Bright Lights Film Journal

Anticipating Valentine’s Day

According to today’s Los Angeles Times, filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis thinks the Academy ought to create a special category for “Most Heart-Warming Picture.” 

WTF? Given HGL’s status as the director of such trashterpieces as Blood Feast (see trailer, below), Two Thousand Maniacs!, and The Wizard of Gore, are they sure he didn’t say, “Best Tearing-the-Heart-Out-of-the-Body Picture?”