In 1963, H.G. Lewis created the splatter movie with the classic BLOOD FEAST. More than fifty years later, director Marcel Walz has embarked on crafting a remake of BLOOD FEAST, and even though we've been following the project for a year now all we had seen from it had been some promotional images. That has changed now, with a trailer arriving online to dish out enough gore-soaked footage to hold us over until the release date is announced.
One thing definitely made clear in the trailer, which can be seen below, is that Walz has not just thrown together a carbon copy remake. This film looks very different from its predecessor, promising to be a unique viewing experience while telling a variation on the same story.
Its version of the story:†
Fuad Ramses and his family have moved from the United States to France, where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts in a museum of ancient Egyptian culture. During these long lonely nights, he is repeatedly drawn to a statue representing the seductive ancient goddess ISHTAR. He becomes more and more allured by the goddess as she speaks to him in visions. Eventually he succumbs to her deadly charms. After this pivotal night, Fuad begins a new life, in which murder and cannibalism become his daily bread. He starts to prepare a ritual FEAST to honor his new mistress, a lavish affair dripping with BLOOD, organs, and intestines of human victims. As butchered bodies are heaped upon the Altar of Ishtar, Fuad slowly slips further into madness, until he is no more than the goddessís puppet, who also thirsts for the blood of Fuadís wife and daughter...
Robert Rusler stars as Fuad Ramses, with Caroline Williams as his wife Louise, Sophie Monk as their daughter Penny, and Sadie Katz as the goddess Ishtar.