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Herschell Gordon Lewis

Director | Actor | Producer
KNOWN FOR 
Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964) | Blood Feast (1963) | Color Me Blood Red (1965)
AWARDS 
2 wins More »
AKA 
Lewis H. Gordon | Mark Hansen | Marvin Lester | H.G. Lewis | Herschell G. Lewis | Georges Parades | George Parades | Armand Parys | Armand Pays | Francis X. Ploitation | Marvin Lester Schmidt | Sheldon S. Seymour | Sheldon Seymour | Seymour Sheldon | R.L. Smith  Less
NICKNAME  
Godfather Of Gore
BORN 
Jun 15, 1929 (age 87)
HEIGHT 
6' 1" (1.85m)

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Projects in Development (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Films in Production (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (73 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for B.C. ButcherB.C. Butcher Special Thanks  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Blood FeastBlood Feast Professor Lou Hershell  Less 2016 $1.2MM
  • Primary photo for Ballet of BloodBallet of Blood Special Thanks  Less 2015 $100K
  • Primary photo for Scream MachineScream Machine Special Thanks, Very Special Thanks  Less 2015 $15K
  • Primary photo for Death by VHSDeath by VHS Special Thanks  Less 2013 $10K
  • Primary photo for SlinkSlink Special Thanks  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Tonight You DieTonight You Die Actor  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Nightmare AlleyNightmare Alley Special Thanks  Less 2010 $4K
  • Primary photo for The Chainsaw Sally ShowThe Chainsaw Sally Show (Video) Executive Producer  Less 2010 $12K
  • Primary photo for Crank UpCrank Up (Short) Special Thanks  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The Gainesville RipperThe Gainesville Ripper Actor  Less 2010 $750K
  • Primary photo for PetalsPetals Inspiration From The Works Of  Less 2010 $120
  • Primary photo for 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams Executive Producer, Writer ("The South's Gonna Rise Again")  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The Uh-oh ShowThe Uh-oh Show Uncle Herschell (uncredited), Director, Writer  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Capitalism: A Love StoryCapitalism: A Love Story Special Thanks  Less 2009 $14MM
  • Primary photo for Smash CutSmash Cut Fred Sandy / Radio Announcer  Less 2009 CAD 350K
  • Primary photo for Super Undead Doctor RoachSuper Undead Doctor Roach (Video) Special Thanks  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for 7 Deadly Sins: Inside the Ecomm Cult7 Deadly Sins: Inside the Ecomm Cult Retired Detective  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Psycho HolocaustPsycho Holocaust Radio News Broadcaster (voice)  Less 2009 $20K
  • Primary photo for American SwingAmerican Swing Writer ("Suburban Roulette") (as H.G. Lewis)  Less 2008 $500K $29K
  • Primary photo for RetardeadRetardead (Video) Opening Narration  Less 2008 $500K
  • Primary photo for Book of LoreBook of Lore Bingo Record (voice) (uncredited)  Less 2007 $8K
  • Primary photo for The Wizard of GoreThe Wizard of Gore Writer (Based Upon The Motion Picture)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for 2001 Maniacs2001 Maniacs Lyrics ("The South is Gonna Rise Again" (On-Camera Strolling Minstrels Version)), Music ("The South is Gonna Rise Again" (On-Camera Strolling Minstrels Version))  Less 2005 $3MM
  • Primary photo for Chainsaw SallyChainsaw Sally Mr. Gordon  Less 2004 $40K
  • Primary photo for Bits and Pieces: Bringing Death to LifeBits and Pieces: Bringing Death to Life (Video) Himself - Godfather of Gore, Acknowledgment (archival material courtesy of), Dedicated To (A Gentleman and a Gorehound)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Hunting for HerschellHunting for Herschell Himself, Performer ("Tragic Kettledrums / Eye Gouged Out / Legs Cut Off!")  Less 2003 $30K
  • Primary photo for Blood Feast 2: All U Can EatBlood Feast 2: All U Can Eat Director  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The Blood Trilogy OuttakesThe Blood Trilogy Outtakes (Video) Director (archive footage)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Psycho-lettesPsycho-lettes (Short) Acknowledgment (as H.G. Lewis)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Sorority Babes in the Dance-A-Thon of DeathSorority Babes in the Dance-A-Thon of Death (Video) Special Thanks (as H.G. Lewis)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Sleazies, Vol. 1Saturday Night Sleazies, Vol. 1 (Video) Director (archive footage) (segments: 'Suburban Roulette')  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Population: 1Population: 1 Special Thanks  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The Shadow of ChikaraThe Shadow of Chikara Sound  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for The Gore Gore GirlsThe Gore Gore Girls Composer (as Sheldon Seymour), Director, Producer, Special Effects  Less 1972 $64K
