Bleeding Skull!

Since 2004, BLEEDING SKULL! has explored the depths of underground cinema through reviews, books, and home video releases.

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  • Pathogen
  • Boardinghouse
  • Treasure of the Ninja
  • Jungle Trap

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  • Meatball Machine

    Meatball Machine

    Just like you and me, directors Yudai Yamaguchi and Juichi Yamamoto grew up on American 80s horror splatter films. If it sprayed, it played, as the saying goes. But they also loved the classic monster and superhero stories of their native Japan, like Kamen Rider. As budding filmmakers, they wondered, what if they could combine body horror with the effects of tokusatsu television shows and America’s obsession with dangerous weapons and senseless violence? And what if, just like Doritos, they…

  • Wicked World

    Wicked World

    The long-awaited Blu-ray reissue of WICKED WORLD—the follow-up to the infamous THINGS from filmmaker Barry J. Gillis—is out now from AGFA + Bleeding Skull!

    In 1989, Gillis and friends renewed the world’s faith in Canada with the horror brainbomb known as THINGS. But that was only the beginning. WICKED WORLD is not only Gillis’ 1991 follow-up to THINGS—it’s also a new form of genre anarchy. Grant Ekland (Gillis) is a cop who is haunted by the death of his girlfriend…

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  • Boardinghouse

    Boardinghouse

    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…

  • 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…