Offscreen Notes

H.G. Lewis RIP: September 26, 2016.

September 28th, 2016

Horror legend passes on at age 87 on September 26, 2016. A year after the Grand Guignol theatre shut down its doors forever in 1962 Lewis took over the mantle of goremeister with his groundbreaking Blood Feast (1963). Horror was never quite the same. Lewis followed Blood Feast with Two thousand Maniacs! (1964), Color Me Blood Red (1966), A Taste of Blood (1967), and others. Lewis’ films were never the slick article but showed the hand of an exploitation wizard, always pushing the envelope for taste and trying to offer audiences the type of sensationalism they would never find in mainstream cinema. R.I.P. Lewis.

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