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Kolobos (1999)

Night. Rain splatters the city. A young couple out for a drive take a shortcut through a deserted alley and makes a gruesome discovery: a girl, savagely slashed and battered, lies in a pool... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Weber ... Kyra
Donny Terranova Donny Terranova ... Tom
Nichole Pelerine Nichole Pelerine ... Erica
John Fairlie John Fairlie ... Gary
Promise LaMarco ... Tina
Ilia Volok ... Faceless
Kim Simms Thomas ... Dr. Waldman (as Kim Thomas)
Todd Beadle Todd Beadle ... Dr. Jurgen
Mari Weiss ... Lucille
Jonathan Rone Jonathan Rone ... Carl
Linnea Quigley ... Dorothy
Ivan Battee Ivan Battee ... Det. Byers (as Ivan Batee)
Blaine Bolton Blaine Bolton ... Female Impersonator
Jeremy Kendall Jeremy Kendall ... Young Man in Alley
Laura Holman Laura Holman ... Young Woman in Alley
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Night. Rain splatters the city. A young couple out for a drive take a shortcut through a deserted alley and makes a gruesome discovery: a girl, savagely slashed and battered, lies in a pool of her own blood. As the girl loses consciousness, she utters one word of explanation - 'Kolobos'. Flash back to 36 hours earlier. Down-on-her-luck artist Kyra Mitchell has just landed a dream job - a 3-month gig as a lab rat in an anthropology-related experimental film. In exchange, she gets free food and lodging in a fully-furnished mountain resort. Her new roommates, wise-cracking Tom, struggling actress Erica, college drop-out Gary and fast-food engineer Tina know little about Kyra's past. She allows them to see her artwork - dark, disturbing pieces - but tells them nothing about her inspiration - a faceless man who haunts her in nightmares and waking dreams. Still, happiness and camaraderie prevail - until night falls. On her way to grab a soda in the kitchen, Tina walks into a deadly booby ... Written by Armitage Pictures

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Sometimes nightmares do come true.


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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, and for some language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

At one point a character picks up a (fake) book titled "The Making of El Matador" by Ricardo Dominguez. It's a clear homage to "Rebel Without A Crew" by Robert Rodriguez. The covers are nearly identical. "Rebel" is about the making of "El Mariachi", and is a fairly legendary book among low-budget filmmakers. See more »

Goofs

When the group arrives at the house, we clearly see it is a two storey house. Yet after they are already upstairs, they climb another set of stairs to go to the attic. There is clearly no third floor for an attic in the exterior shots of the house. See more »

Quotes

Gary: [to Kyra] Are you okay?
Tom: Was she ever?
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Connections

References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Take You Away
written and performed by Volcanic
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Watch this before My Little Eye!
5 June 2005 | by Monica4937See all my reviews

I have to say this is most definitely a horror gem. When my friend and I were choosing movies to watch on our movie night she decided to rent this one solely based on the description on the back of the cover. Man was this a good decision. For those of you that have already seen My Little Eye and later on watch this film, you will find that MLE is almost like a carbon copy (minus the ending...somewhat). 5 strangers are picked to spend (God knows how many) weeks/months in a house while being video taped 24/7. In MLE it was for a snuff website, in Kolobos it was for a "film". BOTH end up taking a turn for the worse. I really really REALLY enjoyed Kolobos because 1. They offered some fanTASTIC gore effects without all that CGI crap that so many horror films are using now, 2. The storyline is one giant mind fu*k that leaves you sitting there thinking "What the hell just happened? Woah..." (in a good way of course), and 3. The dialog between actors was hilarious. I really enjoyed the one scene where they're watching a cheesy slasher/horror that one of the girls chosen starred in, and one guy is going "This film is crap! How can you watch this bullsh*t." while another guy is sitting there with his eyes glued to the TV going off on some deep, intellectual view of the "crap" movie. . It was truly a funny scene. While I can't say the actual acting was good in this, everything else about it was. Highly recommended! *two thumbs up* 7.5/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Haunted House See more »

Filming Locations:

Omaha, Nebraska, USA

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Armitage Pictures See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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