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BLOOD FEAST REMAKE WORLD PREMIERE AT FRIGHTFEST 2016
“This project makes one of my longest dreams come true. The original one changed my whole life. To realise the remake of the cult movie BLOOD FEAST feels like winning the lottery to me.“ - Marcel Welz
It's fair to say that remakes can divide opinion among horror fans. And when the subject of a remake is one that marks a milestone in the history of the genre, you can understand why some fans would start to get twitchy about it. Few films are associated with such a pivotal shift in the genre as Herschell Gordon Lewis's Blood Feast, widely regarded to be the first ever splatter movie and one that has had a cult following since its release in 1963. The helm of this remake is under the control of German director Marcel Welz, who started his filmmaking career at the age of 17 before studying at the MFA Film Academy in Spain. His 2009 torture-porn film La Petite Mort was an international breakthrough with gorehounds due to the special effects work of German gore supremo, Olaf Ittenbach. Through the following years he has continued to direct horror films and notched up another eleven features before the opportunity to shoot Blood Feast came along.
Read on for the official info, trailer and stills.
52 years ago, cinema was forever changed with the birth of the SPLATTER FILM. Herschell Gordon Lewis delivered his tale of a psychotic caterer to the big screen with unprecedented scenes of on-screen gore, groundbreaking for its time. It is with his blessing and support that we return to the original film for a remake.
Fuad Ramses and his family have moved from the United States to France, where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts in a museum of ancient Egyptian culture. During these long, lonely nights he is repeatedly drawn to a statue representing the seductive ancient goddess ISHTAR.
He becomes more and more allured by the goddess as she speaks to him in visions. Eventually, he succumbs to her deadly charms. After this pivotal night, Fuad begins a new life, in which murder and cannibalism become his daily bread. He starts to prepare a ritual FEAST to honour his new mistress, a lavish affair dripping with BLOOD, organs, and intestines of human victims.
As butchered bodies are heaped upon the Altar of Ishtar, Fuad slowly slips further into madness, until he is no more than the goddess’s puppet; and she thirsts for the blood of Fuad’s wife and daughter too...
Blood Feast receives its premiere on Saturday 27th August at 10.45pm in Horror Channel Screen, 6.15pm in Arrow Video Screen and 9.00pm in Splice Media Screen. For tickets go to: https://www.frightfest.co.uk/tickets.html
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