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  • Reviews

    Devil Curse Country (1988)

    If there’s one thing movies have taught us about love, it is this: You can’t make someone love you, no matter how many potions you give or how many spells you…

  • Home Video

    JUNGLE TRAP + RUN COYOTE RUN (AGFA-027)

    AGFA + Bleeding Skull! is a collaboration with our friends at the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA). Purchase the Jungle Trap + Run Coyote Run Special Edition Blu-ray here. Two lost…

  • Features

    Shorts That Tore Our Heads Off: Volume 2

    Short films are like Hi-Chews — bite-size flavor explosions that should be savored before moving onto the next one, and the one after that. Given the bottomless well of compelling shorts…

  • Reviews

    Debbie Does Damnation (1999)

    A very naked woman is hogtied while disemboweled, gory bodies hang around her. A demon with giant white eyes and a 90s skater haircut ambles through a door with a sign…

  • Reviews

    Elliot (2017)

    In his book Mr. Know-It-All, John Waters claims that in order to be successful in life, “You need two people to think your work is good, yourself and somebody else (not…

  • Reviews

    Devil Fetus (1983)

    Not everyone wants babies. They’re a lot of work. They need to be fed and bathed and clothed and, like, a whole bunch of other stuff. I’ve heard you need to…

  • Reviews

    Horror (2003)

    If I had to choose one word to describe Horror — besides “horror” — that word would be “mushrooms.” Now that your expectations are set, there’s something you need to know:…

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    Miedo a la muerte (1989)

    It’s a dark and stormy night. It’s a night just like tonight—that is, if it’s dark and stormy where you are. Two lovers hunker down in a dark, abandoned house. It’s…

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    Dangerous Seductress (1992)

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be a veterinarian when I grew up. I wanted to treat mostly reptiles and the occasional horse because I found animals to be…

  • Reviews

    The Boy From Hell (2004)

    Years ago, I figured out that I didn’t want children. There wasn’t a journey of self-exploration that led to this decision. I just woke up one day and knew that there…

  • Reviews

    Iron Thunder (1989)

    In elementary school, kids called me Annie Choi-Boy or Annie Fannie. They also called me Ching Chong, which is definitely not racist because I speak fluent Ching Chong. I think we…

  • Reviews

    Sins of the Fleshapoids (1966)

    Most people believe that the sci-fi genre peaked with movies like 2001, Star Wars, and The Matrix. Those people are wrong. It’s one-hundred years in the future. Humans obsess over Fleshapoids,…

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    The Cat (1992)

    I am a cat person, but I do not have a cat. I just find cats refreshing. They’re total assholes that don’t care about your feelings, and they aim to please…

  • Features

    EXQUISITES 2020: Films of the Year

    Clearly 2020 will be a year we remember and one we rather forget. We hope from the bottom of our black little hearts that you remained healthy and sane (but not…

  • Reviews

    Within the Woods (1978)

    “Abstract Plain” is a song from the album Teenager of the Year by Frank Black. The lyrics describe Black’s desire to escape from the real world to an emotional oasis: “I…

  • Reviews

    Night of the Witches (1970)

    A few days ago I woke up with a hankering for a Bloody Mary. This is not something I usually drink, but for whatever reason, it sounded absolutely perfect. Salty, spicy,…

  • Features

    Shorts That Tore Our Heads Off: Volume 1

    Short films are like Hi-Chews — bite-size flavor explosions that should be savored before moving onto the next one, and the one after that. Given the bottomless well of compelling shorts…

  • Home Video

    SCARY TALES (AGFA-022)

    AGFA + Bleeding Skull! is a collaboration with our friends at the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA). Purchase the Scary Tales Special Edition Blu-ray here. Scary Tales proves that the films…

  • Reviews

    Halloween Party (1989)

    “Halloween” and “party” are two words that describe everything I want in life. So it’s no surprise that Halloween Party is everything I want in life. It’s Halloween night! Becky’s having…

  • Reviews

    Street Tales of Terror (2004)

    Let’s talk horror. We of course know the classic horror stories—the ones with Freddy, Jason, Michael, Leatherface, and a whole bunch of forgettably attractive white people. These fictional, goopy, squishy barnstormers…

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    Retribution (1987)

    It’s Halloween and people are dressed up as Frankenstein monsters, vampires, werewolves, and gloriously deformed creatures, including a monster with another monster in its neck. It’s the best night of the…

  • Reviews

    Attack of the Beast Creatures (1985)

    Island settings have always been money in the bank for trash-horror filmmakers. Because islands have bugs, beaches, coconuts, and sunlight — everything you need to not have a good time. From…

  • Reviews

    Tiyanak (1988)

    Listen, there’s a lot of stuff America is good at: freedom of the press, Yosemite National Park, Golden Retrievers, ranch dressing, type 2 diabetes. And there’s a whole lot of stuff…

  • Home Video

    LIMBO (AGFA-020)

    AGFA + Bleeding Skull! is a collaboration with our friends at the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA). Purchase the Limbo Special Edition Blu-ray here. After starring in 100 movies over the past…

  • Reviews

    The Manson Family (1997)

    I couldn’t sleep after watching The Manson Family. It wasn’t because of the story of Charles Manson and his cult of murderers. I’ve read Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi and listened…

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    Devil’s Express (1976)

    Warhawk Tanzania is a man who takes no shit and fucks shit up. He gives no shit, but at the same time, he gives a shit, especially when it comes to…

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    Astounding She-Monster, The (1957)

    If you’ve never listened to the song “Night and Day” by Al B. Sure!, you should. With its killer hooks and camp theatrics, this song has the power to get anyone…

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    Der Fan (1982)

    Remember when the Beatles came to America? They stepped off the plane and girls were waiting on the runway, absolutely losing their fucking minds. Screaming, screeching, yelling, pulling their hair, waving…

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    Blood Shack (1971)

    There’s a scene in Blood Shack where late filmmaker Ray Dennis Steckler’s kids play musical chair. Yes, that’s “chair” and not “chairs.” Because there’s only one chair. This is a perfect…

  • Reviews

    Go For Broke (1985)

    “We mustn’t quit now, or else we’ll be disgraced. . . . I’ll fight, even if I end up dead.” Cue the first-pumping guitar riffs and throttling basslines and get ready…