Since 2004, Bleeding Skull has explored otherworldly cinema through reviews, books, and home video releases.
Frank Henenlotter is a national treasure, and it’s all thanks to the gutter-trash symphony known as BASKET CASE. Stealthily filmed in the toilet bowls of Times Square and chock-full of demented fury, Henenlotter’s debut is a celebration of real-life NYC sleazers, stop-motion shocks, and the beautifully grotesque puppet monstrosity known as Belial. BASKET CASE is disgusting, hilarious, and over-the-top in every way possible—kind of like if Herschell Gordon Lewis directed FREAKS on the set of TAXI DRIVER. I want to adopt Belial. (Joseph A. Ziemba)
Shot in Fresno, CA on Super 8, BEASTIES is a leisurely paced movie that isn’t boring because it’s fueled by heart, beautiful zero-budget effects, and anticipation. This is a 1950s alien invasion template that feels like it was alchemized with THE DEADLY SPAWN and an episode of BOY MEETS WORLD, then filmed on Mark Polonia’s front lawn. In terms of aesthetics, BEASTIES is similar to MUTILATIONS, a homemade throwback from the late 1980s. MUTILATIONS had passion behind the camera, but…
Just sharing this to commemorate the day that we released BOARDINGHOUSE on Blu-ray with AGFA! We still can’t believe it’s a real thing that happened.
One of the movies that inspired the launch of Bleeding Skull, BOARDINGHOUSE is a hallucinogenic maelstrom of madness from director-producer-actor John Wintergate and writer-producer-leading-lady Kalassu. It’s also the first shot-on-video horror film to be blown up to 35mm and released theatrically. We’re ecstatic to bring the 35mm theatrical cut to home video for the first…
THINGS is the best drug that I’ve ever taken. Somewhere in Canada, three friends arrive at a house in the woods to watch TV and drink beer. Little do they know that they’ve stepped into a black hole to another dimension, one that’s dripping with giant mutant bugs, gore-soaked chainsaw battles, and violence against all forms of logic. While watching this non-sequitur collage from anti-reality, your central nervous system will be consumed by every emotion that’s essential to being alive—excitement, hilarity, outrage, fascination, confusion, repulsion, and exhilaration. Hesher horror will never reach such heights again. (Joseph A. Ziemba)