Omar Ali Khan – an aficionado and connoisseur of the weird and macabre lollywod/Punjabi cinema – has released his first directorial effort: Zibahkhana [literally, Slaughterhouse]. I hope that it gets out on DVD etc. as well. Our ChiTrib recently had Kim Barker’s report, Zombies breathe life into film, that I read and railed against [It is not Pakistan’s first horror film and ‘serious’ is not how I would characterize any of Pakistani cinema and the ‘slasher genre’ reached Pakistan soundly by the time of Wahshi Jatt or the masterpiece Maula Jatt]. Oh well. I remember, as a teenager, watching this awesome horror movie called Zinda Laash/Living Dead] during some cricket tournament and yelling juggats at the tv screen [Also catch the Bollywood version – Bandh Darwaza/Closed Door]. I hope Zibahkhana is as fun.