Fuad Ramses III (J.P. Delahoussaye) celebrates the success of a particularly gruesome scene with FX men Joe Castro (right) and Jonathan Thornton (left).
The godfathers of gore Herschell Gordon Lewis (left) and David F. Friedman (right) with Delahoussaye.
Fuad’s abandoned catering shop is inherited by his grandson.
Thornton prepared Fuad’s unique recipe for tasty lady fingers.
This bridesmaid has a splitting headache.
Castro shows off his slaughterhouse intestines after the filming of Fuad’s soon-to-be-notorious kidney massage.
Yours truly (center) takes a moment to grab a photo with my B-heros Herschell Gordon Lewis (left) and David F. Friedman (right) — while Fuad appears deceptively harmless.
Rauch’s Grocery doubles as Fuad Ramses Exotic Catering.
Lewis and script supervisor Emily Pendas listen as Fuad, Tiffani (Toni Wynne) and Mrs. Lampley (Melissa Morgan) rehearse an emotional scene for the young bride-to-be.
Mrs. Lampley tastes Fuad’s protein-rich creme brulee.
A little too much of Fuad goes into making his creme brulee.
Fuad’s pet skunk Fluffy.
Lewis didn’t have the advantage of video playback in the ’60s.
Fuad has had enough of Mrs. Lampley. When he’s startled, the bottle is supposed to drop safely in the box, but Delahoussaye missed — twice.
Lee Frost visited Friedman on the set. The two were partners in crime on such notorious pictures as The Defilers and Love Camp 7. One of Frost’s best-loved films is The Beast with Two Heads.
View of the grocery counter.
View of the deli case.
Lewis and Castro discuss the next gore sequence before shooting.
Friedman observes as the crew prepare to roll. Fuad will pantomime the action, while the FX guys hurl bits of gack and streams of blood at him.
The cause of it all — the goddess Ishtar takes shape. Soon she’ll be honored with a blood feast. The enormous prop was fashioned from Styrofoam and papier-mache by Penelope Helmer.
Lewis instructs Fuad on the importance of wearing oven mitts when handling corpses.
The victim waits wrapped in a shower curtain.
Assistant director Jimi Woods (right) ensures the proper amount of tape is applied to the head of producer Jacky Lee Morgan’s love doll. She’ll be playing the role of a victim Fuad dumps along the road.
With a momentary break in the clouds, Lewis gets his day-for-night shot and it’s back to the day’s interior location.
A crew member’s sister provides Laci Hundie’s (Michelle Miller) home — where she’ll strip nekkid and have unspeakable things done to her.
Castro uses the previous night’s craft service left overs (Popeye’s chicken and mashed potatoes) as the base for his bloody brain mixture.
Fuad removes a victim’s brains via her ear.
Thornton is quite proud of these kidneys he acquired at a local slaughterhouse. They’ll soon be wrenched from the back of Laci Hundies in a shot destine to walk hand-in-hand with the famed tongue-ripping scene from the original film.
Castro and Thornton "load" the torso.
The gruesome aftermath of Fuad’s soon-to-be infamous kidney massage.
This actress prepares to have her skull sawed open with an electric carving knife.
And off comes her brain pan.
What might Fuad have in store for this victim?
Additional makeup is applied to better match the tanned skin of the living actress. Lewis is frustrated by the extra attention to detail. He believes it’s a waste of precious time, as audience will never notice the difference under all the blood.
Just as Castro (playing Fuad) pops an eye free, Thornton pumps blood out from the sockets in a disgusting display of classic gore.
Would you believe Thornton (gingerly holding eyeball) collects serial killer books?
Friedman has Fuad deliver a specially scripted speech for the trailer, " … Won’t you come to my feast?! I think it’s in your BEST interest to BE THERE!!! … "
Lewis and Friedman play gin while waiting for the camera and lighting crews to reset for the next scene. Lewis is wearing a T-shirt for his film The Girl, The Body and The Pill.
A production designer applies guilding to Fuad’s book "To Serve Man — Including Tasty Desserts."
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