I love an indie film, especially one that cost next to nothing to make and turns out this f*ckin’ good. Today we got an exclusive first look at the official trailer for Halo-8’s Pop Skull (review), a micro-budget horror-thriller that is one helluva trip. The film is currently slated for a string of theatrical events (tied in with similarly demented Halo-8 upcoming releases GODKILLER and IN A SPIRAL STATE) followed by a DVD release on July 28, 2009.“POP SKULL, a manic, twisted, drug-infused and award-winning psychological horror film directed & co-written by Adam Wingard (“HOME SICK”), starring & co-written by newcomer Lane Hughes, co-written and co-produced by E.L. Katz (“AUTOPSY”), and produced by Peter Katz (“MORTUARY”), 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.”
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POP SKULL premiered domestically at the AFI Film Festival and internationally at the Rome Film Festival before playing the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Leeds International Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival, San Francisco Independent Film Festival, and New Zealand International Film Festival. It was awarded grand jury prizes at the Indianapolis International Film Festival and the Boston Underground Film Festival.
Halo-8 Entertainment (www.halo8.tv) is a Hollywood-2.0 movie studio using bleeding-edge strategies to create and distribute daring new films and alternative-culture lifestyle videos. Recent and upcoming releases include the megapopular animated series XOMBIE: DEAD ON ARRIVAL (which Bloody Disgusting called “one of the best online animated series to date”), the award-winning hardcore-punk thriller THREAT (which Urb Magazine said “makes KIDS look like an after-school special”), the legendary NY hardcore documentary N.Y.H.C. (which Cinematical called “smashing… a terrific, well-told, engaging story”), and the upcoming mindbendingly surreal, dystopic ‘illustrated film’ GODKILLER.