Herschell Gordon Lewis

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Herschell Gordon Lewis
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Lewis in 2003
Born(1926-06-15)June 15, 1926[1]
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedSeptember 26, 2016(2016-09-26) (aged 90)
Alma materNorthwestern University
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, producer, actor, cinematographer, former English professor, advertising executive, direct-mail consultant
Years active1959–2016

Herschell Gordon Lewis (June 15, 1926 – September 26, 2016) was an American filmmaker. He was best known for creating the "splatter" subgenre of horror movies.[2] He is often called the "Godfather of Gore".

References[change | change source]

  1. Palmer, Randy (2000). Herschell Gordon Lewis, Godfather of Gore: The Films. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. p. 8. ISBN 9780786408085.
  2. Owen Glieberman (April 30, 2010). "How Freddy Kruger changed horror movies". ew.com. Archived from the original on July 1, 2010. Retrieved July 1, 2012.