Bleeding Skull

Since 2004, Bleeding Skull has explored otherworldly cinema through reviews, books, and home video releases.

Favorite films

  • The Cat
  • I Was a Teenage Serial Killer
  • A Night to Dismember
  • Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story

Recent activity

  • All About Mighty Lady

  • You’ve Never Been Completely Honest

  • The School Is Watching

  • Evil of Dracula

Recent reviews

  • All About Mighty Lady

    All About Mighty Lady

    ALL ABOUT MIGHTY LADY is the cinematic equivalent of Voltron—a magnificent being that’s only as powerful as the sum of its parts. This is an experimental, 30-minute compilation of student films, Super 8 special effects tests, and unsold proof-of-concept pilots from filmmaker Ichiro Ômomo. It was only ever released on VHS by Daiei Video as part of Japan’s V-Cinema (direct-to-video) wave in the 1980s. And we should all be grateful for its existence. This is a cascade of vector graphics,…

  • You’ve Never Been Completely Honest

    You’ve Never Been Completely Honest

    This one shook me. Feeling like a segment from MTV’s LIQUID TELEVISION as realized by Charles Manson, YOU’VE NEVER BEEN COMPLETELY HONEST shares the story of a true crime incident using an unreleased audio recording, reenactments shot on Super 8, and electric animated sequences. And it’s flawless. The first thing we hear is an interviewer’s voice: “This is the story of a group of people that pay $1000 for a 4-day encounter group, which is absolutely the most lurid thing…

Popular reviews

  • 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…