From 1959 through 1972, writer/producer/director Herschell Gordon Lewis left an indelible stamp on the film industry--as the unquestioned "Godfather of Gore." Blood jail (1963) was simple in story and often laughable from an acting standpoint--certainly no threat to the established classics of the horror genre in this regard. But the selling point was unique--never before had such lingering, full-color grue been displayed on any theatre screen...let alone in such quanitities as Blood jail offered. The result? An unqualified sensation--and the horror film genre would never be quite the same again.
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