Joanna Angel Signs Mainstream Distro Deal for ‘Horror Porn’ Titles

Joanne Cachapero
LOS ANGELES — Burning Angel founder Joanna Angel has struck a deal with indie production/distribution company Halo-8 Entertainment for exclusive worldwide rights to distribute R-rated/mainstream versions of adult titles “The XXXorchist” and “Re-Penetrator.”

The titles will be packaged as "The Sick and Twisted Horror of Joanna Angel” and will be distributed through a partnership between Halo-8 Entertainment and Ryko Filmworks/Warner-Elektra-Atlantic. The street date for the release is Feb. 26.

"Halo-8 is known for putting out films that piss people off. It seems appropriate that ‘Re-Penatrator’ and ‘The XXXorchist’ be added to the roster," Angel said.

“Re-Penetrator,” based on a supernatural classic by author H.P. Lovecraft, had trouble securing online distribution in the U.S. in its original adult form, despite winning an Adult Video News award for Most Outrageous Sex Scene.

Eventually, Angel was forced to host the video from the Netherlands. In DVD distribution, retailer response was limited, despite the film having acquired somewhat of a cult following. The video stars Angel and male performer Tommy Pistol.

Currently, “The XXXorchist” is nominated for two 2008 Adult Video News Awards and reunites Angel and Pistol in lead roles.

Both films were directed by Doug Sakmann, former head of production for legendary B-movie studio Troma Productions. “Punk Rock Holocaust 2,” another title directed by Sakmann, recently was acquired by Halo-8 Entertainment and also stars Angel and Pistol.

Halo-8 Entertainment specializes in producing and directing independent and alternative lifestyle videos. For more information, visit the website.

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