The re-imagining of H.G. Lewis' THE WIZARD OF GORE is the realization of a childhood dream for director Jeremy Kasten.
Kasten and producers Dan Griffiths & Dan Gold pursued the remake rights to the film with the vision of taking the campy film and remaking it with only the bare bones of the ideas that made it compelling in the first place: a reporter attempts to unravel the truth behind a magician who selects a female volunteer from the audience and appears to put swords and drills through them. The women walk away, but the next day they show up somewhere else, dead of the same injuries they sustained in the magic show.
THE WIZARD OF GORE stars Crispin Glover, Kip Pardue and Bijou Phillips, and features The Suicide Girls "being disemboweled, burned alive and torn apart." Zach Chassler wrote the screenplay for the filmmakers who are calling the movie a "spatter noir" story.
Herschell Gordon Lewis' 1970 splatter film starred Ray Sager and Judy Cler. It was written by Allen Kahn and filmed in Chicago in 1968, but not released until October 23, 1970.