Exploitation experts Frank Henenlotter and Jimmy Maslon direct this bloody documentary that pays tribute to the films of Herschell Gordon Lewis, a cockeyed visionary known as the “Godfather of Gore” who invented the gore film genre in the 1960s.
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A splendid tribute/history of the accidental birth of one chapter of midnight movie history. The volume of people that Hennenlotter and Maslon dug up for interviews would be staggering enough if each weren't so fascinating and charismatic. For something that received all the fanfare of a DVD extra, it's one of the most engaging documentaries about filmmaking I've ever seen. Course, I could watch Lewis footage all day
Revealing and expertly-crafted documentary about the films of HG Lewis. Hilariously self-deprecating and wonderfully nostalgic. Made by the guy who created Basket Case and Brain Damage, no less. Definitely worth a watch if you like grindhouse cinema.