THE GODFATHER OF GORE SPEAKS: HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS DISCUSSES HIS FILMS (paperback)
Exploitation filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis is credited with single-handedly creating the gore genre with Blood Feast (1963), a low-budget shocker that would ultimately influence nearly every horror movie that followed, as well as “high-brow” films as varied as The Wild Bunch (1969) and Reservoir Dogs (1992).
Lewis, dubbed “The Godfather of Gore,” crafted more than thirty-five films in his ongoing career. Lewis explains in great detail his choices and motivations, from concept to finished product. Assisted by noted film historian Andrew J. Rausch, Lewis shares often hilarious anecdotes and provides analysis for the thirty-nine films that either directed or assisted with direction.