A Centennial Celebration Gone Very Wrong

GRAPHIC CONTENT: BLOOD & VIOLENCE

The Slasher Sequence Part XXXVI: The second part of HG Lewis’ Blood Trilogy involves Confederate ghosts who set out to capture and a slay a group of Northern tourists. The Yankees are sacrificed one after another as festivities for a centennial celebration. When the survivors alert local authorities, nothing is found where the Southern town once stood. The death scenes are pure, bloody, over the top entertainment. One man is tied to four horses and torn apart while another is shoved in a barrel implanted with nails and sent careening down the hillside. In this excerpt, one of the townsfolk gleefully lays down some gory, good old fashioned axe hacking action.

Here is a link for additional information on Herschell Gordon Lewis and this particular film.  Please pass on a link if you happen to find a longer version of this movie.  I must see it.

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2 comments… add one

  • Graham Jun 8, 2010

    “What do you do when you’re not having centennials?”

    [Insert punchline about 2010 here]

  • Nat Turners Son Jun 11, 2010

    A B movie horror Classic!!!

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