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, 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) joined the team.

In 2014, BLEEDING SKULL! VIDEO was launched 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 dedicated to sharing unreleased (or barely released) movies with the world.

JOSEPH A. ZIEMBA
Site creator/designer/writer

Chicago Heights. Haimster. Smoothie. Wilson. 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