Slovenian Slasher KILLBILLIES Hits The U.S. This October

This Halloween season, you can queue up horror that takes place in the sleepy town of Haddonfield for the umpteenth time, or you can take a virtual journey across the ocean, to the sleepy central Europe hamlet of Slovenia. The former Communist country is importing its first slasher film stateside on October 25th, as KILLBILLIES (Idyll) will be available on DVD, blu-ray and all manners of video on demand services.

When you think of Hillbilly horror movies, the first thoughts that spring to mind are the Sawyer clan from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or the weirdo mutants from the Wrong Turn series. Killbillies hopes to prove that the Southern United States doesn’t have a stranglehold on inbred murderers running amok. The film comes to the US via ARTSPLOITATION, which has been one of the most consistent distributors of edgy, dark, and experimental horror films the past few years. This one looks like a ton of fun, so mark your calendars. Details and trailer below:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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.

Mike Snoonian

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since 2009 Mike has written about independent horror, science fiction, cult and thrillers through his own blog All Things Horror along with various other spots on the web. Film Thrills marks his attempt to take things up a notch, expand his viewing and writing horizons and to entertain and engage his audience while doing so. When Mike's not writing or watching movies, you can find him reading to his little girl, or doing science experiments with her, or trying to convince her that the term "chicken butt" comes from people putting chicken nuggets down their underwear. at age five, she's too smart to believe most of what he says.

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