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Joseph A. Ziemba

  • Reviews

    Carnage (1984)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. Before the opening credits of Carnage, a groom shoots his bride in the face with a pistol. Then, he shoots himself. Andy…

  • Reviews

    Ogroff (1983)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. Truffaut. Godard. Malle. Rohmer. Ogroff. If you’re sharp, you’ve determined that we’re speaking French. And, if you’re even sharper, you’ve recognized five…

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    Long Island Cannibal Massacre (1980)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. At seventeen, I bought a four-track cassette recorder. My dream was to write and record songs in the style of Nirvana and…

  • Home Video

    HEAVY METAL MASSACRE (BSV-666)

    Bleeding Skull! Video was a collaboration with our friends at Mondo, the art boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse, that existed from 2014-17. The Heavy Metal Massacre limited edition VHS was the…

  • Home Video

    BLONDE DEATH (BSV-006)

    Bleeding Skull! Video was a collaboration with our friends at Mondo, the art boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse, that existed from 2014-17. The Blonde Death limited edition VHS/DVD was the sixth Bleeding…

  • Home Video

    SCARY TALES (BSV-005)

    Bleeding Skull! Video was a collaboration with our friends at Mondo, the art boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse, that existed from 2014-17. The Scary Tales limited edition VHS/DVD was the fifth Bleeding…

  • Reviews

    Folies Meurtrieres (1984)

    I like change. I like it when I’m challenged to grow and adapt to whatever path life takes. Change helps us to focus and make things better. We learn from it.…

  • Reviews

    Yarasa Adam Bedmen (1973)

    I’ve never understood Led Zeppelin. Their songs are all one-riff bro-jams that last three minutes longer than they need to. But I just saw Turkish Batman and Robin wipe out a…

  • Home Video

    NIGHT FEEDER (BSV-004)

    Bleeding Skull! Video was a collaboration with our friends at Mondo, the art boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse, that existed from 2014-17. The Night Feeder limited edition VHS/DVD was the fourth…

  • Reviews

    Hand Of Pleasure, The (1971)

    Sometimes, movies can be more than movies. In One Week, Buster Keaton massaged the real-life stressor of moving with sight gags involving a build-it-yourself house. Keaton’s humor works as advice. He…

  • Reviews

    Arpie (1987)

    It’s easy to burn out on the world. No matter how old you are or what you’ve achieved in life, there will always be something to keep you up at night…

  • Reviews

    Angel Of Fury (1992)

    The world could use seven-hundred more Cynthia Rothrocks. Since that’s not possible, it’s our duty to canonize everything about the one that we do have. Cynthia Rothrock is the planet’s foremost…

  • Reviews

    House Of Dreams (1963)

    By 1952, The Three Stooges were on their decline. Their kick-off short for that year, A Missed Fortune, was yet another remake of an earlier hit. In this case, it was…

  • Reviews

    Reincarnation Of Sex, The (1982)

    “You have a beautiful body.” That’s the first line of dialogue in The Reincarnation Of Sex. Flattery will get this movie everywhere. Brazilian horror movies are defined by outrageous shocks and…

  • Reviews

    Death Warrior (1984)

    It’s a known fact that ninjas from all over the world are capable of incredible feats. However, only ninjas from Turkey can throw a rock that turns into a bomb when…

  • Reviews

    Hallucinations (1987)

    When I was nine, my family drove from Chicago to Florida, just like the Griswalds in National Lampoon’s Vacation. One morning, we stopped at IHOP for breakfast. I had to use…

  • Reviews

    Night Of The Zombies (1981)

    It’s easy to pass judgment on people. But “easy” doesn’t always equal “better.” Sometimes, we can learn a lot through empathy. It might take more work on our end, but that…

  • Reviews

    Key To Vengeance, The (1988)

    It’s common knowledge that the most important ninja skill is stealth. It’s a lesser known fact that stealth can be achieved while wearing green parachute pants. In the 1980s, filmmaker Godfrey…

  • Features

    EXQUISITES 2014: Films Of The Year

    We were standing on the porch of a farm house in Lufkin, Texas. To the right side of the door was a plaque that read, “BRAMMER PETROLEUM INC. — J.A. BRYAN…

  • Reviews

    Winterbeast (1992)

    At last count, the Milky Way galaxy contained approximately one-hundred million black holes. The largest of these holes is known as Winterbeast. Native American mythology has always been a source of…

  • Home Video

    RUN COYOTE RUN (BSV-003)

    Bleeding Skull! Video was a collaboration with our friends at Mondo, the art boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse, that existed from 2014-17. The Run Coyote Run limited edition VHS was the…

  • Features

    Happy HAUNTEDWEEN: An Interview With Doug Robertson

    Why celebrate Halloween when you can celebrate Hauntedween? Filmed on 16mm in Kentucky and Tennessee, Hauntedween is the only slasher in history to combine Little Richard impressions, “Foot Locker SLAM FEST!” t-shirts,…

  • Home Video

    THE SOULTANGLER (BSV-002)

    Bleeding Skull! Video was a collaboration with our friends at Mondo, the art boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse, that existed from 2014-17. The Soultangler limited edition VHS was the second Bleeding…

  • Reviews

    Death Run (1987)

    Some movies have training montages of shirtless men using exercise machines. But only one movie has a training montage of shirtless men using each other as exercise machines. DEATH RUN! Nuclear…

  • Reviews

    Wendigo (1978)

    Sixty minutes into Wendigo, two men paddle down a river in a canoe. This is not surprising. Because up until this point, most of the movie is made up of people…

  • Home Video

    CARDS OF DEATH (BSV-001)

    Bleeding Skull! Video was a collaboration with our friends at Mondo, the art boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse, that existed from 2014-17. The Cards of Death limited edition VHS was the…

  • Reviews

    Headhunter (1988)

    In 1988, L’Trimm released a Top 40 rap single called “Cars That Go Boom.” It told the story of how Bunny D and Lady Tigra from L’Trimm were really into cars…

  • Reviews

    Love Captive, The (1968)

    In Louis Malle’s Elevator To The Gallows, there’s a scene of Jeanne Moreau walking down a Paris street at night. The depth of field blurs the background, so that Moreau’s face…

  • Reviews

    Rejuvenator, The (1988)

    A few years ago, my parents invited me to a Paul McCartney concert. I was skeptical. But my dad’s excitement was infectious. It made me happy to see him so happy.…

  • Reviews

    Tales Of A Salesman (1965)

    As Tales Of A Salesman begins, we see smoke and abstract colors. A voice channels Oliver Hardy: “Hello out there! I’m a poltergeist, sent down here to help salesmen! I’m the…

  • Reviews

    Run Coyote Run (1987)

    If you are a person who likes movies, Run Coyote Run is a conflict of interest. Renee Harmon and James Bryan had a hand in some of the most remarkably defective…

  • Reviews

    Süper adam Istanbul’da (1972)

    For many years, it was rumored that Turkish people were incapable of making boring movies. DEBUNKED! Süper adam Istanbul’da is a giallo-gangster-super-hero movie from the director of The Dead Don’t Talk.…