Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror filmmaker known as the “godfather of gore,” died Monday at 87.
The director of such films as “Blood Feast” and “Two Thousand Maniacs” died in his sleep at his home in Pompano Beach, Florida, his spokesman James Saito said.
Lewis pioneered the horror genre in the 1960s known as the “splatter film,” which intentionally focused on gore and gruesomeness.
His low-cost, envelope-pushing films unabashedly featured blood, violence and nudity.
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