Halo-8 Entertainment has secured the North American distribution rights to Pop Skull, an award-winning psychological horror film directed & co-written by Adam Wingard.
The film stars, and was co-written by, newcomer Lane Hughes, and co-written and co-produced by E.L. Katz (Autopsy), and produced by Peter Katz (Mortuary).
The film premiered domestically at the AFI Film Festival and internationally at the Rome Film Festival, where Wild Bunch acquired the foreign rights. Halo-8 has slated the film for a limited theatrical run followed by a DVD release on July 28, 2009.
The deal was negotiated by Glen Reynolds for his Circus Road Films on behalf of the filmmakers; Dawson and Pizzolo negotiated the deal on behalf of Halo-8.
Pop Skull depicts the lonely and disjointed life of Daniel, a young Alabama pill addict, as his efforts to cope with the trials of his day-to-day life collide with the increasing influence of murderous and displaced spirits that inhabit his home. Plagued by ghosts, Daniel discovers his home holds a secret to a grisly crime... a crime he's doomed to repeat if he can't prevail against the forces that haunt him.