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Bleeding Skull!

A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey

Jam-packed with rare photographs, advertisements, and VHS sleeves (most of which have never been seen), an edifying, laugh-out-loud guide through the dusty inventory of the greatest video store that never existed.

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Heavy Metal Massacre, The Last Slumber Party — this book gets deep into gutter-level, no-budget horror, from shot-on-video (SOV) revelations (Doctor Bloodbath) to forgotten theatrical casualties (Frozen Scream).

Clown midget slashers! The Indonesian Jason! A pregnant woman in a bikini who eats fried chicken before getting her fetus ripped out by a psychopath! It’s all here. And it’s all curated by the enthusiastic minds behind Bleedingskull.com, the world’s foremost authority on trash-horror obscurities.

A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey is the definitive resource on 1980s trash-horror cinema. Jam-packed with rare photographs, advertisements, and VHS sleeves (most of which have never been seen), BLEEDING SKULL! is an edifying, laugh-out-loud guide through the dusty inventory of the greatest video store that never existed.

Dan Budnik

DANIEL BUDNIK’s book, Bleeding Skull!: A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey, was published by Headpress. His second book covers 1980s action films. He co-hosts a podcast on made for TV movies with Amanda Reyes. His writing can be found on the blog Some Polish American Guy Reviews Things. He lives in Los Angeles with his beautiful wife and many animals.

Joseph A. Ziemba

JOSEPH A. ZIEMBA was born and raised in the greater Chicagoland area. He’s an art director and film programmer for the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX. In addition to creating Bleedingskull.com, he has toured extensively as a member of the bands Wolfie, The Like Young, Beaujolais, and Taken By Savages.

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