RV!: Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) Dir: Jimmy Maslon and Frank Henenlotter Date Released: September 27, 2011 Date Seen: February 3, 2012 Rating: 3/5
Some very good anecdotes here but much of this "schlockumentary"* is just a skimpy version of what Randy Palmer had already chronicled in Herschell Gordon Lewis, The Godfather of Gore: The Films, a book that was published a decade before this film was produced. Maslon's work towards preserving Lewis's films should not be casually dismissed. But this doc is not much more than a good primer on Lewis and his film. Doesn't really give you a good idea of why he matters though.
And that's where I come in, he said not-at-all modestly.
*Lewis's words, not mine