The oldest movie on the official UK list of video nasties is getting a remake. Herschell Gordon Lewis's 1963 gore-geyser of fiendish splatter, Blood Feast, lives again to terrify a new generation.
Starring Robert Rusler, Caroline Williams, Sophie Monk, and Sadie Katz, 2016's Blood Feast adheres mostly to the plotlines of the original:
Fuad Ramses (Rusler) and his family have moved from the United States to France, where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts in a museum of ancient Egyptian culture.
During these long, lonely nights he is repeatedly drawn to a statue representing the seductive ancient goddess Ishtar (Katz). He becomes more and more allured by the goddess as she speaks to him in visions. Eventually he succumbs to her deadly charms.
After this pivotal night, Fuad begins a new life, in which murder and cannibalism become his daily bread. He starts to prepare a ritual feast to honor his new mistress, a lavish affair dripping with blood, organs, and intestines of human victims.
As butchered bodies are heaped upon the Altar of Ishtar, Fuad slowly slips further into madness until he is no more than the goddess’ puppet; and she thirsts for the blood of Fuad’s wife and daughter too…“
Check out the trailer for the 1963 original Blood Feast and think about how all that blood is gonna look with updated special effects.
There is no set release date for Blood Feast as yet, but the movie will come out some time in 2016. Follow their Facebook page for details.