Thursday, October 25, 2018

Manos Returns Article/Interview in Corvallis Gazette Times Ahead of Darkside Cinema Screening

Did an interview the other day that got turned into this swell story about Manos: The Hands of Fate and Manos Returns in the Corvallis Gazette-Times:

This ahead of the double feature screening scheduled for Tuesday, October 30 at 7 p.m. a the Darkside Cinema. Star Jackey Neyman Jones, director Tonjia Atomic and I will be there for Q&A and fun festivities!

Details at

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Limited Edition Blood Creek Woodsman clamshell VHS with red foil slipcase PLUS papercraft Blood Creek Woodsman!!!

This is pretty sweet - my slasher flick Blood Creek Woodsman signed & numbered limited edition clamshell VHS with kickass art, plus a slipcover with red foil lettering plus 2 buttons AND a papercraft Blood Creek Woodsman!!

Only 25 have been made!

Order now from Film Trauma -

Monday, October 01, 2018

Crimson Heather & Andy Milligan's The Body Beneath at Portland, Oregon's Hollywood Theater, Oct. 16, 2018!

This is blowing my mind. Just announced - my nearly 20-year old shot-on-video vampire short flick CRIMSON HEATHER will be playing at Portland, Oregon's historic Hollywood Theater on Tuesday, October 16 as a double feature with cult director Andy Milligan's THE BODY BENEATH, all as a part of the Hollywood Theater's "Repressed Cinema" series! I'll be there. Will you?

Full details:

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Strange Monsters News Soon...New Ebay stuff...Tales for the Midnight Hour 2

Greetings horror fans!

Well it’s August which means the dang summer is almost over. But at least it means Halloween is coming up, right?

Pre-orders just closed for STRANGE MONSTERS, so I am getting the final names added to the credits and finishing up the last few edits and then will be getting a limited edition DVD run done. Once I get those mailed out, I’ll add a link to the ol’ Skullface Astronaut store ( for any leftovers I have. 

Check out pics and such from the movie here -

Put up some more comics and books and movies and such on Ebay - check it out at

Thanks to The Gorehound’s Playground in Fort Collins, Colorado for showing BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR in their screening room back on August 3. Great-looking shop full of all things horror (including a bunch of Skullface Astronaut titles!) - check them out at

Horror fan (and TWISTED FATES producer) Lee Turner recently started a horror host show on a local channel down in Mississippi and their posted on the channel’s Vimeo channel as well. Word is a Skullface Astronaut short may be included in a future episode! Check out “After Hours Cinema” here -

Latest word I’ve heard on the TALES FOR THE MIDNIGHT HOUR 2 anthology that I contributed a segment to is that it’ll be out from The Sleaze Box folks in Florida sometime in the fall. Keep up with any news here -

Right now, I am still sold out of ODD NOGGINS on DVD, but it’s available on VOD, along with a whole bunch of my flicks including a few really old ones:

Recently watched THE INDEPENDENT again, a hilarious comedy directed by Stephen Kessler and starring Jerry Stiller, released back in 2000. Great mockumentary about an infamous b-movie king and the crazy stuff he does to keep creating his art. Highly recommended. Kessler also made the documentary PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE, another great watch.

Also recently saw ANNIHILATION which was cool, but very much a dreamlike heady experience that understandibly does not satisfy those looking for concreteness in their movies. One of those. But I dug it. Also rewatched UNDER THE SKIN, which I’d seen about three times before. Such a unique movie and another dreamlike thing, but so interesting. The music/sound is perfect for the story. Yeah, it’s slow, but that’s all part of it.

Finally caught THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE and liked it - some nice twists and scary stuff and performances were great. 

Just read about “Eli Roth’s History of Horror” starting on AMC in October - sounds cool. I’ve seen several of the “James Cameron’s History of Science Fiction” episodes and thought they were enjoyable.

My pal John Oak Dalton’s directorial debut THE GIRL IN THE CRAWLSPACE made it to picture lock back in mid-July. Congrats to him and looking forward to checking out the flick - keep up with John at

I guess that is it for now. Before you know it, it will be HALLOWEEN!!!

Stay scared,

Joe aka Dr. Squid!

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

MANOS RETURNS World Premiere set for Friday, May 4, 2018, 9 p.m. at Crypticon Seattle

That's right - MANOS RETURNS is finally complete! And the World Premiere set for Friday, May 4, 2018, 9 p.m. at Crypticon Seattle! Cast & crew will be in attendance and there will be Q&A.

In this sequel to the b-movie classic and Mystery Science Theater 3000 favorite, Manos - the Hands of Fate, four friends get lost on a road trip and stumble on a hidden cult led by the sinister Master and his servant Torgo. As they try to escape, they get caught up in the power struggle between Debbie, given to Manos as a child 50 years ago, her mother Maggie, and the other souls twisted by their time serving the dark god.

 Original cast members return from the 1966 original including Tom Neyman as THE MASTER, Diane Adelson as Maggie and Jackey Neyman Jones as Debbie. In addition, Bryan Jennings plays the sheriff, a role his dad played in the original.

 I co-produced this and was director of photography among the usual millions of jobs you do as a small indie production. I think the flick turned out well, especially the last part of it - very creepy!

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Director Tonjia Atomic with Director of Photography Joe Sherlock

a peek behind the scenes

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Zombie Love Slave now available on VOD - Debbie D! Laura G!

I’ve had people asking about this for a while, so I finally put it up - Zombie Love Slave, the no-budget goofball horror comedy with plenty of blood and gore!

Plus Debbie D! 

Shot-on-video SOV cheese from the late 1990s. Includes the short feature plus two additional SOV indie horror schlockfests: Treespirit plus Death Nurse starring W.A.V.E. video favorite Laura G! Behind the scenes & bloopers at the end, too.

Cheap VHS-C & Hi8 backyard wonders from years gone by.

Zombie Love Slave from Joe Sherlock on Vimeo.

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