Shopping Tour – Russia, 2012 – reviews

‘It’ll cost you an arm and a leg…’ Shopping Tour – original title: Shoping-tur –  is a 2012 Russian found footage horror film written and directed by Mikhail Brashinskiy. It stars Tatyana …

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Diggers – Russia, 2016 – overview

Diggers – original title: Diggeri – is a 2016 Russian horror feature film directed by Tikhon Kornev (Ghouls) from a screenplay co-written with Aleksey Karaulov, Alexander Karaulov and Evgeniy Kolyadintsev. It stars Roman …

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Vamps – Russia, 2017 – overview

Vamps – aka Ghouls; Vurdalaki and Вурдалаки – is a 2017 Russian action fantasy horror film directed by Sergei Ginzburg from a screenplay by Aleksey Karaulov, Evgeniy Kolyadintsev, Tikhon Kornev and Aleksei Timm, based on …

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The Bride – Russia, 2017 – overview

The Bride – original title: Невеста (“Nevesta”) – is a Russian supernatural horror film written and directed by Svyatoslav Podgaevskiy (The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead; Queen of Spades: The Dark Rite). It stars Vyacheslav Chepurchenko, Aleksandra …

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Guardians of the Night – Russia, 2016 – overview

Guardians of the Night -original title: Nochnye strazhi aka Ночные стражи– is a 2016 Russian supernatural action horror film directed by Emilis Velyvis from a screenplay by Oleg Malovichko.  Plot: Moscow: Pasha, a young delivery …

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Forbidden Empire aka Viy – Russia, 2012

Forbidden Empire – also known as Viy (Russian: Вий) and Viy 3D  – is a 2012 dark fantasy film directed by Oleg Stepchenko. It is loosely based on the Nikolai Gogol story Viy (previously filmed …

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Baba Yaga – folklore

“That’s not my mother’s voice I hear. I think that Baba Yaga’s near!” Baba Yaga is a recurrent figure in East European folklore, usually as a single entity though sometimes …

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Rasputin – The Mad Monk – UK, 1966

Rasputin – The Mad Monk is a 1966 Hammer film directed by Don Sharp. It stars Christopher Lee as Grigori Rasputin, the Russian peasant-mystic, notable for gaining great influence with the Tsars prior to the Russian Revolution. It also features Barbara Shelley, Francis Matthews, Suzan Farmer, Richard Pasco, Dinsdale …

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