One of the few, and I mean very few, remakes I’ve looked forward to seeing is director Marcel Walz’s Blood Fest, originally released in 1963 by H.G. Lewis.
A distribution deal had been struck and Medallion Releasing was set to release Blood Feast in theaters on April 28, 2017. Instead a new date has been announced. Due to fan demands, Blood Feast will be getting a wider release on June 23, 2017.
Starring Robert Rusler, Caroline Williams, Sophie Monk, and Sadie Katz, the story centers on Fuad Ramses (Rusler) and his family who have moved from the US to France, where they run a diner. With business not going well, Fuad takes a second job as the night shift at a museum of ancient Egyptian culture. During the long, lonely nights, he finds himself drawn to an ancient statue of the goddess Ishtar (Katz). He becomes more and more drawn to her as she speaks to him in visions. Eventually he gives in to her deadly desires. Following the events of one special night, he begins a new life where murder and cannibalism are on the menu. He starts to prepare for a ritual feast, filled with blood, organs, and human sacrifices, to honor his new mistress. He continues to slip further into madness, becoming Ishtar’s puppet. Her thirst for blood is growing and she now wants to have a taste of Fuad’s wife and daughter.
Walz directed as well as co-wrote the remake along with Philip Lilienschwarz. Emsch Scneider serves as executive producer.
In an interview with Sadie Katz I learned some very interesting things about the film. You can read the full interview here.
It was actually really, really wonderful. It’s unique and beautiful and disgusting.” Katz said.
Don’t miss Blood Feast in theaters on June 23rd.