The Herschell Gordon Lewis FEAST

The Herschell Gordon Lewis FEAST

In 1963, director Herschell Gordon Lewis pulled a cow’s tongue out of an actress’ mouth on camera, and in doing so, changed the landscape of horror cinema forever. That sequence was just one of numerous gruesome gags featured in Blood Feast, the film credited as being the world’s first gore movie. It’s no exaggeration to say that the modern gross-out movies of today owe their very existence to the pioneering efforts of H.G. Lewis.

But whilst Lewis is most widely celebrated for his blood-and-guts epics (Two Thousand Maniacs!, The Wizard of Gore et al.), there’s more to the prolific director than splatter. From tales of sordid photographers (Scum of the Earth) to sex robots (How to Make a Doll), from biker girl-gangs (She-Devils on Wheels) to youths-run-amok (Just for the Hell of It), and from psychic witches (Something Weird) to hard liquor-loving hillbillies (Moonshine Mountain), the filmography of H.G. Lewis reads like a veritable wish-list of exploitation movie madness.

Now, FEAST gets the ARROW treatment and we are proud to present fourteen of the Godfather of Gore’s most essential films, collected together at last and packed full of eye-popping bonus content. So put your feet up, pour yourself a glass of good ol’ moonshine, and prepare yourself for a feast – H.G. Lewis style!

The Herschell Gordon Lewis FEAST
  • Stephen Thrower on The Gore Gore Girls

    Author Stephen Thrower discusses The Gore Gore Girls

  • A Hot Night at the Go Go Lounge!

    A short dance film by Herschell Gordon Lewis from 1966.

  • Weirdsville with Jeffrey Sconce

    Film Scholar Jeffrey Sconce on H.G. Lewis' Something Weird

  • Blood Feast - Trailer

    The filmography of late movie maverick Herschell Gordon Lewis brims with the mad, macabre, and just downright bizarre. But perhaps the most unhinged of all his directorial efforts, and certainly the most influential, must surely be his original gore-fest Blood Feast - the first ever splatter movi...

  • The Gruesome Twosome - Trailer

    After dabbling in the unlikely world of children's entertainment with the likes of Jimmy, the Boy Wonder and The Magic Land of Mother Goose, in 1967 Godfather of Gore Herschell Gordon Lewis returned to genre he helped create with the delightfully depraved The Gruesome Twosome! The young women of ...

  • Scum of the Earth - Trailer

    From the shadows of the sordid haunts... they slither like predatory beasts to stalk their prey! A young college co-ed, Kim Sherwood, naively agrees to pose for some glamour shots to earn a quick buck towards her tuition. But when the sleazy photographer begins to blackmail her into taking more a...