Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2017 Wrap-Up

I started off the year with a fun interview with Mike over at (re)Search My Trash - http://www.searchmytrash.com/articles/joesherlock(1-17).shtml

Next up I 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



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! Ace welcomed Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready to the stage and they performed Cold Gin! Great show and lots of fun!




I've set up a page on the ol' SKULLFACE ASTRONAUT website to collect all the Video On Demand offerings I've set up this year: http://www.skullfaceastronaut.com/vod



I had a swell time at Crypticon Seattle 2017 in May. I was a panelist on 4 panels, met all kinds of neat people and was interviewed with my fellow producers about MANOS RETURNS. Check out my trip diary!




Finally got around to compiling a video as well as a big blog post about Crypticon Seattle 2016 - check it out! http://fandcproductions.blogspot.com/2017/04/crypticon-seattle-2016-pics-video.html

Crypticon Seattle 2016 from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.


Had a swell time at Cherry City Comic Con 2017 in Salem, Oregon! Check out my post about it with gobs of pics! http://fandcproductions.blogspot.com/2017/04/cherry-city-comic-con-2017-salem-oregon.html





My ‘nerd noir’ thriller UNDERBELLY has been featured by the fine fellas at Mr. Skin.com! Not only that, they gave it three out of four stars and declared, "Great Nudity!"

“Mr. Skin is so happy to have been taken down to this sexy Underbelly full of hot ladies…This feels less like a crime den and more like Mr. Skin's living room!”

Check it out: http://www.mrskin.com/underbelly-nude-scenes-t56645

You can pick up a DVD of UNDERBELLY (complete with commentary track, behind-the-scenes and bloopers, photo shoot, and director interview) in THE STORE, or check it out streaming via Video On Demand:

Underbelly from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.

Underbelly features Heather Storm (Epic Movie, Dorm Daze 2) currently seen on GARAGE SQUAD on the VELOCITY channel!

I did another run of Skullface Astronaut t-shirts this year and made a nifty little video about it:

Glow-in-the-Dark Skullface Astronaut Shirts Being Printed from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.


Recent illustration commission - poster for the horror short AXEMAS that is featured on the upcoming anthology Frames of Fear 2! https://www.facebook.com/axemasshortfilm Check out more art at http://www.skullfaceastronaut.com/artindex.html



I was flattered to have BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR selected by the fine folks at 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!

https://www.facebook.com/ICgrindhouse/




Had a fun time on Mike Wilkerson's BLASTZONE show talking about making indie horror. Check it out! https://www.facebook.com/mike.wilkerson.182/videos/1633504733327642.


Started offering the OLD SKOOL SKULL-PACK: six of my 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! http://skullfaceastronaut.com/oldskool




Had a fun time talking about microbudget horror movies, rock bands and more on David Sterling's NIGHT TALK Facebook Live show several times this year. Here's one of the shows: https://www.facebook.com/david.sterling.167/videos/vb.684722362/10155361329717363/




I was really stoked that BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR was selected for the 2017 Scare-A-Con Film Festival, October 6-8 at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York.



I was also 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 back in October!

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.”



A nice end to the year was seeing this collection of 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!


So, if you've read this far, you'll likely notice a lack of a new movie project this year. Well, I actually have been shooting a new project off and on all year. I'll be honest with you all, this has been the craziest, most frustrating time I have had trying to get something made!!! Shoots cancelled due to illness or other issues, actors and actresses dropping out, recasting, more drop outs, recasting, rescheduling, rescheduling, rescheduling, on and on and on. I had planned to be announcing a finished new movie at the end of the year, but at this point I have 2 shoots and a series of pick-ups still to do, then resume editing, music, sound, etc. In any case, here is what I've been working on: STRANGE MONSTERS!


This is a movie that celebrates b-movies by being chock full of blood, monsters and beautiful ladies. My goal is to make a fun and fast paced b-horror flick that goes well with a comfy couch, some like-minded genre fan friends and maybe some cold beer. I'm thrilled to have worked with Jackey Neyman Jones (Manos The Hands of Fate, Manos Returns) and cult favorite George Stover (The Alien Factor, John Waters' early works) as well as old friends and a few new faces. Plan to have it out in early 2018, so stay tuned to this blog!!!



Check out the STRANGE MONSTERS page for more pics and info about pre-orders.


Onward to the future! Thanks to everyone for their support!

- Joe

Sunday, October 08, 2017

SUPERFAN'S COLLECTION!

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: http://www.ebay.com/itm/sexy-vampires-set-of-6-original-ink-amp-brush-illustrations-BBW-art-nude-fat-blood-/122715818549?item=122715818549&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st – NOON-MIDNIGHT (ONE DAY ONLY!) 

Noon: WOLF BLOOD
1:30pm: DIMENSION OF BLOOD / MONSTER IN THE GARAGE
3:00pm: DEAD GIRLS
4:30pm: VIDEO VIOLENCE (presented by Lunchmeat)
6:00pm: THE STRANGENESS
8:00pm: JUGULAR WINE: A VAMPIRE ODYSSEY (16mm)
10:30pm: MALATESTA’S CARNIVAL OF BLOOD (presented by AGFA)
Midnight: FATAL EXPOSURE

http://www.spectacletheater.com/shriek-show-7/



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 http://scareacon.com/

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 -  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tpdwtot

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! http://skullfaceastronaut.com/oldskool

Skullface Astronaut on Mike's Blastzone!

Had a fun time on Mike Wilkerson's BLASTZONE show talking about making indie horror. Check it out! https://www.facebook.com/mike.wilkerson.182/videos/1633504733327642.

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!

https://www.facebook.com/ICgrindhouse/



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! -https://www.facebook.com/axemasshortfilm

Check out more art at http://www.skullfaceastronaut.com/artindex.html



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: http://skullfaceastronaut.com/tshirt

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