Herschell Gordon Lewis, the maker of horror film, famously known as the "godfather of gore," died at 87.
The director of such movies as Blood Feast and Two Thousand Maniacs in his rest at his home in Pompano Beach, Florida on Monday, said his representative James Saito.
Mr Lewis spearheaded the ghastliness classification in the 1960s known as the "splatter film," which deliberately centered around blood and horror.
His ease, envelope-pushing movies shamelessly highlighted blood, viciousness and bareness.
Other thrillers made by Mr Lewis incorporates A Taste of Blood, The Wizard of Gore, The Gruesome Twosome, She-Devils on Wheels and Scum of the Earth!.
Mr Lewis additionally worked in publicizing and financed the greater part of his own movies.
John Waters, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino and James Gunn are among the advanced movie producers who were motivated by Mr Lewis' work.
Mr Gunn posted his sympathies on Twitter:
RIP Herschell Gordon Lewis, the creator of splatter films & the director of Blood Feast & 2000 Maniacs. He changed cinema. ????❤️
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 26, 2016