Herschell Gordon Lewis’ ‘Bloodmania’ Begins Production


We received notice that production is officially underway on Bloodmania, the latest from Godfather of Gore Herschell Gordon Lewis.  From the official release:

Production begins today on a new major horror movie, entitled “Herschell Gordon Lewis’s BloodMania.” Acclaimed horror genre director Herschell Gordon Lewis will co-direct the project, which is being produced by HGB Entertainment Ltd. for Diabolique Films, the film division of the premiere horror publication, Diabolique Magazine. Mr. Lewis is internationally recognized as the originator of the contemporary splatter film, and he chuckles at being dubbed “The Godfather of Gore.”

The Producer of the film is Diabolique Films executive James Saito, and the film is being shot in its entirety in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Lewis explained his “co-director” role, an unusual relationship with the production company: “BloodMania is a series of four episodes, each one unique. I’ll personally direct two, and Benjamin Ross Hayden (Agophobia, 2013) and Kevin Littlelight the others. So I can promise a variety of ‘flavors to satisfy even the most ardent horror fans!’”

Asked whether “BloodMania” will be a step beyond any film either he or anyone has directed before, the answer was as expected from this maverick director: “What do you think?” A major factor contributing to his reputation in the film industry is Herschell Gordon Lewis’s insistence on never repeating a theme. “BloodMania” he promises, will set a new standard for, as he so eloquently puts it, “off-the-wall outrage, doused in a wild sense of humor!”

Producer James Saito has assembled a cast of well-known Canadian actors and actresses, as well as crew highly skilled in special effects. “Enthusiasm is extraordinarily high,” he reports, “and much of that enthusiasm is the happy anticipation that our effects team will have the opportunity to participate in a motion picture whose potential is truly world-class. BloodMania is our gift to Mr. Lewis’ many fans and all fans of the horror genre.”

You can find more on Twitter @Bloodmania or on their official site.

3 Comments on Herschell Gordon Lewis’ ‘Bloodmania’ Begins Production

  1. I’m glad to hear that the newest film from the Godfather Of Gore has Finally begun filming,for it’s nice to know that the legend is still in the business and making new films,for I’m curious to know which “well-known” actors and actresses are starring in this film.

  2. I just did a show on HGL for the Podcast From the After Movie Diner where we talked about The Gore Gore Girls (my favorite HGL)and he did his first ever podcast interview. That was just earlier this week.
    I, too, am glad to see him back in the business. There has been way too big a gap in his timeline.

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