feature film

Jurij Drevenšek / Marjan

Saša Pavlin Stošič / Anastasya

Niklas Kvarforth / Sven

Marko Mandič / Bojan

Žiga Födransperg / Ferdo

Katarina Stegnar / Elsa

Gregor Skočir / Mile

Luka Cimprič / Vasily

Tanja Ribič / Ilsa

Jonas Žnidaršič / Hans

Ondina Kerec / Chloe

Neža Blažič / Luise

Matevž Loboda / Luis

Zala Djurič Ribič / Dasha

Anton Antolek / Cannibal 1

Barbara Ribnikar / Cannibal 2

Veronika Valdes / Cannibal 6

Marcel Lejko / Cannibal 3

Manca Dečman / Cannibal 4


director, screenwriter and editor: Tomaž Gorkič

director of photography: Nejc Saje

costumography: Katja Rosa

scenography: Zoran Lesjak

music: Jani Mujič

make-up: Nathalie Horvat

sound processing and special sound FX: Sašo Kalan

Colourist: Teo Rižnar

special digital FX and 3D: NuFrame

tehnical data

genre: horror / dark comedy

year of production: 2019

duration: 82:16

format: 2K, 2.39:1

Two brothers, petty thieves, suffer from fruitless business decisions. to climb out of their financial hole, they come up with a masterplan, looking to scam the wealthy tourists, who are visiting the country. They organize a guided tour of a local manor, Valburga, that’s closed to the public, and come up with a legend that they use as a marketing ploy to attract the tourists. Unaware of the horrors hiding underneath the mansion, the visitors soon realize that the true legend of the manor is far more gruesome and terrifying. This is the horror in its purest form. This is the curse of Valburga.

''...a dark horror-comedy with a cynical sense of humor and a punk-attired killer ...a slaughter-horse of a different color with a fascinating villain and a blindsiding coven of flesh-craving basement dwellers that pivot the narrative in a wild direction''

Steven Lewis (It's Blogging Evil, 2022)

''A Slovenian Vampire Film Worth Sinking Your Teeth Into.''

Shawn Parks (Gruesome Magazine, 2022)

''...a full-fledged slasher."

Dante Turey (10th Circle, 2021)


Best feature film, 5. Dracula Film Festival 2019, Brasov, Romunija

Best feature film in category Horror Comedy, Monsters of Horror Film Festival 2020, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Best Kill, Sin City Horror Film Festival 2020. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Best Special FX, 4. Sin City Horror Film Festival 2020. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Best Picture in Horror Category, 4. Anatomy: Crime & Horror Film Festival, Athens, Greece

Best Special FX in All Categories, 4. Anatomy: Crime & Horror Film Festival, Athens, Greece

selected festivals screening

Grossmannov festival fantastičnega filma in vina 2019, Ljutomer, Slovenija

Sitges 2019, Sitges, Spain

Dracula Film Festival 2019, Brasov, Romania

Trieste Science + Fiction Film Festival 2019, Trieste, Italy

Abruzzo Horror Film Festival, Abruzzo, Italy

Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins De Rei 2019, Molins, Spain

Death Lake Horror and Wine Festival 2019, Palič, Srbija

Cinematic Panic 2019, Memphis, USA

Dani slovenačkog filma 2019, Beograd, Srbija

Crash International Fantastic Film Festival 2019, Goiania, Brazil

El Grito International Fantastic and Horror Film Festival 2019, San Cristobal, Venezuela

Mad Monster Party 2020, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Monsters of Horror Film Festival 2020, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Sombra – IX Festival De Cine Fantástico Europeo De Murcia 2020, Spain

Weekend of Fear 2020, Erlangen, Germany

Portland Horror Film Festival 2020, Portland, Oregon, USA

Cine de Terror de Valdivia 2020, Valdivia, Chile

Horror Showfest 2020, Firenze, Italy

Fantaspoa International Film Festival 2020, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Shock Stock 2020, London, Ontario, Canada

Macabro Film Festival 2020, Mexico City, Mexico

Sin City Horror Film Festival 2020. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

LUSCA Fantastic Film Fest 2020, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Horrorthon 2020, Dublin, Ireland

Anatomy: Crime – Horror International Film Festival 2020, Athens, Greece

K3 Film Festival 2020, Villach, Austria

Morce-GO Goiás Horror Film Festival, Goiânia, Brazil

Scare-A-Con Film Festival, Liverpool, NY, USA