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Viy (1967)

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A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.

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Leonid Kuravlyov ...
Natalya Varley ...
Pannochka (as N. Varley)
Aleksey Glazyrin ...
Sotnik (as A. Glazyrin)
Nikolay Kutuzov ...
Vedma (as N. Kutuzov)
Vadim Zakharchenko ...
Khalyava (as V. Zakharchenko)
Pyotr Vesklyarov ...
Rektor / Dorosh (as P. Vesklyarov)
Vladimir Salnikov ...
Gorobets (as V. Salnikov)
Dmitriy Kapka ...
Overko (as D. Kapka)
Stepan Shkurat ...
Yavtukh (as S. Shkurat)
Georgiy Sochevko ...
Stepan (as G. Sochevko)
Nikolay Yakovchenko ...
Spirid (as N. Yakovchenko)
Nikolay Panasev ...
Uteshitel (as N. Panasev)
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Getting lost, wandering home whilst on leave from his seminary, novice monk Khoma stays in the barn of an old woman. A scuffle breaks out. Later, he is summoned to stand and pray over a young dead woman, in the local church, for three nights. It is here that, while in the long, dark nights of the locked doors, the dead regain life, the souls of Hell taunt the young monk to near terrifying insanity, and the test of Faith will be as powerful as the witches, monsters and the mighty demon Viy who haunt his every step and bay for his very soul. Written by Cinema_Fan

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Viy or Spirit of Evil  »

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Originally a Ukrainian folk story. See more »

Goofs

In scene, when Pannochka tries to across "saint circle" you can see, that an actress rests to glass (her palms touching surface). At the same time Khoma mirroring in glass. See more »

Quotes

Pannochka: By the shades of night, may he go blind, turn his hair white. Bewitch him. Cover him with snow.
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Version of Black Sunday (1960) See more »

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terrificski
19 July 2004 | by (Los Ångeles CA) – See all my reviews

Since I missed the showings other posters have mentioned, it took awhile for me to catch up with this on DVD. Nine and a half out of ten; a really wonderful horror fantasy. I would add only that the young preists harrowing experience

might well have inspired the Western horror novel and film "The Exorsist." I like this one, however, much better. This film is funny, scary, and visualy impressive. A real gem.


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