Herschell Gordon Lewis

Herschell Gordon Lewis – Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)

Synopsis:
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. Read More »

Herschell Gordon Lewis – Boin-n-g (1963)

Quote:
What could be better than Dave Friedman and Herschell Gordon Lewis lampooning themselves and the sexploitation industry? Well…OK, fine.. a lot of things, but it’s fun to watch just the same.

Two aspiring filmmakers get their start in the “nudie cutie” business after watching a Daughter of the Sun w/ The Adventures of Lucky Pierre double feature (two previous Lewis/Friedman productions). Read More »

Herschell Gordon Lewis – Something Weird (1967)

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Cronin Mitchell (Tony McCabe) is an average guy whose face is disfigured by a falling electrical power line in which he somehow acquires the gift/curse of strange psychic powers. After withdrawing from public life, ‘Mitch’ makes a living as a fortune teller when he’s approached by an ugly hag who offers to restore his good looks if he becomes her lover. Mitch reluctantly agrees, and although his face is restored, people around him see his lover as an attractive young woman named Ellen (Elizabeth Lee). When news of Mitch’s psychic powers leak out, he goes on the road with Ellen from city to city and town to town helping people solve crimes. After expelling a ghost from a funeral home, Mitch and Ellen are sent to a small Illinois town to find the identity of a serial killer. But the government sends along a crackpot psychiatrist/playboy, named Dr. Alex Jordan (William Brooker), to oversee the case and possibly debunk Mitch’s psychic abilities. When Dr. Jordan turns his sights on Ellen and plots to steal her away from Mitch, she goes to great efforts to prevent that from happening while helping Mitch try to find the serial killer. Read More »

Herschell Gordon Lewis – Color Me Blood Red (1965)

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SUMMARY
An eccentric artist is panned by a well-known critic at his opening for not having a good color sense, so he starts a new series, using his own blood to paint. Soon he is weakened and must find other sources of blood to continue his paintings.
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