Herschell Gordon Lewis - Blood Feast (Fantaco, Epics International, 1988)
The shocking, unexpurgated novelization of America's first Splatter film! From the Godfather of Gore!
Nubile young virgins comprised a uniquely perverted feast
SHAME OF THE NATION!
"While his nubile young girl-victims screamed out their life blood, he prepared the most horrendous of all feasts ..... THE BLOOD FEAST!"
Now, read the novelisation of America's independent cinema at its most depraved. Not published since the sixties, Fantaco Enterprises presents the complete, original manuscript of Herschell Gordon Lewis' Blood Feast with new material and rare behind-the-scenes photos, more grisly than ever in blood color!
Apparently, this is its first publication since the 1963 original, with a new author's introduction How 'Blood Feast' Came To Be, and eight pages of gory stills to commemorate the grand occasion.
Plot-wise its all fairly straightforward. Caterer Fuad Ramses is a murder and mutilation fiend with a mission. He needs female body parts to perform the sacred rituals that will restore the Princess Ishtar to life. Sergeant Bull Schitt is hot on his trail but can do nothing to prevent Ramses one-man crime-wave as his unfortunate victims are sliced and diced in increasingly gruesome ways. Will the madman get to revive his mummy or can Schitt prevent the .... BLOOD FEAST?
Pure unadulterated garbage. Highly recommended.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.