The 13th Floor

R.I.P. Herschell Gordon Lewis, The “Godfather Of Gore”

We here at are terribly saddened to learn this morning that Herschell Gordon Lewis, known to most horror fans affectionately as “the Godfather of Gore,” is no longer with us.

Lisa Petrucci of Something Weird Video posted the following on their Facebook page this morning: “Very sad news. We’re sad to report that Herschell Gordon Lewis has passed away. He was 90 years old. Herschell was a dear friend and colleague of ours and will be missed very much. Our deepest sympathies to his wife Margot and his family. RIP to the Godfathrr of Gore…”

There are so many great titles in his filmography worth exploring. For those unfamiliar, there are great Blu-Ray releases for “The Blood Trilogy,” which features BLOOD FEAST, TWO THOUSAND MANIACS and COLOR ME BLOOD RED, as well as a double feature with THE WIZARD OF GORE and THE GORE GORE GIRLS if you’d like to delve into the wacky world of H.G. Lewis. He will be missed.


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