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Blood Feast (1963)

Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. Cast: Thomas Wood, Mal Arnold, Connie Mason, Lyn Bolton, Scott H. Hall. Set in Miami, police are baffled by a series of grisly murders that involve ritualistic dismemberment. A deranged Egyptian caterer name Fuad Ramses goes around hacking up beautiful young gals and brings their body parts back to his temple as an offering to the goddess Ishtar. Special features: Audio commentary by director Herschell Gordon Lewis and producer David F. Friedman ; original theatrical trailer ; rare outtakes ; actors Thomas Wood and Harvey Korman demonstrate how to slice meat in the grisly educational short subject," Carving magic" (20 min.); gallery of exploitation art. 87 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
Semmerling, Tim Jon. "Black Sunday: The Loss of Frontier Heroism (1976)." In: "Evil" Arabs in American popular film : orientalist fear Austin : University of Texas Press, 2006. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: MAIN: PN1995.9.A68 S46 2006)

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