  • Primary photo for The Year of the Yahoo!The Year of the Yahoo! TV Reporter (voice) (uncredited), Composer (as Sheldon Seymour), Director, Producer, Lyrics ("Juggernaut", "Musician-Politician", "Visions", "Old Glory") (as Sheldon Seymour), Music ("Juggernaut", "Musician-Politician", "Visions", "Old Glory") (as Sheldon Seymour)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Black LoveBlack Love Cinematographer (as Sheldon Seymour), Director (as R.L. Smith), Producer (as R.L. Smith)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for This Stuff'll Kill Ya!This Stuff'll Kill Ya! Cinematographer (uncredited), Composer (as Sheldon Seymour), Director, Producer, Lyrics ("Deep In The Spirit", "Love That White Lightnin'!", "One More Swig of Moonshine") (as Sheldon Seymour), Music ("Deep In The Spirit", "Love That White Lightnin'!", "One More Swig of Moonshine") (as Sheldon Seymour), Writer  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The Wizard of GoreThe Wizard of Gore Cinematographer (uncredited), Director, Producer, Technical Special Effects (as Sheldon Seymour)  Less 1970 $60K
  • Primary photo for Chicago 70Chicago 70 Writer  Less 1970 CAD 40K
  • Primary photo for Miss Nymphet's Zap-InMiss Nymphet's Zap-In Director (as Sheldon Seymour), Producer (as Francis X. Ploitation), Writer (as Sheldon Seymour)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Stick It in Your EarStick It in Your Ear Producer  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Linda and AbileneLinda and Abilene Director Of Cinematography (as Lewis H. Gordon), Director (as Mark Hansen)  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for The Ecstasies of WomenThe Ecstasies of Women Director Of Photography (as Lewis H. Gordon), Director (as Mark Hansen), Writer (as Mark Hansen)  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for How to Make a DollHow to Make a Doll The Narrator (voice) (uncredited), Director, Producer, Special Computer Sound Effects (as Seymour Sheldon), Writer (Original Screenplay) (as Sheldon Seymour)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for Just for the Hell of ItJust for the Hell of It Director, Producer, Music ("Destruction Inc.") (as Sheldon Seymour)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Alley TrampThe Alley Tramp Gene Stallion, radio reporter (voice) (uncredited), Second Unit Director (as Armand Parys), Cinematographer (as Georges Parades), Director (as Armand Parys), Producer (uncredited)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for Suburban RouletteSuburban Roulette Composer (as Sheldon Seymour), Director, Producer, Writer ("Suburban Roulette") (as Sheldon Seymour), Writer (Additional Dialogue) (as Sheldon Seymour)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for She-Devils on WheelsShe-Devils on Wheels Director, Producer, Lyrics ("Get Off The Road") (as Sheldon Seymour)  Less 1968 $50K
  • Primary photo for The PsychicThe Psychic Cinematographer, Writer  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Magic Land of Mother GooseThe Magic Land of Mother Goose Cinematographer, Director  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for Blast-Off GirlsBlast-Off Girls Director, Producer, Writer  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for The Girl, the Body, and the PillThe Girl, the Body, and the Pill Director, Producer, Writer ("The Pill") (as Sheldon Seymour)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for The Gruesome TwosomeThe Gruesome Twosome Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited), Director, Producer  Less 1967 $40K
  • Primary photo for A Taste of BloodA Taste of Blood The Limey Seaman / Voice of Baron Khron (as Seymour Sheldon), Director, Producer  Less 1967 $65K
  • Primary photo for Something WeirdSomething Weird Narrator (voice) (as Sheldon Seymour), Cinematographer, Director  Less 1967 $35K
  • Primary photo for Jimmy, the Boy WonderJimmy, the Boy Wonder Narrator (voice) (uncredited), Director  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for Color Me Blood RedColor Me Blood Red Cinematographer (as Herschell G. Lewis), Director (as Herschell G. Lewis), Writer (Original Story And Screenplay) (as Herschell G. Lewis)  Less 1965 $50K
  • Primary photo for Monster a-Go GoMonster a-Go Go Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited), Director (uncredited), Producer (as Sheldon S. Seymour), Production Designer (as Seymour Sheldon), Writer (Additional Dialogue) (as Sheldon Seymour)  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Sin, Suffer and RepentSin, Suffer and Repent Director  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Moonshine MountainMoonshine Mountain Cinematographer, Composer (uncredited), Director, Producer  Less 1964 $50K
  • Primary photo for Two Thousand Maniacs!Two Thousand Maniacs! Cinematographer, Director, Lyrics ("Rebel Yell" (The South's Gonna Rise Again)), Music ("Rebel Yell" (The South's Gonna Rise Again)), Performer ("Rebel Yell" (The South's Gonna Rise Again)), Writer (Screenplay)  Less 1964 $65K
  • Primary photo for Scum of the EarthScum of the Earth Narrator (voice) (uncredited), Cinematographer (as Marvin Lester), Director (as Lewis H. Gordon), Writer (as Lewis H. Gordon)  Less 1963 $11K
