One month ago exactly we reported on day 5 of the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival in San Diego, and one of the movies from that day was a psychological horror film titled Idyll, a disturbingly dark film, that when it isn’t horrifying its audiences with drawn out scenes filled with torture and a perverse form of cannibalism, it draws people in by providing them some of the most beautiful scenery of the countryside of Slovenia, a country that was once part of the Yugoslavia Republic. The scenery alone could almost serve as an advertisement from the Slovenian Bureau of Tourism. As it was described in our article, this movie is Deliverance meets The Hills Have Eyes, add a hint of Soylent Green along with some beautiful imagery from The Sound of Music, and you have Idyll, a “hillbilly horror” flick that’s not just an American phenomenon, and now this movie will be coming to you under the title Killbillies and is set to be released via Artsploitation Films on DVD and Video On Demand on October 25.
This movie is written and directed by Tomaž Gorkič, and is historically important as it is actually the first horror film ever made in Slovenia, as well as being revoltingly gory and unnervingly inbred.
Synopsis: After a night of carousing the amateur photo model Zina heads for a fashion shoot in nature, accompanied by the ambitious Mia, apathetic Dragica and snowy photographer Blitcz. On their way to the location they come across some odd locals, but pay no attention to them. On an idyllic meadow that they chose as their location, they are violently attacked by its supposed owners Franci and Vintir. Thus an ordinary fashion shoot in nature turns into a fierce fight for survival.
As one of the ads for this upcoming home release reads, “The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of… SLAUGHTER!”
Do “hillbilly horror” films float your boat? Is this the type of horror film that you gravitate towards, or do you find such subject matter displeasing to watch? Given all that we have talked about here and from the film festival, will you be seeing this movie?
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