Blood Feast is a 1963 American splatter film. It was composed, shot, and directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis, written by Allison Louise Downe from an idea by Lewis and David F. Freidman, and stars Mal Arnold, William Kerwin, Connie Mason, and Lyn Bolton. The plot focuses on a psychopathic food caterer named Fuad Ramses (Arnold) who kills women so that he can include their body parts in his meals and perform sacrifices to his "Egyptian goddess" Ishtar.
A woman comes home to her Miami Beach apartment and hears of a recent murder in Rogers Park. She herself is then murdered while taking a bath. Before leaving, the killer hacks off her leg above the knee with a machete and bags it. A copy of a book titled Ancient Weird Religious Rites is seen near the body.
|author||Herschell Gordon Lewis|
|director||Herschell Gordon Lewis|
|editor||Frank Romolo Robert Sinise|
|keywords||ancient egypt body part book club collect dinner party egyptology even garbage truck ishtar kill machete miami beach morning murder nineteenth dynasty of egypt pharaoh police chase police station ramesses i ramesses ii ramses i ramses ii scourge serve taking a bath their rule truck driver|
|musicBy||Herschell Gordon Lewis|
|producer||David F. Friedman|
|publisher||Box Office Spectaculars|
|theme||exploitation independent serial killer slasher splatter|