Exclusive stills from remake of splatter classic.
SHOCK got a sneak peak at director Marcel Walz’s straight up remake of gore porn pioneer H.G. Lewis’s groundbreaking splatter classic BLOOD FEAST and we were rather impressed.
Taking a less campy and more psychological approach, the film transplants its action from fetid Florida to Paris, where actor Robert Rusler (VAMP, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2) stars as Fuad Ramses, a family man who opens up a diner in France and proceeds to lose his marbles…and gain an ungodly appetite for human flesh.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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 honor 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…
This new BLOOD FEAST is ample disgusting (with perverse Ryan Nicholson FX) but also stylish, darkly funny, weird, baroque and offers great turns by Rusler and, as his long suffering wife, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE PART 2’s Caroline Williams. The beautiful Sadie Katz also stars as the phantasmagorical Ishtar and Sophie Monk as the Ramses’ daughter.
No word on a locked release date yet but SHOCK was slipped a few exclusive stills for you to, er, feast your eyes on.