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Marcel Walz’s ‘Blood Feast’ Remake Poster Indicates Appalling Horror

An official poster for the remake of the late Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Blood Feast has landed on our laps, which promises nothing so appalling in the annals of horror… since the original! It’s been 50 years since the original classic splatter film shocked the world, and director Marcel Walz hopes his take on the film will do the same when it hits theaters this summer.

Hannover House and Crimson Forest Entertainment Group have entered into a distribution agreement with Producer Emsch Schneider for a June 23rd nationwide theatrical release of Blood Feast, representing a substantial expansion of the film’s previously planned, limited opening of April 28th. The June 23rd theatrical release will reach all of the top forty largest markets, ranging from single screen exclusive engagements to mini-multiple runs.

The Blood Feast remake was directed by acclaimed German director Marcel Walz, and features an impressive cast – including an appearance by the 90-year-old Herschell Gordon Lewis, filmed shortly before his death late last year. Other cast members include Robert Rusler (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2), Caroline Williams (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), the amazing Sadie Katz (Wrong Turn 6) and Sophie Monk (The Hills Run Red and the new “Bachelorette“).

Blood Feast follows:

Fuad Ramses (Rusler) 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 is repeatedly drawn to a statue representing the seductive ancient goddess Ishtar (Katz). He becomes more and more allured by the goddess 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. He starts to prepare a ritual feast to honor his new mistress, a lavish affair dripping with blood, organs, and intestines of human victims. As butchered bodies are heaped upon the Altar of Ishtar, Fuad slowly slips further into madness until he is no more than the goddess’ puppet; and she thirsts for the blood of Fuad’s wife and daughter too…

Blood Feast is said to be coming this October on home video, followed by a subscription video-on-demand release available for December.

Blood Feast Poster