Another trailer has arrived for the upcoming remake of Herschell Gordon Lewis’ splatter classic Blood Feast, and it shows us a lot more of what we can expect from the film. A poster has also landed, and the film is looking like an altogether more serious affair than the 1963 gore landmark.
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 becomes allured by goddess Ishtar 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. As butchered bodies are heaped upon the Altar of Ishtar, Fuad slowly slips further into madness, until he is no more than the goddess’s puppet…
Fuad Ramses (played with high levels of boggle-eyed camp by Mal Arnold in the original) is played by A Nightmare on Elm Street 2’s Robert Rusler, who stars alongside The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2’s Caroline Williams, Sadie Katz (Wrong Turn 6) and Sophie Monk (The Hills Run Red).
This trailer shows a wholly new vision from German director Marcel Walz, though it’s nice to see it making use of the original film’s immortal tagline: ‘Nothing so Appalling in the Annals of Horror’!
If the early reviews are anything to go by, the film fares somewhat better than previous remakes of Lewis’ work, and even includes a cameo from the Godfather of Gore himself.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)