Blood Feast 2: All You Can Eat (1976) from Tuna

Blood Feast 2 All You can Eat (2002) is a sequel to a movie made forty years earlier Blood Feast (1963), and was made by the same people who made the original, the reunited team of director Herschell Gordon Lewis and producer David Freidman.

The film begin when Fuad Ramses, grandson of the Fuad Ramses in the original, inherits his grandfather's catering business, and decides to reopen it. He immediately comes under the spell of the Goddess Ishtar and finds grandpa's old cookbook, so when Devine hires him to cater her daughter's wedding, he will prepare a "blood feast" made of young women. He must harvest them himself.


In addition to the plentiful humor and over the top gore, there is a lot of breast exposure:

Veronica Russell, as the police department secretary, shows breasts in a fantasy sequence.

The bridesmaids also show breasts and some buns, mainly at a lingerie bridal shower. They include Christy Brown, Cindy Roubel, Jill Rao, Kristi Polit, and Michelle Miller.

This film was played for humor and high camp, and succeeded. They have two police detectives on the case, one the naive bridegroom-to-be, the other more experienced, but both always on the lookout for their next doughnut. When girls start vanishing, the younger man suspects Fuad, but the older detective convinces him it is someone else.

DVD info from Amazon

  • The DVD sports a very nice widescreen transfer, and a second DVD of special features, including behind the scenes stuff, deleted scenes, and a hidden bonus music video of most of the film's nudity.

I am very excited by the fact that this film was made. Lewis and Friedman originally worked together in Florida, but parted company when Friedman moved to LA. Many of the exploitation giants stopped trying when hard core became prevalent, as they weren't interested in making porn, but felt that is where the market was heading.  When double features and drive-ins ended, the loss of venues for exploitation films finished them off.  Now, many years later, The Something Weird releases must have convinced Friedman that there was a good profit to be made selling exploitation directly to the consumer through DVDs. I sincerely hope he makes a profit. There is room in my world for exactly this sort of entertainment.

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The meaning of the IMDb score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics, or a C- from our system. Films rated below five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one and a half stars from the critics or a D on our scale. (Possibly even less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. (C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but will be considered excellent by genre fans, while C- indicates that it we found it to be a poor movie although genre addicts find it watchable). D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well. Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film. Any film rated B- or better is recommended for just about anyone. We don't score films below C- that often, because we like movies and we think that most of them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below C-.

Based on this description, C+. Clearly, Lewis and Friedman haven't lost it, and this is a great treasure for their fans, who will find that this effort perfectly recaptures their magic. I doubt that the horror/gore fans will be pleased, but many will find this effort very funny.

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