Viy

Viy

Directed by Konstantin Ershov, Georgiy Kropachyov

Based on the classic novella by Nikolai Gogol – and previously adapted by Mario Bava as BLACK SUNDAY – the first horror film ever produced in the Soviet Union remains genuinely frightening. In 19th century Russia, a seminary student is forced to spend three nights with the corpse of a beautiful young witch. But when she rises from the dead to seduce him, it will summon a nightmare of fear, desire and the ultimate demonic mayhem.

In 19th century Russia, a seminary student is forced to spend three nights with the corpse of a beautiful young witch.

Cast: Leonid Kuravlyov, Natalya Varley, Aleksey Glazyrin

Member Reviews

This is definitely a weird ride. It’s also beautiful though with it’s goofy nature and engaging visuals. The synopsis made me envision a very different film, but I thoroughly enjoyed what I received!

StPaddy0328
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8 days ago

As someone who had never seen any Russian cinema up until the point I watched this, I think it was very, very interesting. I think the cinematography was very good too.

bito4
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9 days ago

Weird but entertaining

ChowieMeier
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13 days ago

Really weird and unique. I enjoyed the aesthetic and it included a lot of droll humor. For the time period, I was pretty impressed with the special effects. Overall, a worthy movie.

Spooky-tooth
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14 days ago

Russia’s first horror film. Classic fable vibe. It’s as if Disney and Hammer got together and had a baby. Great score, great camera work and the final ten minutes of the film are visually stunning, even to the most dulled aficionados. Nice piece of film history.

Tanmanwest
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15 days ago