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  • Reviews

    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.…

  • Reviews

    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…

  • Reviews

    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…

  • Reviews

    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…

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    JUNGLE TRAP (BSV-007)

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

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    Splatter: Architects Of Fear (1986)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. A poor man’s George Plimpton introduces Splatter: Architects Of Fear: “It is the year two thousand and two. The world has been…

  • Reviews

    Twisted Issues (1988)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. Skate or die. I mean it. Twisted Issues is the debut film from underground art-barf filmmaker Charles Pinion. It has a killer…

  • Reviews

    Scream Dream (1989)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. You love VFW heavy metal. You love hand puppets. And of course, you love the shit out of genital violence. Yet, you…

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    Tales From The Quadead Zone (1987)

    Originally published in Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey. Chester Novell Turner, where in the world were you? Here’s an infallible theory. Shot on video (SOV) horror films in the 1980s were…

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    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…

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    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…

  • Reviews

    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…

  • Features

    EXQUISITES 2016: Films Of The Year

    We’re not going to lie — 2016 was a giant dumpster fire. We lost Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Gene Wilder, Alan Rickman, Muhammad Ali, Ted V. Mikels, and the godfather…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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

    Beyond Dream’s Door (1989)

    What happens to dreams when they’re forgotten? Do they just fade away into the cold, dark corners of your psyche? Do they disappear silently, without so much a word or a…

  • Reviews

    Witchtrap (1989)

    The most important thing to know about Witchtrap is that it’s not the sequel to Witchboard. There’s a screen that explains this right before the opening credits on the original VHS.…

  • Reviews

    Human Prey (1995)

    Fifth grade was merciless and cruel. Because of budget cuts, there were nearly 40 kids in my class. Someone was always getting spit on or bitten or sucker punched. Half the…

  • Reviews

    Warrior Brother (1995)

    A smooth-talking skirt-chaser. A beautiful woman. A jealous ex. Fractured lives. Extortion. Revenge. You can find all of this in Don Giovanni, one of the many operas about a womanizing asshole.…

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    EXQUISITES 2015: Films Of The Year

    If there’s one thing we want to say here at Bleeding Skull! it is this: Thank you. Thank you from the depths of our hearts, which will hopefully be pulled out…

  • Reviews

    Cross of Seven Jewels, The (1987)

    Imagine you’re in Naples, a picturesque city along the cerulean Mediterranean Sea, a charming Old World city that dates back to the Bronze Age. There are centuries-old palazzos, piazzas, and villas…

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    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…

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    Omega Cop (1990)

    The tagline on the VHS cover of Omega Cop says it all: “The year is 1999. John Travis is the toughest cop alive …He is the only cop alive!” Indeed, the…

  • 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

    Love Toy (1971)

    This is a film by Doris Wishman. This means you are in for less of a film, and more of a surreal experience marked by wooden dialogue, unappetizing sex scenes, shots…

  • Reviews

    Bare Knuckles (1977)

    A bounty hunter and a criminal throw down in a good old-fashioned fistfight. There are flying punches to the jaw and sharp knees to the gut. The men are caked in…