Marcel Walz’s Blood Feast to Redefine Cult Classic

Marcel Walz is no stranger to the realm of Horror and Thriller. Walz is a Writer, Director, Producer with a career spanning over eleven years. In late 2015, Walz set up a crowdfunding campaign for his next feature film. The goal to the “Blood Feast” crowdfunding campaign was set to twenty-two thousand dollars . Yet, contributions  amounted to seven thousand eight hundred twenty four dollars. Even so, the production went onward as planned.

Walz’s concept aims to reinvigorate the 1963 Horror film “Blood Feast”. Herschell Gordon Lewis directed the gore-fest from a script penned by Allison Louise Downe. Of course revisiting the fifty three year old film from a modern perspective raises red flags. The campy dialogue/acting and bad practical effects is rough by today’s standards. Yet, the film stands as a prominent contribution to the Horror genre.

On a side note; Herschell Gordon Lewis also directed the 2002 sequel titled “Blood Feast 2: All u can Eat”. The gore-centric sequel went failed to garner attention and went under the radar.

A reboot to “Blood Feast” will have to be adequate. The film needs to cater to modern audiences while paying homage to the source material. Marcel Walz took these concerns into consideration as he set out to construct his film. In fact, Walz’s vision had garnered the attention of Herschell Gordon Lewis.

If you’ve haven’t seen the 1963 version “Blood Feast”, do so. No better way make a side by side comparison with the modern adaptation than by watching the original material.

The synopsis to the 1963 “Blood Feast” reads as follows:

“An Egyptian caterer kills various women in suburban Miami to use their body parts to bring to life a dormant Egyptian goddess, while an inept police detective tries to track him down.”

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The long synopsis to Marcel Walz’s remake/reboot reads as follows:

“Fuad Ramses 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. 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’s puppet, who also thirsts for the blood of Fuad’s wife and daughter…”

“Blood Feast” Indiegogo Campaign

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“Blood Feast” Promo Images

Recent news reveal a set of promo images for Marcel Walz’s “Blood Feast”. Principal filming is complete and is transitioning thought  some form of post-production. As of this moment no definitive word is set on a release date or its target medium.

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“Blood Feast” Cast

Herschell Gordon LewisMetisha SchaeferLiliana NovaAnnika Strauss also star. 

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