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Director:
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Omar Khan (story)
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Tagline:
Pakistan's First Gore Film
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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NewsDesk:
Review: Slackistan, from Pakistan
 (From DearCinema.com. 9 September 2011, 12:21 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Good gory fun, with a few chuckles, to boot! See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Kunwar Ali Roshan ... Vicky
Rooshanie Ejaz ... Ayesha
Rubya Chaudhry ... Roxy
Haider Raza ... Simon
Osman Khalid Butt ... O.J.
Rehan ... Deewana
Najma Malik ... Old lady in forest
Sultan Billa ... Baby
Salim Meraj ... Balay (as Saleem Meraj)
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
Daisy ... Tranny 1
Sharmilee ... Tranny 2
Zarina Bibi ... Diseased water carrier
Tariq Mehmood Virk ... Leader of Demonstration
Samad Khan ... Reporter from crash site
Baba Guzlar ... Zombie (as Baba Gulzar)
Sabir Khan ... Zombie
Zafar Khamakha ... Zombie
Zeba ... Zombie
Khurshaid ... Zombie
Mohammad Fiyaz ... Zombie
Mohammad Rafi ... Zombie
Mohammad Faisal ... Zombie
Khurram Shehzad ... Zombie
Mohammad Mumtaz ... Zombie
Omar Sohail ... Zombie
Qaiser Abbas ... Zombie
Shahnawaz ... Zombie
Ilyas Raza ... Zombie
Ghulam Yasim (as Ghulam Yasin)
Dildar Ahmed
Tahir Mehmood
Malik Hameed ... Zombie
Parveen Bibi ... Zombie
Shehzad Khan ... Zombie (as Shehzad)
Shehzad Rafiq ... Zombie
Sajid Rafiq ... Zombie
Mohammad Shahban ... Zombie
Mohammad Akbar ... Zombie
Tariq Mehmood Shehzad ... Zombie
Mohammad Shehzad
Mir Shakir ... Zombie
Mir Shahzeb
Nasreem
Mir Shabbir
O. Altaf
Nauman Ahmed

Directed by
Omar Khan  (as Omar Ali Khan)
 
Writing credits
Omar Khan (story) (as Omar Ali Khan)

Omar Khan (screenplay) (as Omar Ali Khan) &
Pete Tombs (screenplay)

Produced by
Omar Khan .... producer (as Omar Ali Khan)
Andrew Starke .... producer (as Andy Starke)
Pete Tombs .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stephen Thrower 
 
Cinematography by
Najaf Bilgrami (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Starke  (as Andy Starke)
 
Art Direction by
Fatima Ayaz 
Amina Baig 
 
Costume Design by
Fatima Ayaz 
Amina Baig 
 
Makeup Department
Nawab Sagar .... makeup designer (as Nawab Saghar)
 
Production Management
Adarsh Ayaz .... production manager
Malik Mushtag .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adarsh Ayaz .... assistant director
Naeem Khan .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Amina Baig .... props
Barbara Bennett .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Brian O'Shaughnessy .... additional post-production sound: Bark Studios
Martin Pavey .... sound designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Akhlaq Ahmed .... lighting technician
Abbas Ali .... lighting technician
Waqas Bin Ali .... second assistant camera
Irfan Raja .... gaffer
Salik Ahmed Sheikh .... first assistant camera
Mohammad Tarqi .... focus puller
Mohammad Tarqi .... lighting technician (as Mohammad Tariq)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fatima Ayaz .... costumer
Amina Baig .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Patrick Morgan .... colorist
 
Music Department
Abdul Alhazred .... composer: additional music
Shaharyar M. Khan .... musical consultant
 
Transportation Department
Tahir .... driver
 
Other crew
Meeraj Ahmed Siddiqui .... contact lenses: Visions & Illusions
Fatima Ayaz .... production assistant
Abdul Azia .... caterer (as Abdul Aziz)
Mohammad Imran .... caterer
Naeem Khan .... production assistant
Sardar Masih .... titles: urdu
Kashif Mehmood .... caterer
Shehryar Mufti .... making-of
Malik Mushtaq .... runner
Mir Shabbir .... production assistant
Mir Shabbir .... runner
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Zibahkhana" - Pakistan (original title)
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Runtime:
77 min
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Trivia:
In the toilet scene when Ayesha turns having changed her clothes, scribbled on the wall is a phone number 777-9311 which is a funk song by The Time, one of the Director's favourites.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: (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 »
Quotes:
Deewana:You are on the road to Hell my children.See more »
Movie Connections:
References High Tension (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
Nai Laila Burqa MixSee more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Good gory fun, with a few chuckles, to boot!, 1 November 2008
Author: ajji-2 from Lahore, Pakistan

One thing was very clear to me even before I saw the film: this was an ultra-low-budget production, made by a non-professional. Therefore, I wasn't expecting much, and that's exactly what I got. I also knew that the director, Omar Khan, was an enthusiast of cult, horror, and trash cinema, as evidenced by his loving attention to obscure Indian and Pakistani films on his website. Zibahkhana works well enough insofar as an amateur homage/reworking of some of the most famous horror staples, albeit with some local color and at least one ingenious touch (a burqa-clad slasher? Sweet!). It would be fair enough to sum this up as a cross between Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Hostel, set in Pakistan, with a dash of zombies for good measure. I just wish the writers could've developed the screenplay a little beyond the gleeful regurgitation of clichés that we get, because this could've been so much better (a case in point is the zombie subplot which is abandoned soon after the gut- munchers appear…more's the pity, because these guys looked awesome).

Anyway, let's move on beyond the script. There are some technical flaws, but one can overlook those as it was obviously shot on the cheap, using digital cameras. Still, the interior of the van at night was way over-lit, which could've been remedied without much hassle. The look of the film is fine, enhanced by a ubiquitous wide-angle lens. The acting by the young cast of protagonists isn't anything to write home about, either, but then they didn't really have good material to work with. What Khan does get right is an atmosphere of creepiness, and what he excels in is the level of violence and gore in the film. Yes sir, he really lets loose with the red stuff. Gore hounds won't have much to complain about here. And since that seems to have been the focus of Khan's energies, it may have been a wise decision to keep the running time short (78min approx), because clearly, the 'exposition' scenes were not going to keep audience interest levels up. Another nice touch is the soundtrack which is littered with retro Lollywood music. A clip from Zinda Lash (The Living Corpse) makes an appearance and the actor who played the vampire in that film, Rehan, is also featured in a bit part, where he hams it up hilariously.

So if like me, you go into the film with low expectations, you're likely to enjoy it for what it is: a gory, lurid and fast-paced pastiche of better known horror films, made by fans and for fans (with the novelty value of being a Pakistani gore film…really, how many of those do you see around?). If, however, you want something more substantial than that, you might be let down. Me, I had a pretty good time. Here's hoping Khan's next project improves upon his debut.

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