Bleeding Skull!

Bleeding Skull!

Making the world safe for DIY horror and exploitation since 2004. We are Joseph A. Ziemba, Annie Choi, and Zack Carlson.

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  • Halloween Party

    Halloween Party

    HALLOWEEN PARTY is a minimalist slasher that features stolen music from HALLOWEEN, 8-bit text crawls, and a cast of real-life teenagers who talk very fast. While it follows the basic template of other shot-on-video hangout slashers like BLOOD LAKE, HALLOWEEN PARTY is less of a “real movie” and more of a “home movie.” That’s what makes it cross the threshold from a charming curiosity to a time-warp treasure chest that overflows with Halloween mood. Like GIRLS AT THE CARNIVAL and…

  • Street Tales of Terror

    Street Tales of Terror

    There are many reasons to watch and enjoy STREET TALES OF TERROR: the witty dialogue, the drug dealer named Peaches, the character who wears a shirt that says “You have your whole life to be a jerk … why don’t you take today off?” (Words to live by.) But perhaps the most important reason is that you want to experience the stories told by Black people, especially in a genre that’s dominated by white voices. The writers, directors, and cast…

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  • Halloween: The Truth Behind the Mask

    Halloween: The Truth Behind the Mask

    HALLOWEEN: THE TRUTH BEHIND THE MASK is what might have happened if Beavis and Butthead made EASY RIDER instead of Dennis Hopper. As great as that sounds on paper, the reality is much more grim. Possibly shot in Pittsburgh (thanks to a Pittsburgh Steelers poster on the wall), this is an anti-movie about people sitting on couches, walking through forests, and getting high. Outside of one elaborate gore scene involving Michael Myers’s fingers thrusting through someone’s skull, nothing notable happens.…

  • Retribution

    Retribution

    RETRIBUTION is a solid hit from start to finish. It’s like a jukebox with only your favorite songs. In the age of streaming, it’s easy to forget that there was a time when a machine could be loaded with 45s with only good shit that you’d never skip. RETRIBUTION reminds us that a movie really can have it all: gore, death, sides of raw meat, Day-Glo paintings, spandex miniskirts, melodramatic love stories, and a guy with a Julius Caesar haircut.…