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Herschell Gordon Lewis, The Wizard of Gore, Dies At 87

Horror films created by Mr Lewis includes A Taste of Blood, The Wizard of Gore, The Gruesome Twosome, She-Devils on Wheels and Scum of the Earth!

  | September 27, 2016 10:48 IST (Los Angeles)
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Highlights

  • Herschell Gordon Lewis also directed Blood Feast, Two Thousand Man
  • He was popularly known as the 'godfather of gore'
  • Herschell Gordon Lewis' work also inspired Quentin Tarantino
Herschell Gordon Lewis, the maker of horror films, popularly known as the "godfather of gore," died at 87.
The director of such films as Blood Feast and Two Thousand Maniacs in his sleep at his home in Pompano Beach, Florida on Monday, said his spokesman James Saito.
Mr Lewis pioneered the horror genre in the 1960s known as the "splatter film," which intentionally focused on gore and gruesomeness.
His low-cost, envelope-pushing films unabashedly featured blood, violence and nudity.
Other horror films created by Mr Lewis includes A Taste of Blood, The Wizard of Gore, The Gruesome Twosome, She-Devils on Wheels and Scum of the Earth!.
Mr Lewis also worked in advertising and financed most of his own films.
John Waters, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino and James Gunn are among the modern-day filmmakers who were inspired by Mr Lewis' work.
Mr Gunn posted his condolences on Twitter:
 
 
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