The author Stephen King has a special place among horror fans, among other things for his books IT, The Shining, Pet Sematary, and many more. With such a large repertoire of horror stories, it is of course interesting what the author thinks of other horror films.
Recently, a statement by King surfaced again, which he made in 2019 on an episode of Eli Roth’s History of Horror Podcast. There he talked about a movie that he found too scary to see the end of it. This movie is none other than The Blair Witch Project:
“When I saw The Blair Witch Project for the first time, I was in the hospital and was doped. My son brought me a VHS tape of the film and said, ‘You have to see it.’ About halfway through I asked him to to turn off the movie because he was too freaked out. ” However, by now Stephen King has seen the film in full.
Stephen King thinks this film is really terrible
Since fans had known for some time which film was too scary for King, they naturally wanted to know which film was the worst he had seen so far. The author has now answered this question on Twitter:
“What’s the worst horror movie you’ve ever seen? For me it’s BLOOD FEAST.”
Blood Feast is a 1963 splatter film directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. The story is about a restaurateur who kills women and then turns them into a meal as part of a ritual to revive the Egyptian goddess Ishtar.
The film is part of the Blood trilogy, which also includes Two Thousand Maniacs! And includes Color Me Blood Red. A remake of the film was released in 2016. The original also got a sequel in 2002 called Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat.
Several stories in the horror universe have a similar premise as Blood Feast. Including the extremely popular figure of Hannibal Lecter. However, Blood Feast could not convince horror fans of itself. The film currently has a critic rating of 38% and an audience rating of 44% Rotten Tomatoes. So King is definitely not alone in his opinion.
Stephen King recently turned his book Lisey’s Story into a series for Apple TV. The author is also currently working on a prequel for Salem’s Lot called Chapelwaite, which already looks impressively creepy.
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