RIP Godfather of Gore

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  1. Ptflea2

    Ptflea2 Well-Known Member

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  2. Workshed

    Workshed A Barge Person

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    Wow. That is a name in Horror. The man directed films with classic titles--they don't name them like that anymore. RIP.
     
  3. Natas

    Natas Is it October yet?

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    Wow........shitty few days, indeed. RIP. My first exposure to him was Blood Feast 2 after a blind buy of the dvd at a closing rental store near my apartment. Fun flick.
     
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    RIP Hershell. Another Pittsburgh native gone. I loved 2000 Maniacs..my all time favorite of his films. That and The Gruesome Twosome.
     
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    I loved Two Thousand Maniacs! That film has a sinister yet campy vibe that cannot be replicated.
    A true original.
    R.I.P. H.G. Lewis.
     
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    Damn. RIP. 2016 has struck again.
     
  7. Natas

    Natas Is it October yet?

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    "I see film making as a business and pity anyone who regards it as an art form" ~ Herschell Gordon Lewis
     
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    Very sad. I know he lived a full life but terrible to have him gone. I've seen Blood Feast more times than any film other than Predator. Gore Gore Girls however is my favorite Lewis. RIP.
     
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    I did get to see the original Blood Feast in a theater 10 years ago. Rest in peace.
     
  10. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck Boom Shanka

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    He had a long life, but it still makes me quite sad to know that he's not "out there" somewhere.
    I'll be watching several of his movies next month.

    RIP HGL
     
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    I loved HG Lewis and was extremely fortunate to meet him at the one Fangoria Weekend of Horrors I went to in Brooklyn several years back. He was easily the most personable and friendly guy that I ever met at a convention and was genuinely flattered and happy to meet each and every one of his fans. I will always be a fan and will watch his classic pioneering movies for years to come. RIP, Godfather.
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    R.I.P. to a pioneer.
     
  13. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    Man, that bites (Egyptian style). RIP.

    He was still fairly active these last few years wasn't he? So it's sad to see him go.

    I'll have to watch the documentary and Gore Gore Girls, my favorite of his. And I think I'll slip in Blood Feast and Wizard of Gore into my October schedule. It's been a long time since I've seen anything of his. I didn't even unwrap the Blu-ray's SWV put out, and I picked up both soon after their initial release.
     
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    Rest In Peace.
     
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    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    RIP to the Godfather of Gore. He started a new genre, and basically independent film/American underground filmmaking itself would not be the same without him and his contributions. Met him in 2007 and he was genuinely friendly and talkative and chatted briefly about his career and transition to marketing/advertising.
     

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