Remaking any vintage horror can be a precarious business, so heaven knows the pressure of remaking one of the genre’s iconic entries.

Okay, let’s be fair here, Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Blood Feast is no piece of fine art, but the 1963 flick is certainly historic, widely regarded as the first ‘splatter flick’. And, in its own trashy way, it’s certainly entertaining.

Taking on the remake duties is German director Marcel Walz, with a cast including the likes of Robert Rusler (as Fuad Ramses), Sophie Monk and Caroline Williams.

Promising to be ‘gruesomely gory’ (would we expect anything else?), here’s the blurb:

Fuad Ramses and his family have moved to France where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts at the Museum of Ancient Egyptian culture. During the long, lonely nights he is drawn to a statue of the goddess Ishtar, which soon speaks to him in visions, sending him on a rampage of murder and cannibalism and the preparation of another ritual blood feast.

Blood Feast gets its world premiere at Frightfest on Saturday, August 27, and here’s the trailer to see if it tickles your taste buds:

 

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.