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Herschell Gordon Lewis, ‘Godfather of Gore,’ Dead at 87

Filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis, who is often referred to as "the Godfather of Gore," died Monday morning. He was 87 years old. Best remembered for his shocking low-budget horror movies of the 1960s, which included Blood Feast (1963), Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964), and The Gruesome Twosome (1967), Lewis pioneered the ... More »
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