Herschelle Gordon Lewis, the director of horror known as the “Godfather of Gore,” has died at the age of 87.
Moderated by films such as blood feast, gruesome twosome and two thousand lunatics.
James Saito and confirmed by his spokesman Gordon Lewis died in his sleep at his home in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Director pioneer in horror films in the 1960s known as the “splatter film,” which deliberately focuses on Gore and industry.
Blood, violence and nudity are usually strongly appeared in his films – many of which were financed himself.
It included other horror films directed by Gordon Lewis taste of blood,
gore and processor of Color Me Blood Red only for the hell of it.
John Waters, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino and James Gunn among filmmakers in the modern era who were inspired by his work.
Gunn posted his condolences on Twitter, writing: “RIP Herschell Gordon Lewis,
the creator of the films patches and director of Blood Feast and two thousand lunatics and changed the cinema.”
Gordon Lewis was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1929.
He went on to study journalism at the university
and became a professor of English literature at the University of Mississippi.
Director worked briefly for a radio station in Oklahoma before joining the advertising agency in Chicago,
where the TV ads.
The first film credit Gordon Lewis in 1959 with the release of prime time,
which was produced, and two years later, he directed his first film – the life of Venus.
He continued directing films for the next ten years
but took a break in 1972 after the Gore Gore Girls to work in the field of marketing.
He returned to filmmaking in 2002 with Blood Feast 2: All U can eat.
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