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Herschell Gordon Lewis (June 15, 1926 – September 26, 2016) was an American filmmaker, best known for creating the "splatter" subgenre of horror films and sharing the title of "Godfather of Gore" with fellow director Lucio Fulci. In addition to probing the depths of onscreen gore, Lewis's filmography included a range of exploitation films.

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Tropes common to Lewis's films:

  • B-Movie: In particular his "Blood trilogy".
  • Gorn: This goes with the splatter genre—see the note below under Kensington Gore.
  • Kensington Gore: Lewis' films feature blood so bright and thick it could pass for paint, made to order from a local chemist in amounts that led to his films being labeled "two-gallon pictures" or "three gallon pictures".
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