The Real World meets Saw by way of Suspiria in this super-smart, super-gory – and, sadly, super-overlooked – late ’90s slasher effort from filmmakers Daniel Liatowitsch and David Todd Ocvirk, released in the midst of the post-Scream slice-and-dice revival.
A group of youngsters arrive at a snow-covered house under the guise of participating in a “ground-breaking” new experimental film. With the entire property fitted out with cameras, their every move will be recorded. But when the house locks down, trapping the youngsters within, it soon becomes clear that something sinister is afoot. Scream – you’re on camera…
Marketed as little more than a generic horror flick at the time of its release, Kolobos, far from being a run-of-the-mill slasher clone, has much more in common with the booby-trap stylings of Cube (1997) and the reality TV theme of My Little Eye (2002), which it preempted by some three years.
Production Year: 1999
Running Time: 82
Number of Discs: 1
Directors: Daniel Liatowitsch
Actors: Amy Weber, Promise LaMarco, Ilia Volok, Mari Weiss, Linnea Quigley, Donny Terranova, Nichole Pelerine, John Fairlie, Todd Beadle, Jonathan Rone, Ivan Battee, Kim Simms Thomas