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Herschell Gordon Lewis, a Pioneer of Gore Cinema, Dies at 90

Mr. Lewis set the bar for low-budget horror in movies like “Blood Feast” that went on to inspire filmmakers like Wes Craven and Quentin Tarantino.
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