  • Primary photo for Bell, Bare and BeautifulBell, Bare and Beautiful Cinematographer, Director (as Lewis H. Gordon)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for Goldilocks and the Three BaresGoldilocks and the Three Bares Voice Introducting Sonny Seymour (voice) (uncredited), Director Of Cinematography (as Marvin Lester), Director (as Lewis H. Gordon)  Less 1963 $25K
  • Primary photo for Blood FeastBlood Feast Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited), Cinematographer, Composer, Director, Producer (uncredited), Special Effects (uncredited), Writer (Story) (uncredited)  Less 1963 $24K $4MM
  • Primary photo for Boin-n-gBoin-n-g Cinematographer (as Marvin Lester), Composer, Director (as Lewis H. Gordon), Writer (Screenplay) (as Lewis H. Gordon)  Less 1963 $8K
  • Primary photo for Nature's PlaymatesNature's Playmates Cinematographer (uncredited), Director (as Lewis H. Gordon)  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for Daughter of the SunDaughter of the Sun Cinematographer (as Marvin Lester Schmidt), Director (as Lewis H. Gordon), Writer (uncredited)  Less 1962 $11K
  • Primary photo for The Adventures of Lucky PierreThe Adventures of Lucky Pierre Cinematographer (uncredited), Composer (uncredited), Director (as Lewis H. Gordon), Writer (uncredited)  Less 1961 $7K
  • Primary photo for Living VenusLiving Venus Man on Street (uncredited), Director, Producer, Writer (Original Screenplay) (as Herschell G. Lewis)  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for The Prime TimeThe Prime Time Producer (as Herschell G. Lewis), Writer (Additional Dialogue) (as Herschell G. Lewis)  Less 1960 $150K
  • Primary photo for The Naked EyeThe Naked Eye Associate Producer  Less 1956
Past Television (3 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
Self (28 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for They Came from the Swamp: The Films of William GreféThey Came from the Swamp: The Films of William Grefé Himself  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for B-DocumentaryB-Documentary Himself  Less 2015 $7K
  • Primary photo for Terror Toons 3Terror Toons 3 Himself  Less 2015 $50K
  • Primary photo for Produce Your Own Damn Movie!Produce Your Own Damn Movie! (Video) Himself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of GoreHerschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (Video) Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Feel the Grind: The Making of 'American Grindhouse'Feel the Grind: The Making of 'American Grindhouse' (Video) Himself  Less 2010 $1K
  • Primary photo for Under the ScaresUnder the Scares Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for American GrindhouseAmerican Grindhouse Himself - Director, Scum of the Earth  Less 2010 $5K
  • Primary photo for Días de cineDías de cine (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Gore Gourmet: A Feast 40 Years in the MakingGore Gourmet: A Feast 40 Years in the Making (Video) Himself  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Living Dead Lock Up 3: Siege of the DeadLiving Dead Lock Up 3: Siege of the Dead (Video) Himself  Less 2008 $600
  • Primary photo for Texas Frightmare Weekend 2006Texas Frightmare Weekend 2006 (Video) Himself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Make Your Own Damn Movie!Make Your Own Damn Movie! (Video) Himself  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Horror BusinessHorror Business (Video) Himself  Less 2005 $15K
  • Primary photo for Fear, Panic & CensorshipFear, Panic & Censorship (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2000 £100K
  • Primary photo for Divine TrashDivine Trash Himself  Less 1998 $40K
  • Primary photo for 100 Years of Horror100 Years of Horror (TV Series) Himself - Director, 'Blood Feast' (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996
    • Maniacs Himself - Director, 'Blood Feast'  Less
  • Primary photo for The Incredibly Strange Film ShowThe Incredibly Strange Film Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for That's SexploitationThat's Sexploitation Himself  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Bob Hope ShowThe Bob Hope Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for It Takes TwoIt Takes Two (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Funny You Should AskFunny You Should Ask (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1968)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Woody Woodbury ShowThe Woody Woodbury Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1968)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for PersonalityPersonality (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1968)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for You Don't SayYou Don't Say (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1967)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for Mickie Finn'sMickie Finn's (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood PalaceThe Hollywood Palace (TV Series) Himself - Announcer (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for The Andy Williams ShowThe Andy Williams Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964
Archive Footage (1 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS

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