About


BLEEDING SKULL! was launched on January 4, 2004. The intent was simple. Joseph A. Ziemba would write reviews of obscure trash-horror films on VHS that were collected during his travels across the United States. Then Joseph met Dan Budnik, who started writing for the site. Almost a decade later, they co-authored BLEEDING SKULL! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey (Headpress, 2013), a collection and expansion of all things Bleeding Skull. In 2013, Joseph and Dan welcomed Zack Carlson, co-author of DESTROY ALL MOVIES!!! The Complete Guide To Punks On Film (Fantagraphics, 2010), and Annie Choi, author of Happy Birthday or Whatever: Track Suits, Kim Chee, and Other Family Disasters (Harper Collins, 2007) and Shut Up You’re Welcome: Thoughts on Life, Death and Other Inconveniences (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2013) to the team.

In 2014, Joseph and Zack launched BLEEDING SKULL! VIDEO with the help of MONDO, the art boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Specializing in ultra-obscure, no-budget horror and exploitation movies from the 1980s and early 1990s, BLEEDING SKULL! VIDEO is a VHS and digital streaming label that is dedicated to sharing unreleased (or barely released) movies with the world.

JOSEPH A. ZIEMBA
Site creator/designer/writer

Chicago Heights. Haimster. Smoothie. Grohl. Ford Festiva.
joseph@bleedingskull.com

ANNIE CHOI
Writer

Northridge. Felddog. Toast. Moon. Volvo 240L.
annie@bleedingskull.com

ZACK CARLSON
Writer

San Mateo. Hart. Meat. Myers. “Brave Truck.”
zack@bleedingskull.com

DAN BUDNIK
Writer

Irondequoit. Feldman. French toast. Blakey. Plymouth Reliant.
dan@bleedingskull.com