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Joseph A. Ziemba

  • Reviews

    Devil Story (1985)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. The French have their talons in me. I’m always on the lookout for another Ogroff, which happens to be the apex of…

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    Demon Queen (1986)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. A succubus rubs the crotch of a man who is not interested in having his crotch rubbed. Thirty seconds later, guts are…

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    Death Spa (1988)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. I just slid my keycard to get into the Star Body Health Spa, but it wouldn’t work. Fuck this computer shit. Death…

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    Death Row Diner (1988)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. The Noid does not live comfortably today. His royalty checks from Domino’s Pizza dried up long ago. Nintendo won’t even return his…

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    Christmas Evil (1980)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. The winter holidays and nostalgia go hand in hand. Even for psychopathic Santa Claus obsessives. While most low-rent, holiday-inspired horror films evoke…

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    Deadly Love (1987)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. What is deadly love? Deadly love is carving a loved one’s name in your palm. Deadly love is defending your girlfriend with…

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    Carrier, The (1988)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. Adults wearing Hefty bags argue over the proprietorship of cats and apocalyptic chaos ensues. This garners my utmost respect. With George Romero-lite…

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    Captives (1988)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. One dead dog, one knifed babysitter, and one almost-smothered baby. Welcome back to New Jersey. Hot on the profit trail of Video…

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    Cannibal Campout (1988)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. Normal film: “I would like to have sex with you.” Cannibal Campout: “You can suck my cock and I’ll lick your pussy.”…

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    Brainsucker, The (1988)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. Woolworth’s interiors. A hunchback in a courtroom. Someone moaning “braaaaaiiiin suuuuckaaah” through a anger pedal. Five minutes down and I’m already exhausted.…

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    Boardinghouse (1982)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. Does this film even exist? May, 1984. A handful of teens pile into a drive-in outside of Long Island, New York. That…

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    Blood Tracks (1985)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. If it was 1985 and you were in a band called Easy Action, what would it take to change your name to…

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    Blood Frenzy (1988)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. If you enjoyed The Dream Team (group therapy eld trip) and The Hills Have Eyes (assault on an RV), you’re in luck.…

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    Blood Cult (1985)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. Every trend needs a defining trendsetter. In the case of SOV trash, it wasn’t mullets or acid wash jeans or people riding…

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    Blood Harvest (1985)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. Tiny Tim is kneeling at an altar, weeping, and covered in clown make-up. He’s sweaty. I’ve been waiting my whole life for…

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    Black Devil Doll From Hell (1984)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. We all know that if you have sex, you’re headed straight to hell. We all know that if you defile the Bible,…

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    Hook of Woodland Heights, The (1988)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. Nice people making a nice video about a psychopath that kills a child (and a chihuahua) with a barbecue utensil fashioned as…

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    Attack of the Killer Refrigerator (1984)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. In the early 1980s, my parents installed a beer tap in our wood-paneled basement. The reason? My dad wanted to liven up…

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    Al Filo Del Terror (1990)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. Suffer, little children. The El Griego Show is on the air. There are two sides to every human. Sometimes, there are two…

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    555 (1988)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. “Caution: Viewing may cause severe damage to your brain cells.” Shot on one-inch video tape in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village, 555 hit the…

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    Abomination, The (1986)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. A woman has puked. Her son has puked. His boss, his girlfriend, her kitchen cabinets, and a washing machine have puked. I…

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    Rocktober Blood (1984)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. There are many ways to rock. However, if you are unable to master rock’s most formidable weapon, the Cat Scream, there is…

  • Home Video

    NINJA ZOMBIE (AGFA-009)

    AGFA + Bleeding Skull! is a collaboration with our friends at the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA). Purchase the Ninja Zombie Special Edition DVD here. Black vest. No shirt. No fear. NO RULES!!…

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    Blood Beat (1982)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. Never underestimate the power of a Samurai-induced orgasm. Blood Beat is an experimental semi-slasher that takes place during the Christmas season. Christmas…

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    Death Nurse (1987)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. A surgeon wears a dish rag over his face. Rubber bands hold it in place. He wipes blood on a patient’s hairy…

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    Day Of The Reaper (1984)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. First, I want you to know that I recently waded in the Pacific Ocean for the first time. Second, I want you…

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    Frozen Scream (1981)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. If there is any justice in this world, Renee Harmon is now sitting on a cloud next to God. Writer-producer-actor Harmon had…

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    Last Slumber Party, The (1988)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. School is out! Summer is here! Three months of non-stop partying begins tonight! Linda’s throwing a slumber party. Her friends Chris and Tracy…

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    Doctor Bloodbath (1988)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. Somebody had to bring abortions and slashers together. I’m glad Nick Millard was the one to do it. Successful filmmaking is about cutting…

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    Boogeyman, The (1980)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. An analyst once surmised that my lifelong obsession with trash-horror films was simply a substitute for confronting the “horrific” hurdles in my life.…

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    Sledgehammer (1983)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. Everybody knows that Ted Prior is capable of ripping a man’s arm off with his bare hands. Then, using that arm to beat…

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    Iced (1988)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. I’ve never snorted cocaine. But I’ve seen Bright Lights, Big City. That pretty much makes me an expert. Therefore, I suspect that a…

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    Disconnected (1983)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. Alicia works in a video store. Her apartment is decorated with a poster for the film Neighbors and a novelty bust of Groucho…

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    Bloody Moon (1980)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey! On the seventh day, God rested. On the eighth day, Jess Franco made a slasher. It was a very good week. In December…

  • Home Video

    THE SOULTANGLER (AGFA-006)

    AGFA + Bleeding Skull! is a collaboration with our friends at the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA). Purchase The Soultangler Special Edition DVD here. If Re-Animator was shot on Long Island for…