BLEEDING SKULL! Book Launch & Screening: A NIGHT TO DISMEMBER and DOCTOR BLOODBATH

Director Doris Wishman, Nick Millard
Year 1983, 1988
Starring Samantha Fox, Diane Cummins, Saul Meth, Albert Eskinazi and Irmgard Millard
Run Time 145min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

BLEEDINGSKULL.COM, the authority on trash-horror cinema from the VHS gutters, hosts a special screening to celebrate their new book, BLEEDING SKULL! A 1980s TRASH-HORROR ODYSSEY.

BLEEDING SKULL! A 1980s TRASH-HORROR ODYSSEY features 300 in-depth reviews of movies that have escaped the radar of people with taste and tolerance. BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL, A NIGHT TO DISMEMBER, HEAVY METAL MASSACRE, THE LAST SLUMBER PARTY -- this book gets deep into no-budget horror, from shot-on-video revelations (DOCTOR BLOODBATH) to forgotten theatrical casualties (FROZEN SCREAM). 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.

Join authors Joseph A. Ziemba and Dan Budnik in person as they present A NIGHT TO DISMEMBER and DOCTOR BLOODBATH, projected from VHS!

A NIGHT TO DISMEMBER (Dir. Doris Wishman, 1983, VHS)
PROJECTED FROM DORIS WISHMAN'S PERSONAL VHS MASTER TAPE! This gory experiment in necessity isn’t so much a misconstrued slasher as it is a boon to mankind. Vikki Kent (80s porn star Samantha Fox) returns home after a stint in a mental institution. From there, this movie pretty much forges a genre of its own. The pace moves like a bullet, loosely throwing together erratic violence and dreamy visuals with the collage aesthetic of an early Guided By Voices record. Dialogue is dubbed in the “Wishman Style,” which means that we hear voices, but don’t see mouths moving. Or we hear voices while the camera focuses on an ashtray. DISMEMBER is a bizarro trash-horror experience that trumps most any other. You’ll never be bored.

DOCTOR BLOODBATH (Dir. Nick Millard, 1988, VHS)
Gordon runs a health clinic that specializes in abortions. After each operation, Gordon visits the patient's home and murders them. Director Nick Millard’s methods (terrible compositions, non-stop jump cuts, complicated plotlines about nothing in particular) reject convention and the world-at-large. This 60 minute SOV slasher opus caps off a long legacy for Millard that repeatedly transformed mundane elements into exhilarating, anti-human events. Did you know that abortions are achieved by waving an ear-flushing kit in front of a vagina?

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