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
Too sophisticated for teen gorehounds, this oddity is exactly what I want to be able to find on Shudder. Please keep looking for films such as this!
No offense to the first Soviet Union produced horror movie, but it feels like an older Disney movie.
when i watched this, it wasn't dubbed and the subtitles went too fast for me to read. I'll have to give it another shot wit the english dub, i love the story and the goofy characters!
Excellent adaptation of the Gogol story. Yep, this movie was the main reason i got shudder. Very psychedelic and strange like a dream. Excellent monsters.
Simultaneously funny and creepy, with some genuinely unsettling moments and surreal nightmarish visuals. Some parts will seem unbelievably hokey by today’s standards, but the fact that so much of the film holds up over 50 years later is a testament to its quality.