Monday, March 27, 2017

"Nerd Noir" SOV Thriller UNDERBELLY now on VOD!

Now available on Video on Demand: the shot-on-video thriller UNDERBELLY - In this twist-filled erotic thriller, a college student in search of a professor's missing niece becomes entangled with the small town's criminal underbelly including sexy prostitutes, vile gangsters and thuggish hitmen. Hot women appear at every turn, just not the one he's looking for. Even with the help of a sexy hooker, will he live long enough to find out what really going on?

Cast includes Tamra Redmond (Beneath A Dead Moon), Heather Storm (Velocity Network’s Garage Squad, National Lampoon's Dorm Days 2, Epic Movie) and Shannon (Bloodsucking Redneck Vampires, Abomination: Evilmaker 2) with Tom Shaffer and Robert J. Olin from Deadly Premonitions. Also features Jenny Wallace (Planet of the Erotic Ape, Hookers in a Haunted House).


Underbelly from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.


MicrocinemaScene.com's John Oak Dalton says: "..knowing "nerd-noir"...gives off a cool vibe, and is an overall solidly-produced outing with sharp scripting, witty performances, some nice twists and turns, and eye-popping women. Three stars."

Buried.com's The Mortician says: "Think of a Fred Olen Ray movie being morphed with the dark humor of something like Martin Scorsese's AFTER HOURS...Amidst the interesting story, there's plenty of nudity peppered throughout the movie in a homage to directors like Jim Wynorski and Fred Olen Ray. The story comes to a halt so that viewers can feast their eyes upon sex scenes and strip routines...boasts solid performances by the cast and technically, the movie is standout...I can't see fans of b-grade exploitation movies having any beefs with the contents that UNDERBELLY delivers... salutes the Roger Corman formula of the '80's"

b-independent.com's Allen Richards says: "a soft-boiled crime thriller where those nerd-qualities take the edge off the darker elements. Think Fred Olen Ray for the Dungeons and Dragon's crowd...and that's not a knock...a fish-out-of-water comedy...everything his movies lack in polish they make up for in giddy, b-movie fun."

Sideshow Cinema's Mike Legge says: "An ambitious and impressive achievement!"

"Hot nude girls and a throwback thriller storyline." - The Bro

Heather Storm from Velocity's Garage Squad co-stars in this thriller.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Old B-Movie Reviews from the Dr. Squid Zine

Decided to post a handful of my old b-movie reviews from my Dr. Squid zine published in the late 90s and early 2000s.

Odd how short they seem on a webpage, when they filled a column or two on that old half-sheet zine format.

 But here are a few:

 http://skullfaceastronaut.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, March 08, 2017

SKULLFACE ASTRONAUT VIDEO ON DEMAND!

I've set up a page on the ol' SKULLFACE ASTRONAUT website to collect all the Video On Demand offerings I've got together. Still have a couple more I plan to put up there. Enjoy!

  http://www.skullfaceastronaut.com/vod


Sunday, February 26, 2017

DEADLY PREMONITIONS now available on Video On Demand

In this microbudget shot-on-video indie thriller, a young woman gets a gift certificate for her birthday for a session with a local psychic. At first she thinks it's silly but figures that since it's free, she'll go. The psychic reveals horrible news - that the woman will be surrounded by death and blood. The woman flees and gets on with arranging her upcoming high school reunion. One by one, the classmates she calls turn up brutally murdered. What is the strange connection? Could the psychic have been right?



Deadly Premonitions from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

TWISTED FATES now available on Vimeo On Demand!

Twisted Fates is a trio of suspenseful horror stories, each with a number of plot twists, and heapin' helpings of scares and blood!


Twisted Fates from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.

Welcome Sister: Two sorority sisters are jogging, then attacked by hooded figures. Just when you think you know what's happening, the story takes a shocking turn!

The New Neighbor: A stunning bikini-clad woman meets a mild mannered trailer court resident at the pool. Someone is watching her, but she knows it and has plans to teach him a lesson. As the evening wears on, events unfold in shocking ways!

It Haunts: Heartbroken Kelsey takes a housesitting job in the remote countryside. Soon after the homeowners leave, strange and disturbing things start happening. Kelsey makes startling discoveries as nightmarish visions appear. Darkness falls as shadows of dread grow. Will Kelsey survive the night?

"There’s something quite charming about this low fi anthology...every scene and every minute of TWISTED FATES oozes a love for all things horror." - Ain't It Cool News

"It's the quality of the stories that really make it stand out amongst its peers...the whole thing just came together as one nice package...It's definitely worth your time to check it out if you get the chance." - Rogue Cinema

BLOOD CREEK WOODSMAN now available on VOD!

