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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Steve's Church-less Movie Of The Week ...

My head is still swimming from meeting my idol Adam Warrock last night. Awesome show. And now I have to work. Lame! You should never have to work after seeing an Adam Warrock show!

Anyway, free movie. Let's do this.

Today's free movie is a classic 1970s gorefest from from the legendary Godfather of Gore. Good crazy cheesy ass stuff here.

Enjoy ...

Yoinked generously from the almighty wikipedia ...

"The Wizard of Gore is a 1970 splatter film written by Allen Kahn and directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis.The 70's film was one of the first to feature realistic deaths in the gory scenes. It stars Ray Sager and Judy Cler. The plot centers around Montag the Magnificent, a magician who performs mutilation tricks on female 'volunteers'. The women appear unharmed immediately afterward but eventually die in the same grisly fashion suggested by Montag's stage tricks.

In The Amazing Herschell Gordon Lewis, Daniel Krogh notes that the film's graphic gore effects were accomplished with two sheep carcasses. The carcasses, which had to be carried around for more than two weeks while the film was being shot, were soaked in Pine-Sol. Krogh also describes how the chainsaw sequence was filmed: two women, one whose upper body was exposed and another whose legs were exposed, played the single victim. A fake midsection filled with animal organs, mortician's wax and condoms full of stage blood was placed between the two women.

Allmovie called the film 'arguably the most interesting product from cinematic gorehound Herschell Gordon Lewis', though a 'standard Lewis collection of non-actors and clumsy cinematography, and it isn't unlikely that the script's elliptical qualities are due more to the hasty plugging of plot holes than any grand design.' The film was remade in 2007, starring Crispin Glover as Montag the Magnificent. The film was notably referenced and a scene is shown in the 2007 film Juno, when the main character finds a VHS copy of the film in the living room of the adoptive father. The two watch the film together after Juno shows interest, who then praises the 'insanity' of the gore sequences."

PS, I went ahead and added the beginning of the Adam Warrock concert to the end of this playlist.

You're welcome.

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