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
If you're looking for something to scare the crap out of you, keep looking. This film is suitable for watching with your children if they aren't terribly young. It has the quality of a fairy tale and for that, it is quite enjoyable. It tells a very simple story and then it's done. Along the way, you'll see some unusual sights which are occult, but not fearsome. One of my favorite things I've seen on Shudder. Ham-fisted dub, no subtitles.
What a treat! Exquisite.
Garbage Soviet supernatural movie with a threadbare plot. Plays like a poor Hammer entry.
That was supposed to be a single skull review...
AMAZING!!!!!!! Loved it!!!!!!!!