Proving that the American South does not hold a monopoly on sexually depraved, bloodthirsty hillbillies, Killbilllies (aka: Idyll,Idila) depicts a harrowing tale of abduction, violence and hoped-for survival, in Slovenia’s first ever horror movie. A group of fashionistas from the city, including models Zina and Mia, make-up artist Dragica and photographer Blitcz, begin to shoot on an idyllic countryside hilltop. But soon, two physically deformed psychopathic countrymen approach them and quickly attack. After the terrified group finds themselves chained in a basement and awaiting their gruesome fate, they decide they must fight no matter what the odds. A wild, bloody, taut clash ensues between urban and rural, women and men, between savages and civilized man. A fresh, sadistic take on such classics as The Hills Have Eyes and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
INITIAL CRITICAL RESPONSE:
“Shocking….gruesome…a strong entry into the slasher genre.” – 28dayslater
“This is one good looking, harrowingly effective, sublimely acted, and gruellingly bloody film….shouldn’t be missed.” – Ain’t It Cool News
“I really do urge you to check this one out. If you’re after some hillbilly horror action, keep your eyes peeled for this one.” – HorrorMovies.ca
Killbillies – Trailer from artsploitation on Vimeo.
KILLBILLIES will be released October 25, 2016 on DVD and VOD/Streaming
DVD: Amazon, TCM, DVD Planet, Deep Discount, plus many more…
VOD: Amazon, Vimeo, YouTube
Street date: October 25, 2016
DVD SRP: $17.99
Director: Tomaž Gorkič
Starring: Nina Ivanišin, Lotos Vincenc Šparovec, Jurij Drevenšek, Nika Rozman, Sebastian Cavazza
Language: Slovenian with English subtitles
Run time: 83 Minutes
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital