Godfather of Gore and director of such horror classics as The Wizard of Gore and 2000 Maniacs Herschel Gordon Lewis has passed away at the age of 86, with the cause of death currently unreleased.
Lewis’s 1963 classic Blood Feast has long been cited as one of the most influential films in film history, starting the Gore genre and leading to countless imitators. His death will be a bloody hole in the hearts of horror fans everywhere. The Shed gives it condolences to Lewis’s friends and family. Rest In Piece Herschel; keep the red stuff flowing on the other side.
Jeffrey Scott is Head Writer for the Blood Shed and eats, drinks, and bleeds horror. You can send him harassing messages at Headoasp@gmail.com
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