Nearly 40 years after the release of their ground-breaking splatter film BLOOD FEAST, Herschell Gordon Lewis and producer David Friedman dissolved past differences and came together to produce this quasi-remake of their own cult-classic. Fuad Ramses III has returned to take over his grandfather's old catering business, but after becoming possessed by the ancient statue of Ishtar in the backroom, he sets off on a vicious murder spree to gather the necessary ingredients he will need in order to throw another Egyptian blood feast! Thanks to the advent of home video and unrated film releases in recent years, Lewis has been given a free pass to include as much mindless violence and gratuitous nudity that he can come up with. To say that he has outdone the original BLOOD FEAST in the sheer amount of gore would be a gross understatement. On top of a few familiar kills that have been carried over from the first film, the younger Fuad scoops out girls' eyeballs, removes their intestines, grinds their hands and arms into pate, scoops out their brains, and peels off their faces before things really start to get ugly! With the exception of FEAST, few films in recent years have even come close in the gore department. Not surprisingly, the unimaginable amount of splatter is the only thing worth noting in this otherwise mindless spoof. Lewis' directing style has hardly improved in the last three decades, and his choices for the new cast, while nice to look at, are beyond terrible. The one exception would be in the overstated performance by unknown J.P. Delahoussaye, who brings back much of the classic camp to the picture. John Waters also sneaks in a brief cameo as the pedophilic priest set to marry the unfortunate couple in the end. While much of the humor falls flat in this unintelligible remake, gore fans cannot afford to miss what could be H.G. Lewis' last gore opus!
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