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
the final night is packed with demons frum land sea and air.
Some really cool effects, and at times pretty funny. Got some Hausu vibes from it.
Fun old school film. Liked the ghouls coming out of the walls. The silliness of the witch beating on air to represent the circle of protection was fun. Slow decline of MC made for a good plot component.