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Director  Adam Wingard
Duration  
5.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Horror
Language  English
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Writer  E.L. Katz, Lane Hughes, Adam Wingard

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Pop Skull is an 2007 American horror film directed by Adam Wingard.

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In 2003, filmmaker Adam Wingard approached Mexican American actor Lane Hughes with the idea of doing a semi-autobiographical film about a recent breakup. They conceived the film as "one-part psychedelic, one-part horror and one-part romance" and made it for $2,000.00.

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Premise

The film 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.

Release

Pop Skull screened at several major film festivals, including the American Film Institute and the Rome Film Festival. It won the jury award at the Boston Underground Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at the Indianapolis International Film Festival.

Critical response

Reviews were generally enthusiastic. LA Splash said Hughes gave "a truly magnetic Manson vibe the entire time, allowing director Adam Wingard to make great use of the extreme close-up". The Grudge screenwriter Stephen Susco remarked that it was "unlike any horror film you've ever seen - or will ever see..." Variety called the movie "powerful" and suggested it created "a new genre: acid horror."

References

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Pop Skull IMDb Pop Skull themoviedb.org