KOLOBOS opens in someone else's point of view, someone who's obviously out of it, wondering the nighttime street aimlessly. The person is suddenly hit by a car, and when one of the car's occupants gets out to check on the person, we find out that its a female as she faintly utters the word "kolobos". The girl is taken to the hospital where she is operated on and is afterwards put in a room with bandages all over her face. She has obviously suffered very deep slashes on her face and various other parts of her body. She won't or can't talk, but the patient next to her decides to read the newspaper adds to her for the hell of it, and one of the ads triggers her to remember everything that has happened to her (we also find out that her name is Kyra, and she has spent time in a halfway house). Its an ad looking for five young people to participate in a groundbreaking new experimental film. They will be stuck in this big, fancy house with videocameras watching their every move (ala that dumb Big Brother show). There's just one problem. Something is VERY awry in this house, and all hell is about to break loose. Could ex-loony Kyra be behind it all, or is there something much more sinister afoot? And what is "kolobos", and what does it have to do with everything? KOLOBOS is a film I passed by many times in the videostore and never even thought about checking out, as it looked just like another DTV shitfest. Later, I saw some raves about the film on one of the boards I frequent, so I decided to finally check it out, and I was blown away. The film's cover art does not do it justice at all, and it is easily one of the best, most atmospheric, and most downright creepy as hell independent horror films I've had the pleasure of viewing in quite some time. The characters are all well portrayed, and they felt very real, which added to the film's effectiveness. The film is also pretty damn gory. Its not the goriest film of all time, but there are some damn gory moments, that's for sure! The first death in the film also took me by surprise big time. The house is a big and creepy setting, and it oozes with bleak atmosphere, even before things go wrong. The film's score is also very nice and moody, and I loved how it was similar to SUSPIRIA's masterful score at times. This film took me by surprise and turned out to be one hell of a creepy and interesting good time! It is now a permanent part of my collection, and I wouldn't have it any other way. The DVD is in widescreen, but isn't anamorphic. Either way, the transfer is still damn good, and the only problems were a small bit of grain and some softness to the picture at times. Neither is a major problem, and this is a damn good transfer! The disc also goes for really cheap most places, and I got mine for about 10 bucks at Best Buy. The 5.1 stereo surround is nice and strong, and I had absolutely no problems with it. To round of the DVD is a fittingly creepy trailer, and a star biography. A great disc for a cheap price, and the film is an underseen gem!