The Wizard of Gore (1970)

USA, 1970
95m
35mm film, Eastmancolor
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis.

Plot Summary

A stage magician performs a bizarre show where he appears to skewer a female audience member with swords, drills and other sharp implements. But when some of the women turn up dead, apparently of the same ‘injuries’ they sustained during the show, the police are baffled…

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Copyright MCMLXX [1970] Mayflower Pictures, Inc.
Mayflower Pictures, Inc. presents
Executive Producer: Fred M. Sandy
Produced by: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Original Screenplay by: Allen Kahn
Editor: Eskandor Ameripoor [real name: Alex Ameri]
Musical Backgrounds: Larry Wellington
Sound Recordist: Robert Lewis
Makeup and Hair Styling: Frank Morelli
Technical Special Effects: Sheldon Seymour [real name: Herschell Gordon Lewis]

Cast
Ray Sager (Montag the Magnificent)
Judy Cler (Sherry Carson)
Wayne Ratay (Jack)
Phil Laurenson (Greg)
Jim Rau (Steve)
Don Alexander (Detective Kramer)
John Elliot (Detective Harlan)
Karin Alexana (stage girl #1)
Jack Gilbreth (maitre d’hotel)
Corinne Kirkin (stage girl #2)
Monika Blackwell (stage girl #3)
Sally Brody (stage girl #4)
Karen Burke (stage girl #5)
Eric Kelner Raynard (coroner)
Sheldon Reis
Julie Yager
Charlotte Bell
Ali Ameri [real name: Alex Ameri] (stage hand #1)
David Atlas (stage hand #2)
Patty La Du (waitress)
Stephen Field

Extracts included in
Extra Weird (2003)
Film House Fever (1986)
Mad Ron’s Prevues from Hell (1987)

Remake
The Wizard of Gore (2007)

References

Books

  • Nightmare USA by Stephen Thrower p.516 – note
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.546 – credits