Blood Feast: The acclaimed remake of the gore classic reveals its official theatrical poster
The official, long-awaited remake of Herschell Gordon Lewis‘ Blood Feast will hit theaters across the United States and Canada this summer via Hannover House and Crimson Forest Entertainment Group on June 23rd, a nationwide theatrical release of the film that represents a substantial expansion of the film’s previously-planned, limited opening of April 28th. And today, director Marcel Walz has shared the film’s official theatrical poster. And it’s beautifully evil…
Blood Feast is directed by acclaimed German director Walz, and features an impressive cast – including an appearance by the 90-year-old Herschell Gordon Lewis, filmed shortly before his death late last year. Other cast members include Robert Rusler (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2), Caroline Williams (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), the amazing Sadie Katz (Wrong Turn 6) and Sophie Monk (The Hills Run Red and the new “Bachelorette“). As with the original film, Blood Feast tells the tale of caterer Fuad Ramses (played rather brilliantly by Rusler), who imagines an Egyptian Goddess (the ethereal Katz) is commanding him to turn to cannibalism to sate her unholy desires. Much perversity, black humor and baroque, torture-centric violence ensues. But unlike the original film, this incarnation Blood Feast is no mere camp splatter opus, rather it’s a richly detailed and operatic bit of Eurohorror with some great performances driving it.
Are you excited for the splattery remount of this essential ’60s gore classic? Check out the official poster below and tell us our thoughts!