Herschell Gordon Lewis, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Herschell Gordon Lewis

American filmmaker

Date of Birth: 15-Jun-1929

Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Date of Death: 26-Sep-2016

Profession: screenwriter, actor, cinematographer, film director, film producer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini


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About Herschell Gordon Lewis

  • Herschell Gordon Lewis (June 15, 1926 – September 26, 2016) was an American filmmaker, best known for creating the "splatter" subgenre of horror films.
  • He is often called the "Godfather of Gore" (a title also given to Lucio Fulci), though his film career included works in a range of exploitation film genres including juvenile delinquent films, nudie-cuties, two children's films and at least one rural comedy.
  • On Lewis' career, AllMovie wrote, "With his better-known gore films, Herschell Gordon Lewis was a pioneer, going farther than anyone else dared, probing the depths of disgust and discomfort onscreen with more bad taste and imagination than anyone of his era."

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