Hi. I’m Joseph A. Ziemba. This is my official welcome to our new webbskrite.
When you think about it, THE ALL-NEW #1 SUPER BLEEDING SKULL PARTY SITE is really only causing you to ask yourself two questions:
1. Oh man, I was really getting tee’d off at you and Dan! I’m so happy there are new writers on the site! But who are they?
Great question. First, there’s Zack Carlson. Zack is the co-author and editor of DESTROY ALL MOVIES!!! A Complete Guide To Punks On Film (Fantagraphics, 2010), which is the new 21st century standard for books on cinema. He was also the proofreader and omnipotent advisor on our book. Zack changes lives wherever he goes. He’s the most genuine and admirable person I’ve met in a long time. It’s an honor to call Zack a friend, let alone have him on our team.
Next is Annie Choi. Annie is the author of Happy Birthday or Whatever: Track Suits, Kim Chee, and Other Family Disasters (Harper Collins, 2008) and Shut Up You’re Welcome: Thoughts on Life, Death, and Other Inconveniences (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2013), which are two of the most hilarious and beautiful books you’ll ever read. She was also a contributing editor on our book. So in addition to improving many aspects of my life, Annie improved the Bleeding Skull book so much that we don’t sound like jackasses. She’s a peerless writer. And a peerless individual.
2. What happened to some of the old reviews, especially the 1980s shot-on-video stuff?
Short answer: BLEEDING SKULL! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey will be published by Headpress in August 2013. You should buy it!
Long answer: Sixty percent of the book is comprised of films that were reviewed on the site from 2004-2011. We spent untold hours rewriting and improving those reviews for the book. Because of contractual obligations, we can’t reproduce content from the book on the site. So instead of leaving inferior reviews up, we decided to take them down. The book stands on its own as a culmination of Bleeding Skull: Volume 1. You should buy it!
Best answer: The site will be filled up with so much great shit so fast that you won’t miss the old reviews. We’ve spent nearly a year researching and accumulating movies for the site. It’s going to be good. Trust me.