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
Chicago Heights. Haimster. Smoothie. Grohl. Ford Festiva.
Northridge. Felddog. Toast. Moon. Volvo 240L.
San Mateo. Hart. Meat. Myers. “Brave Truck.”
Irondequoit. Feldman. French toast. Blakey. Plymouth Reliant.