The body count is high in this indie horror slasher! The small Oregon town of Oak Creek was shaken to the core when logger Bud Kindrick went a killing spree after discovering a terrible secret. Nearly a year later, the killings have begun again. The town Sheriff, his estranged wife, deputy and a reporter must get to the bottom of what's going on while the bodies pile up around them!

 
Blood Creek Woodsman from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.

BENEATH A DEAD MOON on VOD!

Beneath A Dead Moon from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

ODD NOGGINS available on VOD

The Oddness Begins... and now you can check it out on VOD!

What is it about that horror movie on channel 12? Why do so many women in this small town work for the same party entertainment service? What is the significance of their bubble baths? Why so much yogurt? Who is Bob?

Odd Noggins is a strange trip into a small town where nothing is quite what it seems to be. The perfect midnite movie, a surreal cult flick full of sci-fi and horror weirdness.

Odd Noggins from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.

BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR now available on Vimeo On Demand

Beyond The Wall of Fear from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

ACE FREHLEY & ENUFF Z'NUFF in Seattle!

Had an awesome time at the Ace Frehley concert on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at the Neptune Theater in Seattle, WA. Enuff Z'Nuff opened - I had never seen them live before. Last time I saw Ace solo was way back in the 1990s! Great show and lots of fun!

Ace welcomed Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready to the stage and they performed Cold Gin!

Chip N'Nuff came out to help sing on Ace's finale, Detroit Rock City.



Thursday, February 09, 2017

BLOODSUCKING REDNECK VAMPIRES available on VOD

BLOODSUCKING REDNECK VAMPIRES available on VOD: 

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/redneckvampires/171927552

Rent from Vimeo On Demand for a 48-hour streaming period or buy to stream and download anytime. Watch on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku or Chromecast.

Hiding out from a ruthless vampire hunter in the small redneck town of Backwash, sexy vampire Catherine hatches a plan to turn the backwoods folk into an army of her vampire slaves. Cultures further clash when Ma Poissier wins a free room redecoration by fruity Frenchman Jean-Claude Les Eaux, who tries his best to fit in with crazy hillbillies like Lil' Junior and his buddy Cletus. Beer drinking, bean eating, tripe cooking, shower peeping, competative farting, strip poker playing and all manner of insanity follow, all leading up to the town's annual Tripe Days Festival. Animal House meets Hee Haw with some bloodsuckers tossed in!


"With no-holds-barred runs at bean gobbling, beer drinking and the bodily functions that result, the gross-out factor is high...an effective low-brow pre-fab cult flick with...an infectious sense of fun." - Film Threat

”Quite frankly this is one of the most enjoyable micro-budget films I've seen in a long, long time...the entire cast is amazing..." - Chip Lamey of Video Crypt

"This movie doesn't have one single socially redeemable quality and it's a great movie! I can't remember the last time I laughed quite this hard." - Wren Leach of Monsters At Play

"Goofy, lighthearted and low-budget…mainly for fans of campy horror." - The Portland Oregonian

"This movie is great! No, really I mean it. The humor is the lowest common denominator type, which always makes me laugh. The women are either the big giant mamas you come to expect from rural life or they're the hot teen age daughter type that are very easy on the eyes." - Douglas A. Waltz for Cult Cuts

“A raucous romp through many stereotypes and genre conventions...Others should be warned that lots of baked beans are enjoyed, in all the ways baked beans can be enjoyed.” - John Oak Dalton for MicroCinemaScene

"If you're a fan of B movies that push the boundaries of taste and conventional aesthetics, then this is the movie for you." - David Walker for Willamette Week



Thursday, January 19, 2017

Joe Sherlock interview on Horror Night Oasis Podcast

Had a great time on the HORROR NIGHT OASIS podcast with Havoc and Ian - the live feed cut out after 30 minutes but you can check out the whole interview including an additional 15 minutes right here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/horrornightoasis/2017/01/20/horror-night-oasis-with-havok-and-ian-110




Thursday, December 22, 2016

2016 Year in Review

Another busy year movie-stuff-wise for me, but then again, what else is new, right?

At the beginning of the year, I was about halfway shooting segments for BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR. Here are a few screen shots from "Walking The Dog."




I had been sold out of both DRIFTER and BLOOD CREEK WOODSMAN for a little while and got them back in stock at the beginning of the year with updated cover designs. Check out trailers, pix and more at http://www.skullfaceastronaut.com


My SCENT OF THE SASQUATCH (a segment in BENEATH A DEAD MOON) played as a part of a new local film festival at the beginning of February and they used my "Monster Carrying Girl" promo shot at the top of the front page as well a on the inside of the local newspaper:

I was thrilled to be a guest at the SCREAM AND INK Tattoo, Horror and Pin-Up convention in Salem, Oregon. My booth was next to Robert Mukes from House of 1000 Corpses! I got to judge a scream queen contest and the con showed BLOOD CREEK WOODSMAN as their Saturday Night Grindhouse Show!

