As John Squires noted, you can’t remake Herschell Gordon Lewis without getting a whole lot of blood on your hands, and the forthcoming new take on 1963’s Blood Feast (read our review) is indeed going to be dripping with copious amounts of the red stuff; our own Chris Coffel called it “a delicious splatterfest that will have horror hounds going back for seconds.”
After two years of false releases and stories about the film’s MPAA rating, we were surprised to learn that Marcel Walz‘s remake quietly dropped on VOD platforms through Vision Films. In fact, you can get it everywhere from Amazon to Vudu, iTunes, Fandango, and many others. Weirdly, the film also arrived on Blu-ray and DVD this past February to no press.
The official remake features an impressive cast – including an appearance by Herschell Gordon Lewis, filmed shortly before his death late last year. Other cast members include Robert Rusler (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2) and Sophie Monk (The Hills Run Red).
In the film:
“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’ puppet; and she thirsts for the blood of Fuad’s wife and daughter too…”