|The H.G. Lewis Collection|
/ 1963 / Color / 67 mins)
Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. Starring: William Kerwin, Harvey Korman (Blazing Saddles) Mal Arnold, Connie Mason, Scott H. Hall, Lyn Bolton, Toni Calvert and Sandra Sinclair.
Lunatic caterer Fuad Ramses prepares "an Egyptian feast" from assorted body parts collected from young women 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. An over-the-top classic that is both hilarious and outrageous, and the infamous "tongue scene" still make one gasp.
SCUM OF THE EARTH (USA / 1963 / B&W / 68 minutes)
Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. Produced by Dave Friedman. Starring Mal Arnold and Bill Kerwin.
Trying to earn money for college, Kim (Vickie Miles) is drawn into the degenerate world of the sleezy picture racket when she agrees to model for the "Scum of the Earth". Under the auspices of a sleazy photographer, Kim is soon posing topless before being blackmailed into appearing in raunchier shots, which lead to a police raid, two murders, and suicide.
TWO THOUSAND MANIACS (USA / 1964 / Color / 87 minutes / Not-Rated)
Written & Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. Starring Connie Mason, William Kerwin, Jeffrey Allen, Shelby Livingston, Ben Moore, Jerome Eden, Gary Bakeman and Mark Douglas.
The citizens of the southern town Pleasant Valley lure six Yankee tourists into town where they are to be the reluctant guests for the centennial celebration of the day a band of renegade Union troops decimated the town. The town then participates in events, a different event for each of the tourists, in which the tourist is dispatched. One couple begins to suspect something and seeks a way to escape.
ME BLOOD RED (USA / 1965 / color / 79 minutes / Not-Rated)
Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis and Produced by David F. Friedman. Starring Gordon Oas-Heim, Candi Conder, Elyn Warner, Scott H. Hall, Jerome Eden and Patricia Lee.
When his girlfriend, Gigi, cuts her finger on a frame, maniacal artist Adam Sorg, discovers a new shade of crimson that will make his artwork so special--human blood! Squeezing all he can out of his sliced-up fingers, Adam then stabs Gigi in the head, smears her face on a canvas and a macabre masterpiece is created. After his bloody new painting causes a sensation on the local art scene, a crazed Adam continues his work by extracting art supplies from murdering beautiful women. The final installment of Herschell Gordon Lewis' "Blood Trilogy."