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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Favorite Underrated Horror - 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 is the co-author and designer of BLEEDING SKULL! A 1980s TRASH-HORROR ODYSSEY (Headpress, 2013), the definitive resource on 1980s trash-horror cinema. Joe has toured extensively as a member of the bands Wolfie, The Like Young, Beaujolais, and Taken By Savages.
Buy a limited edition hardcover of BLEEDING SKULL! A 1980s TRASH-HORROR ODYSSEY here:
http://www.headpress.com/ShowProduct.aspx?ID=128

Joseph can be found on Twitter here:
https://twitter.com/JosephAZiemba 
and Bleeding Skull here:
https://twitter.com/Bleeding_Skull

Also, for those in Los Angeles, Bleeding Skull is having a book launch/screening event on October 12th as part of Cinefamily's United States of Horror! Don't miss it!
from their site:
"One of the greatest cinematic mysteries of the last 100 years has finally been solved. The filmmaker behind the deadly duo of shot-on-video horror milestones Black Devil Doll From Hell and its sister film Tales From The Quadead Zone has not only been found, but is coming to the Cinefamily in person to answer your questions about — well, pretty much everything. Full description coming soon…
Black Devil Doll From Hell Dir. Chester Turner, 1984, analog presentation, 70 min.
Tales From The Quadead Zone Dir. Chester Turner, 1987, analog presentation, 62 min.
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Tickets here:
http://cinefamily.ticketmob.com/show.cfm?cart&clearGlobalQueryCache=now&id=7181
HOLY FUCKING SHIT! One of the greatest cinematic mysteries of the last 100 years has finally been solved. The filmmaker behind the deadly duo of shot-on-video horror milestones Black Devil Doll From Hell and its sister film Tales From The Quadead Zone has not only been found, but is coming to the Cinefamily in person to answer your questions about — well, pretty much everything. Full description coming soon…
Black Devil Doll From Hell Dir. Chester Turner, 1984, analog presentation, 70 min.
Tales From The Quadead Zone Dir. Chester Turner, 1987, analog presentation, 62 min. - See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-united-states-of-horror/#sthash.Nqh4JDB4.dpuf
HOLY FUCKING SHIT! One of the greatest cinematic mysteries of the last 100 years has finally been solved. The filmmaker behind the deadly duo of shot-on-video horror milestones Black Devil Doll From Hell and its sister film Tales From The Quadead Zone has not only been found, but is coming to the Cinefamily in person to answer your questions about — well, pretty much everything. Full description coming soon…
Black Devil Doll From Hell Dir. Chester Turner, 1984, analog presentation, 70 min.
Tales From The Quadead Zone Dir. Chester Turner, 1987, analog presentation, 62 min. - See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-united-states-of-horror/#sthash.Nqh4JDB4.dpuf

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A NIGHT TO DISMEMBER
(1983, Dir. Doris Wishman)

Vicki Kent (80s porn star Samantha Fox) is released from a mental institution. Gory murders ensue. That's it! But the "plot" is inconsequential to the entire experience of the film itself, which is beyond words. Cobbled together from multiple sources, Doris Wishman’s gory experiment in necessity isn’t so much a misconstrued slasher as it is a boon to mankind. This is a constant onslaught of technical madness, visual perversion, and dreamy atmospherics. You’ll never be bored.


ANOTHER SON OF SAM
(1977, Dir. Dave A. Adams)

This dirt-cheap, North Carolina "true crime" rip-off has no connection to Son Of Sam, let alone another Son of Sam. So what's it all about? I have no idea. But it has something to do with an escaped mental patient named Harvey, some sweet speedboat jumps, SWAT troopers, and a lounge singer named Johnny Charro. Plus, an abortion. However, this movie isn't really about the final outcome -- it's about the journey. This is 74 minutes of mid-sentence freeze frames, drunken camera tricks, big fat synths, bloody deaths, and slow motion chases, all conspiring to build a ridiculous facsimile of an actual movie.


http://bleedingskull.com/another-son-of-sam-1977/
  

OGROFF
(1983, Dir. Norbert Moutier aka N.G. Mount)

Ogroff is a WWII veteran who wears a metal mask and ski cap. He murders anything that enters his magical forest. This includes a lumberjack and a Volkswagen Bug. A plotless slasher perversion from the foothills of France, OGROFF is a benchmark in the halls of accidental, no-fi surrealism caught on Super 8/video/whatever. If you agree that the epitome of life-enhancing cinema may lie somewhere between Rohmer's MY NIGHT AT MAUD'S and Wishman's A NIGHT TO DISMEMBER, Ogroff is your man.
 

DRACULA, THE DIRTY OLD MAN
(1969, Dir. William Edwards)

A Borscht Belt Dracula enlists a werewolf named Irving Jackalman to help him capture women and get laid. But that's not all! Entirely post-dubbed by two men who were clearly improvising, this is the film that every horny, monster-obsessed, 13-year-old-boy-with-the-inexplicable-prowess-of-a-used-car-salesman is dying to make after seeing Woody Allen's WHAT'S UP TIGER LILY?. There’s a magic at work here, an age-old hex of People-Who-Seriously-Don’t-Care combined with the gift of debatable comedy. It's a reckless, sleazy, and hysterical inside joke that works -- whether you’re in on it or not. Furthermore, Dracula has sex through his dress slacks. Twice.
 

LONG ISLAND CANNIBAL MASSACRE
(1980, Dir. Nathan Schiff)

Three psychopaths terrorize Long Island while a DIRTY HARRY-esque cop hunts them down. There's also a rapist cannibal monster who speaks with a pitch-shifted voice that lands somewhere between Fozzie Bear and Yoda. His head looks like a decomposed watermelon. Created by seventeen-year-old Nathan Schiff for $500, this D.I.Y. Super 8 movie is filled with sincerity, overexposed film stock, surreal flashbacks, and beautiful sunsets. It's also filled with people ripping off other people's faces

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