Here are a bunch of pics!























My weirdo sci-fi horror flick ODD NOGGINS screened at Crypticon Seattle last year and when I released the DVD, I offered a selection of “Odd Packs” where you could get the DVD along with other movies or props or other oddball things. One of the packs was “Dinner With Mr. Birch,” where you not only got a DVD of Odd Noggins, but also were involved in a short film about someone having a dinner date with the mysterious weirdo from the movie. Well…the short is now available for your viewing pleasure right here, right now!!!



And check out info about ODD NOGGINS at http://skullfaceastronaut.com/oddnoggins.html







My good buddy Mike snapped this pic of the graphic novel I illustrated, DEMONIZED, at Excalibur Comics in Portland, Oregon. Cool!


You can check out preview pages and pick up a copy of DEMONIZED from me here.

Shooting on BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR continued into the spring:









I was THRILLED to announce that actor GEORGE STOVER agreed to a cameo in BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR! George has not only been featured in four of John Waters' movies, but also my favorite Don Dohler flicks THE ALIEN FACTOR, NIGHTBEAST and FIEND!





I was equally thrilled that actor TOM GRIFFITH plays a small role in BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR! Thanks to Steve Foley of Foley Video for shooting Tom's scenes in Florida! Tom was also in THE ALIEN FACTOR and NIGHTBEAST!

At the end of May, I went to Crypticon Seattle 2016 and had a great time. I have been so busy I have not had time to put together my usual trip diary, but I'll get to it one of these days.



The world premiere of BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR was fantastic! The room was packed - amazing for a midnight show - and everyone seemed to have a good time with it!


I saw Deanna from Living Dead Magazine.


I was a part of the MANOS RETURNS panel and it was a blast!



I finished up a short called HOUSEWARMING that I contributed to a new horror anthology called FRAMES OF FEAR. One of the actors in it runs a weekly free movie night at the local indie theater and offered to show the short after the regular show. It was a blast!



After showing BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR at Crypticon Seattle, I felt the running time was just a bit short, so I shot another segment for it, a fun and bloody homage to Scanners!


The BIG thing that happened at the end of July/beginning of August, was that I was the director of photography and co-producer for MANOS RETURNS, a sequel to the cult classic and MST3K favorite, Manos: The Hands of Fate.



I've known director Tonjia Atomic for about 4 years but never worked with her in person. Making this film was an AMAZING experience. I learned a lot, got into an uncanny sync with Tonjia (so much so the crew called us the Wonder Twins) and we all created something very special.



I love this shot of Nuria in front of the painting of THE MASTER!



Setting up a shot of the Valley Lodge sign.



Look at all these people!! We're making a movie!!



One day Tonjia wore a her Skullface Astronaut shirt and I wore my Tonjia Atomic shirt - unplanned! That was yet another sign that this team was going to work well together.



Bowl of blood. Of course.



Lighting, make-up, acting, art direction, etc. were all stupendous on this thing!



The son of the original actor who played the Sheriff in MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE came in to play the sheriff in our sequel. The deputy was played by one of the kickstarter backers.



Dale poses next to the sheriff rig we put together.



Everyone working together to create magic!

Like I said making MANOS RETURNS was an amazing experience and I can't wait to see the final product put together!



The Northwest Comicfest convention in Salem, Oreogn offered to host the Oregon premiere of BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR in August. We were right after Brian Posehn!




I finally got all the BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR preorders mailed out and was able to make the DVD and the soundtrack CD available at http://www.skullfaceastronaut.com/store

In October, I showed DRIFTER as a part of the B-Movies & Beer series at the cool f/Stop Fitzgerald's pub in Salem, Oregon.

I also added an item to the store - the glow-in-the-dark embroidered Skullface Astronaut baseball cap! http://www.skullfaceastronaut.com/store




The world theatrical premiere of BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR was held on October 22, 2016 at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland, Oregon. A great crowd showed up, we got great reactions, gave out some prizes and had a fun Q and A. Afterwards a bunch of us went to My Father's Place for drinks and food. Great times!



Held the last BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR screening in November at Salem, Oregon's f/Stop Fitzgerald's!









As the year winds down, I've been busy consulting with post-production on MANOS RETURNS and it is going very well.

Finally, I got around to setting up an official Skullface Astronaut Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/skullfaceastronaut

Check it out, like and follow to keep up with all the cool stuff going on!



Well, I'm ready for a week-long nap, so I'll see y'all in 2017!
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