy". If you call yourself a horror fan and have not seen this film, you simple must. In fact do yourself a favor and take a look at the bloody side of exploitation. It is a little glimpse back to a time where imaginations still ran wild in a genre of forbidden cinema that oozed imagination and a kind of originality that lacks in today's found footage, everyone who has an i phone can make a movie, society. So,take a trip back to your forgotten longings from youth and satisfy them with this salacious low budget wonder.