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|Herschell Gordon Lewis|
Lewis in 2003
June 15, 1926|
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
September 26, 2016 (aged 90)|
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
|Alma mater||Northwestern University|
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, cinematographer, former English professor, advertising executive, direct-mail consultant|
Herschell Gordon Lewis (June 15, 1926 – September 26, 2016) was an American filmmaker. He was best known for creating the "splatter" subgenre of horror movies. He is often called the "Godfather of Gore".
- Palmer, Randy (2000). Herschell Gordon Lewis, Godfather of Gore: The Films. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. p. 8. . https://books.google.com/books?id=XsKSCgAAQBAJ.
- Owen Glieberman (April 30, 2010). "How Freddy Kruger changed horror movies". ew.com. Archived from the original on July 1, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20100701183307/http://movie-critics.ew.com/2010/04/30/how-freddy-krueger-changed-horror/. Retrieved July 1, 2012.