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
Seen this one already, it was FANTASTIC.
Really fun and unexpectedly interesting. Just know going in that it's not scary, or really even suspenseful, but unnerving. It rings of a good horror-themed folktale, kind of movie that you'd picture sitting together with friends around a campfire. Highly recommend if you want to check it out for the sake of the setting and creative monster/demon designs in the ending alone.
Spooky 10/10 Slavic folklore. Very interesting effects
Beautiful. The effects were amazing, a specially for the time. The imagination it must have taken to produce such magic on screen. Would have loved to have watched in the original Russian, with English dubs.
No complaints. Perfectly grimmesque folk tale. Beautiful to watch. Shudder, please include original Russian language version with English subs.