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The Wizard of Gore

One of Herschell Gordon Lewis' ("Blood Feast") most extraordinary movies, "The Wizard of Gore" takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the relationship between gore-demanding audience and stomach-churning spectacle. With his unique stage show, small-time illusionist Montag the Magnificent becomes an overnight success. As crowds flock to witness his incredible and fantastical act, Montag recruits pretty ladies from his audience, publicly disembowels, hacks, tortures and otherwise mutilates their bodies, only to have them return, unmarked and unscathed, to their seats. But all is not as it seems...when, as if by magic, these female participants start turning up as the victims of horrific crimes that exactly imitate his on-stage violations, Montag finds it necessary to conceive of a grander illusion to keep suspicion at bay... Art imitates life imitates death in this fine slice of blood-soaked shock cinema. And it ain't all done with mirrors!

Year: 1970
Genre: Cult Films / After Dark, Witches and Wizards, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Cult Classic
Country: USA
Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Starring: Ray Sager, Judy Cler, Wayne Ratay
Duration: 95 Minutes
Rating: R16 - Contains violence.
5.5/10
Location in store: Cult Classics

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