June 15, 2021

This Day in Halloween: Filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis -- a.k.a. the "Godfather of Gore" -- is born in Pittsburgh in 1926. / Illustration by Annika Krein

Herschell Gordon Lewis is born in Pittsburgh in 1926. The filmmaker known as the “Godfather of Gore” spent 60 years creating exploitation, juvenile delinquent, nudie, and even kids films, including Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs!, Scum of the Earth!, Color Me Blood Red, The Gruesome Twosome, The Wizard of Gore and The Gore Gore Girls. He died in 2016.