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Killbillies (2015)

Idila (original title)
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After a night of carousing, the amateur photo model Zina heads for a fashion shoot in the nature, accompanied by the ambitious Mia, apathetic Dragica and snobby photographer Blitcz. On the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nina Ivanisin ... Zina
Lotos Sparovec Lotos Sparovec ... Francl
Nika Rozman Nika Rozman ... Mia
Sebastian Cavazza ... Blitcz
Jurij Drevensek Jurij Drevensek ... Vintlr
Manca Ogorevc Manca Ogorevc ... Dragica
Damjana Cerne Damjana Cerne ... Enooka prodajalka
Matic Bobnar Matic Bobnar ... Vid
Damir Leventic Damir Leventic ... Renc
Ajda Smrekar Ajda Smrekar ... Ziva
Liza Marija Grasic Liza Marija Grasic ... Lana
Kaja Janjic Kaja Janjic ... Sara
Klemen Nadler Klemen Nadler ... Harmonikar
Polona Torkar Polona Torkar ... Kmetica na polju
Luka Zivec Luka Zivec ... Kmet na polju
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After a night of carousing, the amateur photo model Zina heads for a fashion shoot in the nature, accompanied by the ambitious Mia, apathetic Dragica and snobby photographer Blitcz. On the idyllic location, a supposedly ordinary fashion shoot soon turns into a fierce fight for survival.

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Country:

Slovenia

Language:

Slovenian

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July 2015 (Slovenia) See more »

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Killbillies See more »

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Jezersko, Slovenia See more »

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€220,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Zivljenje
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Lyrics by Tomaz Gorkic
Composed and Arranged by Davor Herceg
Performed by Mia Maria Herceg
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Slovenia captures the essence of horror in quite an entertaining manner. ◆≈≈6.5/10≈≈◆
9 October 2016 | by J. DavisSee all my reviews

OK yes, this scenario has been played out before many years ago and it lifts elements going back from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre(original)" with a good splash of "Deliverance" and borrows the "Wrong Turn" concept, but with much more violent content. I personally don't have a problem with it because as a true horror hound I relish when a film truly does justice to films of old and entertains viewers on some new levels of horror.

Being a very low budget film at €220,000 didn't stop it from delivering very explicit and realistic gore. The team behind all of the practical special effects did one hell of job as there were plenty of memorable gore that looked perfect.

The villains, oh boy the villains, these two mountain "killbillies" were the most vile and disgusting duo I've ever seen in a horror film, the very sight of them is almost enough to induce vomiting for those sensitive to such things. Hats off to the casting director who found these guys, wherever they came from. One of them is more or less useless, but Frankl aka puss-face is one formidable son of a b!tch and he played his role well. I'm leaving out the plot in this as it's pretty straightforward and there isn't much need for repeating the film's summary, moving on.

Again hats off to Slovenia for bringing the goods for one entertaining splatter horror/thriller. I found the acting to be good, but since I was reading subtitles they kind of have a way of covering up any badly delivered dialogue. I felt the ending was great, though admittedly I do have quite a dark sense of humor, it was kind of refreshing from the usual cliché endings in these type of films, sick and twisted, but good.

So far the film in my opinion is criminally underrated at a 5.0/10, this is an above average horror flick which was made on a budget, but you can hardly even notice the cash restraints. The effects guys really put their heart into it and gave it their all and it showed.

Also when the girls aren't in the dark cellar, the film is chock full of amazing and breathtaking visuals of the gorgeous Slovenian mountains, talk about a view. The location they film at was visually stunning, it definitely added to the film. Not only the isolation, but the landscape itself can be treacherous for our protagonists. This being a Slovenian film, they showed that while absorbing all of our American horror flicks, they in turn gave us their own little unique version of madness and depravity that while familiar managed to be unique to them and their territory. My final score is a 6.5/10(rounded to 7/10), but apparently I enjoyed it more than most(to each their own) and I am totally open for catching the next film of writer/director Tomaz Gorkic, if he gets the opportunity to make one. Recommended only for true horror fans.


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