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  • Reviews

    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…

  • Reviews

    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,…

  • Reviews

    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…

  • Reviews

    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…

  • Reviews

    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…

  • Reviews

    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…

  • Reviews

    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…

  • Reviews

    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!!…

  • Reviews

    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…

  • Reviews

    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…

  • Reviews

    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…

  • 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…

  • Reviews

    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…

  • Reviews

    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…

  • Reviews

    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…

  • Home Video

    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…

  • Reviews

    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…

  • Reviews

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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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…