'Godfather of gore' Herschell Gordon Lewis dies aged 87
Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror filmmaker known as the "godfather of gore," has died at the age of 87.
He directed films such as Blood Feast, The Gruesome Twosome and Two Thousand Maniacs.
Gordon Lewis died in his sleep at his home in Pompano Beach, Florida, his spokesman James Saito confirmed.
Lewis pioneered the horror genre in the 1960s known as the "splatter film," which intentionally focused on gore and gruesomeness.
Blood, violence and nudity usually featured heavily in his films - many of which he financed himself.
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