Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis • 1970 • United States
Starring Ray Sager, Judy Cler, Wayne Ratay
From the crazed madman of the macabre Herschell Gordon Lewis comes his most fiendish feat of terrifying onscreen trickery yet—behold, THE WIZARD OF GORE! You’ve all seen the trick in which the magician saws his glamorous assistant in half—but what about the spike-through-the-brain gag? Or the good old smashing punch press? Montag the Magnificent’s blood-curdling onstage performances shock and dazzle his audiences in equal measure. But when his participants start winding up dead, local talk-show hostess Sherry Carson suspects that his gruesome “act” may be more sinister than it seems. Featuring some of the most notoriously gory set pieces in all of Lewis’s blood-soaked career, THE WIZARD OF GORE is a stomach-churning, Grand Guignol production that’s less sleight of hand and more slice of hand!