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
Probably really scary for it's time. Something neat to look at as a foundation to folklore horror...but it's mostly just boring and nothing really happens....
Creepy cool folk horror! I enjoyed it as much as Black Sunday. Effects are excellent for the time. While Black Sunday was inspired by the same story, they are very different.
Why is it a dub?
If you want a fun folk horror movie. Here it is.
incredible film, be advised there is a subtitled, restored version available on the Mosfilm youtube channel