Herschell Gordon Lewis biography

Herschell Gordon Lewis

Film director

1929 –

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Who is Herschell Gordon Lewis?

Herschell Gordon Lewis is an American filmmaker, best known for creating the "splatter" subgenre of horror films. He is often called the "Godfather of Gore", though his film career has 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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Born
Jun 15, 1929
Pittsburgh
Also known as
  • Lewis H. Gordon
  • Mark Hansen
  • Marvin Lester
  • H.G. Lewis
  • Herschell G. Lewis
  • Georges Parades
  • George Parades
  • Armand Parys
  • Armand Pays
  • Sheldon S. Seymour
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Roosevelt University
  • Mississippi State University
  • Northwestern University
Lived in
  • Pittsburgh

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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