Herschell Gordon Lewis Comments on ‘Wizard’ Remake

FANGORIA: THE WIZARD OF GORE was remade in 2007. Do you have any thoughts on that?

HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS: Jeremy Kasten is a very talented director. But it always struck me as odd that our Montag was this rumpled figure, and his was dressed in a sharp white suit. The whole point of our film was the gore sequences, yet most of Jeremy’s took place off screen! I guess he just wanted to make his own film. That makes perfect sense, of course.

FANG: TWO THOUSAND MANIACS! was also, of course, reimagined as 2001 MANIACS, along with a sequel, 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS.

LEWIS: Well, some I have enjoyed and others I haven’t. The most important thing it tells me, though, is that people think there is still gold to be mined in these ancient properties. Which just might be the final word on the thing, and ultimately quite a compliment, indeed!

Read the full interview at fangoria.com

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