Sunday, October 08, 2017


Now HERE is a true die-hard fan of my and my buddy John Bowker's film work. So very cool to see all these varied releases of our crazy b-movies from the last few decades!

Set of 6 Original Brush and Ink Illustrations for Sale - Plus-Size BBW Vampires, Snake Women

I have this set of 6 illustrations for sale right now - red cover-ups obviously not on the actual artwork. Here's the link if anyone is interested:

I'm always available for any custom illustrations. Questions? Email me.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dimension of Blood & Monster in the Garage Featured at 7th Annual Spectacle Shriek Show, Brooklyn, NY

I am honored to have been invited to include my first two shot-on-video horror efforts in the 7th Annual Spectacle Shriek Show in Brooklyn, New York!

From the promo: “The first two films by cult filmmaker and illustrator Joe Sherlock are a welcome addition to the Shriek Show canon. With 30 years of filmmaking under his belt, Joe has a deep love for all things horror, a penchant for practical effects, and a tongue planted firmly in his cheek. What would our marathon be without some rubber masks, homemade slime, or butchery on a budget? Nothing.”

Here is the full line-up:


3:00pm: DEAD GIRLS
4:30pm: VIDEO VIOLENCE (presented by Lunchmeat)
10:30pm: MALATESTA’S CARNIVAL OF BLOOD (presented by AGFA)

Monday, September 11, 2017

Beyond The Wall of Fear Selected for Scare-A-Con Film Festival 2017!

Excited to announce that BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR has been selected for the 2017 Scare-A-Con Film Festival, which runs October 6-8 at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York.

More details on the time and room of the screening once we get it.

For more info about Scare-A-Con, check out

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

New to Video on Demand: Trailer Park Double Wide Trilogy of Terror!

Hey y’all,

Just added one of my earliest no-budget shot on video flicks, Trailer Park Double Wide Trilogy of Terror to my Vimeo channel -

Shot between 1996 and 1999 or so, it’s six schlocky tales of terror (it’s a “double” trilogy)

  • Can a man be more in love with his television than his wife? What lengths will she go to to get some attention?
  • Are a woman's nightmares really coming true or is she slipping into insanity?
  • A b-movie reviewer helps out on the set of a no-budget production...and things go horribly wrong!
  • Was a young woman really experimented on by aliens or is it all in her mind?
  • A horror writer looks for inspiration for his latest novel...and finds more than he bargained for!
  • Is the man holding a couple captive truly mad...or are there really zombies at the door?

Followers of my stuff may recognize a few familiar faces!

Trailer Park Double Wide Trilogy of Terror from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Introducing the OLD SKOOL SKULL-PACK

Introducing the OLD SKOOL SKULL-PACK: Six late-1990s-to-early 2000s shot-on-video indie flicks for just $55 - free shipping in the U.S. included (contact me for international postage costs).

  • Deadly Premonitions 
  • Underbelly 
  • Housebound 
  • The Seekers 
  • Truly Dreadful Tales 
  • Dimension of Blood/Monster in the Garage/Crimson Heather triple feature 

See many of the stars of more recent flicks like DRIFTER and ODD NOGGINS, but younger…and thinner...and with more hair!

Skullface Astronaut on Mike's Blastzone!

Had a fun time on Mike Wilkerson's BLASTZONE show talking about making indie horror. Check it out!

Friday, June 23, 2017

"Late Shift at the Grindhouse" Film Series Chooses BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR for Summer Line-Up

VERY excited to announce that BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR will be featured by the “Late Shift at the Grindhouse” film series on July 12 at FilmScene in the heart of downtown Iowa City.

Scheduled between Abby and Switchblade Sisters! $3 PBR tallboys! Fuckin’ A!

Drifter from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Blood Creek Woodsman from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Odd Noggins from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Twisted Fates from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Beneath A Dead Moon from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Deadly Premonitions from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Underbelly from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Bloody Red Lips of Blood from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Beyond The Wall of Fear from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.

Recent Illustration Commission: AXEMAS!

Recent illustration commission - poster for the horror short AXEMAS that is featured on the upcoming anthology Frames of Fear 2! -

Check out more art at

Drifter from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Beyond The Wall of Fear from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Blood Creek Woodsman from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Odd Noggins from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Twisted Fates from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Beneath A Dead Moon from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Deadly Premonitions from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Underbelly from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Bloody Red Lips of Blood from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Skullface Astronaut T-Shirts Are Back!

They're BACK! Gonna do another run of Skullface Astronaut GLOW-IN-THE-DARK unisex shirts and ladies tank tops. I'll take orders until the end of July 2017 and get them printed in August:

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Crypticon 2017 Trip Diary!

For the ninth year in a row, the gang set out for Crypticon Seattle! And Mike had a banana.

First stop - BBQ at Dickie's in Tacoma. Dave is excited. John is, too!

Man oh man, that's some good pulled pork.

Once at the con, we saw Jackey Neyman Jones (little Debbie from MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE) and Rachel Jackson (with her Master puppet from MANOS: THE HANDS OF FELT) being interviewed by a crew for a food-centric reality show.

After getting my con pass, I soon found myself in bed with three lovely ladies and a puppet! As the producing team for MANOS RETURNS, we were being interviewed by Mi Chelle Nessk for Gloomy Sunday Productions. It was fun and I got to hold the Manos staff!

Showing off the lovely curtains with the MANOS RETURNS team and Mi Chelle after the interview.

A horror-fan-in-training meets The Master from the puppet play MANOS: THE HANDS OF FELT.

