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

Seen this one already, it was FANTASTIC.

sweagen3
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5 hours ago

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.

bradpont
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6 days ago

Spooky 10/10 Slavic folklore. Very interesting effects

geraltnh
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3 weeks ago

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.

JackRabbit
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1 month ago

No complaints. Perfectly grimmesque folk tale. Beautiful to watch. Shudder, please include original Russian language version with English subs.

SacDesChats1108
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1 month ago