Halo-8 infected with indie 'Pink Eye'

James Tucker's indie feature from scribe Joshua Nelson

NEW YORK -- Halo-8 Entertainment has picked up worldwide rights to the gory horror flick "Pink Eye," featuring the writer, director and star of Lionsgate's "Skinned Alive."

James Tucker's indie feature, from scribe Joshua Nelson, follows a masked lunatic who escapes a small-town insane asylum where patients are subjected to bizarre drug experiments. Melissa Bacelar stars.

Halo-8 plans a limited theatrical release this summer, followed by a DVD bow Sept. 30.

The distributor, which has focused on cutting-edge features like the animal rights activist documentary "Your Mommy Kills Animals," will presents its new line of comics and graphic novels Thursday at the Wizard World Chicago convention.

Matt Pizzolo, director of Halo-8's "Threat," wrote two of the publishing arm's first titles.