Blood Feast (1963)
In plot and structure, Blood Feast, in retrospect dubbed as the first ever splatter film, is reminiscent of the slasher genre which developed about a decade later. As such, whatever creativity director Herschell Gordon Lewis brought into this was purely graphical; that is to say, the up until this point unprecedented use of stage blood and gory prosthetic makeup. It is quite obvious that this was the one area in which Lewis and co. put in a real effort, and some of it looks semi-realistic and undoubtedly brought chills down the spines of young drive-in moviegoers back in the early sixties. With that said, everything else about Blood Feast is amusingly unprofessional, from the appalling acting to the bad camera work. Only recommended for the hardcore horror and cult film buffs.