The first of four panels I was on for the weekend was all about my favorite horror movie, PHANTASM! When a gentleman set down beside me with a small black case, and then proceeded to carefully open it, I thought he was going to reveal a Phantasm Silver Sphere. Instead, he revealed a minibar and shared scotch with all of us! Bravo! This was my favorite panel and I had a great time sharing the love of this quirky franchise.

An hour later, I moderated a panel about Cheap/DIY Filmmaking. The kind gentleman with the scotch was on that panel as well, so I brought something to contribute as well as way more content than we ended up having time for (sensing this might have been the case I also brought a bunch of handouts for attendees to take with them). Man, that hour flew by.

Afterwards we walked over to Dave's Diner for a late dinner.

Spicy cocktails!

Somebody thought this photo would be a good idea after dinner.

Someone had forgotten to bring the limes for Rob's Bloody Mary bar, so Rick asked the waitress if there was any way to buy some from the restaurant. On the way out, she gave us a take-out box, but it turns out all they had were lemons. So when life gives you lemons, you take a dumb picture with them.

Saturday morning at IHOP: while I had a ham and cheese omelette and some pancakes, John opted for the whippy-creeme-sprinkles breakfast.

When our waitress came to the table, I recognized her right away - she had been a part of a Crypticon trip diary 5 years earlier! Here she is with John back in 2012!

Rather than thinking we were creepy stalkers, she thought it was great and was happy to recreate the pose for this year!

We decided it was John's special day, so we got him a balloon.

Oh no! The balloon!

Sad John.

Matthew Lillard's panel was just plain amazing. His tales of gaining and losing fame, deciding that he truly wanted to live as a working actor (and how hard that is) and all manner of stories were just fascinating. He was funny and brutally honest and caring. Great, great session.

I chatted with Deanna Uutela from Living Dead Magazine, but did not get a pic with her, so here's a cool shot of her with Mi Chelle and RoseCityMonster.

The MANOS RETURNS gang checked out the hearses in the parking lot.

Donna and Jackey.

Dale and a skeleton dog.

Nuria wanted to check out the coffin at the back of this hearse.


The Awesome 80s panel with Judie Aronson (Weird Science, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter), Suzanne Snyder (Weird Science, Killer Klowns from Outer Space) and Jill Schoelen (Popcorn, The Stepfather) was full of fun behind-the-scenes stories.

Here's RoseCityMonster later on, after an amazing make-up transformation!

Just normal stuff you see at Crypticon Seattle.

Signs for the courtyard BBQ, a nod to Farmer Vincent from MOTEL HELL!

As FATE would have it, the MANOS RETURNS crew grew some more on Saturday and we all ran into each other in the parking lot! Time for another photo.

More BBQ!

Hey look! It's Famous Dave himself! He likes to point as much as we do!

So good.

Good food, good friends.

Banana pudding the size of your head. John and I each had one. Man was it good, but man was I full. Like, until the next day!

Later Saturday night, we headed on down to the Prom of the Dead event to people watch. We saw some bright lights set up with a backdrop at the opposite end of the room, and it was clear it was for the previously-mentioned food-centric reality show. Before long, the DJ's loud music stopped and staff closed and guarded the other exit to the room. Someone tried to leave and were told that no one was allowed in the hallway while the TV show was filming.
I wandered over to the edge of the crowd at other exit to watch for a bit. The crew entered and got set for the big entrance scene. The DJ wasn't too happy about having to stop his music, and kept playing short sound clips of random spoken audio, which was driving the assistant director crazy and had him giving a quite aggressive neck-slicing motion over and over again. Eventually the cake was rolled in and the crowd cheered.
But as you know, reality TV isn't actually reality, so the camera crew went back into the hallway and came in again to capture the crowd.
And...another take.
And...another take.
More people tried to leave but were still told the were not allowed to exit. I suddenly realized that we could be stuck in this stupid room for hours as the crew shot take after take after take of all this cake reality. This was not how I wanted to spend my evening.
This was bullshit.
So I found a back exit door and went through it, finding myself in a narrow hallway full of stacked chairs and boxes. Some guy in a suit jacket with a walkie talkie followed us but we didn't care. The zig-zaggy hallway exited near the con lobby area and we were free!

Sunday morning we walked back over to Dave'd Diner for brunch.

While paying the bill I noticed a woman with a super cool CRITTERS purse she had made. Sweet!

I caught the end of Roy Wooley's panel. Interesting stories from the inside of the make-up biz.

We checked out the Puppet Killer panel where they premiered their trailer.

Then we checked out some of the horror fashion show.

Well look who I ran into ! Melody and Tim made it up for Sunday.

Brent and Mel share an embrace.

Deanna caught up with her ol pal Ken Foree.

Tim had a stare down with a haunted doll.

Melody presented Matthew Lillard with some SCREAM artwork she had made.

I think he liked it!

What a swell guy.

I stood in line at Doug Bradley's table and got to hear a long story about the making of HELLRAISER 4 in answer to a question the guys in front of me had asked. It was like a mini-panel! I got this autographed photo for my buddy Bob.

Me and Doug. What a great way to wrap up Crypticon 2017.

On our way to Famous Dave's the day before we saw a new place that had opened and decided to try it for dinner.

Not too bad.

Our weekend of fun ended with food, friends and severed animal heads. Perfect.

Farewell Crypticon 2017. Looking very forward to 2018!

Thanks to Dale, John, Tim, Donna, Tonjia, Rachel, Deanna, and Nadia White for contributing photos to this year's diary.

Drifter from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Beyond The Wall of Fear from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Blood Creek Woodsman from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Odd Noggins from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Twisted Fates from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Beneath A Dead Moon from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Deadly Premonitions from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Underbelly from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.
Bloody Red Lips of Blood from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.

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