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Zibahkhana (2007)

Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | 10 April 2007 (USA)
On their way to a concert, a group of teens are diverted by a political protest, only to encounter a family of flesh-hungry psychopaths.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kunwar Ali Roshan ...
Vicky
Rooshanie Ejaz ...
Ayesha
Rubya Chaudhry ...
Roxy
Haider Raza ...
Simon
Osman Khalid Butt ...
Rehan ...
Najma Malik ...
Old lady in forest
Sultan Billa ...
Baby
Saleem Mairaj ...
Balay
Razia Malik ...
Ayah
Ashfaq Bhatti ...
Simon's Father
Abida Shaheen ...
Simon's Mother
Adnan Malik ...
Yuppy Victim
Shagufta Hamayun ...
Ayesha's Mother
Mai Billi ...
Billo
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After lying to their parents and running off to see a rock concert, five teenagers leave their suburb neighborhood of Islamabad and travel into the wild only to have their van break down and they get set upon by not only flesh eating zombies, but a ghoulish hitchhiker, and a blood-soaked, burqa-wearing killer. Written by Anonymous

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Pakistan's First Gore Film

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Won Best Film award at the FANTASPOA International Film Festival, Port Alegre, Brazil July 2009. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 10 mins) In the scene where Ash killed the maniac hitting him with a stone, she isn't wearing her Allah locket (which she kept wearing throughout). Then she finds the murder weapon and still she isn't wearing it, but when she returns to his dead body she's wearing her locket again. See more »

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OJ: What mad dog's bitten you, hunh?
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References High Tension (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Sun We Bilori Akh Waleya
Music by Tafo
Lyrics by Khawaja Pervez (as Khwaja Parvaiz)
Sung by Noor Jehan (as Melody Queen Madame Noor Jehan)
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Pakistani Roller Coaster Ride to Horror.
20 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

A BIG THANKS to Mr. Omar Ali Khan for making Zibahkhana. I was fortunate enough to find it on YouTube.

The tale is fairly simple at heart. A group of students (heavily resembling die-hard punk and rock fans) go out to attend a music concert. They happen to take a detour but are seriously misguided and end up at a place that is more or less like a zombie land. The dwellers have hideously deformed bodies due to constant consumption of water from a nearby pool that's polluted by chemicals. They manage to save themselves and get caught up in something even worse. But wait! There is something that puts 'Zibahkhana' miles ahead of the other flicks of the slapstick genre....IT'S SCARY!

Based on my observations, I have following things to say.

The movie is gruesome to the core.

The movie has all the elements of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, Dawn of the Dead, Cabin Fever and is a perfect slasher that uses the same staple to induce horror that Halloween and the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre used. Fear of the unknown.

The film is heavily inspired by the heavy rock era of 70s. Its common for the youngsters to get stoned and find themselves miles away from their destination. Alone in the dark!

It builds tension step by step and divulges itself to be one of the best horror movies to find place in heart and mind for a long-long time.

'Zibahkhana' is capable enough to ensue cult-following. Believe me, that's the impression I've got.

It is quite an indigenous creation, hailing directly from Pakistan and I am sure in course of time we will have many good flicks like Zibahkhana from innovative Pakistani directors.

I think that the Indian scare whimper directors like R.K. Khanna, R. Mittal, K.I. Sheikh, Jeetendra Chawda etc. should learn something from this movie, because B-grade horror is almost dead in India and is looking for a messiah to revive it once again.


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