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Pop Skull (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | 6 July 2007 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Lane Hughes ... Daniel
Brandon Carroll Brandon Carroll ... Jeff
Maggie Gwin ... Natalie (as Maggie Henry)
Hannah Hughes Hannah Hughes ... Morgan
Jeff Dylan Graham ... Matt Tepper
L.C. Holt ... Victor
E.L. Katz ... Eddie
Benjamin Riley Benjamin Riley ... Himself - Commercial Guy (as Ben Schmitt)
Jennifer Price ... Mom
Debbie Stefanov Debbie Stefanov ... Abby
Adam Wingard ... Raymond
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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. Written by Lepowski

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Drama | Horror

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Not Rated
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USA

Language:

English

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6 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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$2,000 (estimated)
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The scene where the characters of Jeff, Morgan and Daniel go fishing was filmed 14 hours before Hurricane Katrina hit. Cast had to wrap up and leave because the locations were in South Alabama; dangerously close to the coast. See more »

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Apistat Commander
Written by Jamie Stewart
Performed by Jamie Stewart
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Contemporary American Cerebral Horror/Psychological Thriller Gem
16 October 2013 | by walterradunskySee all my reviews

In the dark and fathomless depths of shallow contemporary American horror and thriller movies, "Pop Skull" stands as one of the seldom noticed beacons of light. It is not only Adam Wingard's finest picture to date, but one of the best in its genre. Like all great horror and thriller films, "Pop Skull" eludes categorization by invoking fear for something deeper and more interesting than simple jump scares. Juxtaposing hallucinogenic imagery with realistic dialogue, the film captures the essence of today's young generation, giving expression--through the strained words and cathartic thoughts and actions of its characters--to its fears within the context of it's other anxieties, such as loneliness, depression, confusion and aimlessness. Furthermore, by portraying something as common as heartbreak while illustrating a self-destructive addiction to what most people use and have easy access to, i.e., over-the-counter drugs, the narrative acts a disturbing reflection of the audience by connecting them to something they can all relate to and potentially experience. Simply put, "Pop Skull" is a film that manages to present the audience with an insightful social critique within the entertaining confines of the horror genre.


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