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
Should have a subtitled option. This film is a classic, but the dubbing is awful.
I really like visually interesting movies and this is one
i was laughing the whole time
Viy is considered the first horror movie released in the USSR; for being a first, and in 1967, this must have been something special when it was released to the world. If film history/old films/foreign films are your thing, it's worth checking out just for the novelty of it. Some gorgeous color palettes, a few good laughs, and old Slav folklore. Something to watch with a glass of your favorite poison, your best pals, or over indulging on candy this Halloween season.