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Motion Picture Purgatory: Herschell Gordon Lewis – Godfather of Gore

Fantasia 2010 is in full swing, and one of the films that has already screened is the mostly well received documentary Herschell Gordon Lewis – The Godfather of Gore. Dread Central’s favorite cartoonist Rick Trembles is also a resident of Montreal and a regular attendee of the annual film fest so of course he had to weigh in with his 2 cents on the film.

HGL – The Godfather of Gore was directed by Frank Henenlotter and Jimmy Maslon; a brief synopsis follows:

Featuring cult director John Waters, Drive-In Movie Critic Joe Bob Briggs, Herschell Gordon Lewis himself, and a “cast of thousands,” you’ll witness the innocent bare-naked era of Nudie-Cuties before Lewis shocked the world with Blood Feast, the first ever gore film! Experience a decade of motion picture madness – with tons of clips, rare outtakes, testimony from the people who were there, and a rabid sense of humor – as Herschell Gordon Lewis – The Godfather of Gore leaves you laughing and screaming at the most amazing motion pictures to ever play American movie theaters!

Evil Andy already provided us with his Herschell Gordon Lewis – The Godfather of Gore review. Look below to see how it compares with Trembles’ take.

Just offal!

Rick Trembles' Herschell Gordon Lewis - The Godfather of Gore review!

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