Halo-8 nabs 'Pop Skull' rights

Film set for limited theatrical run, July DVD release

Halo-8 Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Adam Wingard's psychological horror film "Pop Skull." The film, which played last year's AFI Film Festival, will have a limited theatrical run followed by a DVD release July 28.

The film, starring Lane Hughes and Brandon Carroll, was written by Hughes, E.L. Katz and Wingard and produced by Wingard, Hughes, E.L. Katz and Peter Peter Katz.

It depicts the lonely and disjointed life of a young pill addict who is plagued by ghosts.

It played the Rome Film Festival, where Wild Bunch acquired foreign rights.

"Adam Wingard's brash and gutsy film isn't a breath of fresh air -- it's a breath of toxic, dextromethorphan-laced air that leaves audiences shocked to the core and proves horror can still be bold and inventive and smart," Halo-8 president Matt Pizzolo said.