Thursday, March 10, 2011

Big Screen Big Apple- More Godfather of Gore action this Saturday at Anthology

The Hershell Gordon Lewis love continues through Saturday with an afternoon screening of Blood Feast(1963), a movie that could be considered single-handedly responsible for changing the direction of horror. This is the movie that put HG on the movie history radar.

(Edit: I've also just discovered that Spectacle Theater in Williamsburg is going to be screening Blood Feast at Midnight. For those of you interested in beer and popcorn with your exploitation I highly recommend hoofing in to Williamsburg if you can't make it to the East Village.)

IMDB says - "Egyptian caterer busies himself collecting body parts from young maidens in order to bring Ishtar, an ancient goddess of good and evil back to life. When he has prepared enough parts for the ceremony, he hypnotizes a woman giving an engagement party for her daughter, at which he plans to perform the ancient rites of summons, using the daughter as his final sacrifice."

Saturday March 12th at 5:15 PM, Anthology Film Archive 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St.)

Before he was knighted as the Godfather of Gore, Lewis had made a name for himself in the early exploitation department, making nudie cutie films. Stick around the East Village for a couple of hours after Blood Feast by walking a couple of blocks over to B-Side on Ave B for a couple of happy hour drinks. Then head back to Anthology for a 9:30 screening of Scum of The Earth(1963).

IMDB says - "Kim Sherwood is a young and naive teenager who is asked by a friend to model for a shady photographer, named Harmon, whom works for an unscrupulous businessman whom is in league with a local Miami teenage gang in illegally selling photos of young girls in the nude being used and abused. When Kim wants out, the gangster Mr. Lang, blackmails her into staying on by using his strong-armed thugs to enforce order."

Saturday March 12th and Sunday the 13th, at 9:30 PM, Anthology Film Archive 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St.)

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