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The Power of Fear (2006)
"Vedma" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  19 August 2008 (USA)
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Ivan, a cynical journalist, is assigned to investigate mysterious events in a small town. During his first night, he is seduced by a strange and mysterious girl. As they embrace, she ... See full summary »

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Ivan Berkhoff
Evgeniya Kryukova ...
Marryl
Lembit Ulfsak ...
The Sheriff
Arnis Licitis ...
Mr. Patch
Juhan Ulfsak ...
Deputy #1 (as Ukhan Ulfsak)
Rain Tolk ...
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Ita Ever ...
Old Lady (as Ira Ever)
Ian Rekkor ...
Priest
Peeter Volkonski ...
Doctor
Anu Lamp ...
Kathleen
Kati Kivitar ...
Waitress Margo
Epp Eespäev ...
Waitress Debora
Anastsia Ruusmaa ...
Third Waitress
Margus Prangel ...
Mechanic
Tõnu Kark ...
Cook (as Tkhnu Park)
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Ivan, a cynical journalist, is assigned to investigate mysterious events in a small town. During his first night, he is seduced by a strange and mysterious girl. As they embrace, she transforms into a hideous demon. Ivan fights the creature, managing to strangle it. But it is too late, Evil has been unleashed. When Ivan is charged for the brutal murder, he feels his last hope disappear. As he is overcome by the dark forces trying to pose as his soul, Ivan comes to realize that his only hope lies in his power to find the faith that he once lost. Written by Anonymous

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One of the worst horror flick I've seen
5 September 2007 | by (Moscow, Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

As a horror-movie fan I try to watch all significant novelties of this genre, especially those which are the products of my native cinema. And I can say that that the "Power of Fear" (or "Vedma" as the Russian title of it) is one of the weakest film among them. Firstly, it can't scary even a little kid, it paces so slowly and so predictable that there is no place for the real horror. Frankly speaking, it's bad in all points: from the goofy plot (I don't know why the Russian producers/director decided to transform the classic story about Ukrainian witchcraft into some lame and ridiculous modern-day-America thriller. I absolutely agree with the previous reviewer – it doesn't thrill a bit) and to the terrible and cheesy actors' work. All actors including the leading Valeri Nikolayev and Yevgeniya Kryukova who are quite famous in Russia look like wooden dolls or something like that and it seems to me they didn't even bother to play at all, only spoke their English lines without any expression. And at the end I don't really understand why they filmed this flick in English with Russian actors? I think it was their wrong turn. At least they could cast some American or English actors for the leading parts to make them look more convincing. The same I can say about so called "small American town backgrounds" which were shot in Estonia and look like it. The only positive moment I found in the "Power of Fear" is the visual effects. They are not excellent but rather good for the Russian film. And the music is OK, at least it doesn't irritate me. That's why I give it two stars. Overall, if you want to see good horror film – don't waste your time and money on this boring flick. And if you are looking for something that claims to be a Russian horror I'd advise you to find a copy of "Viy or The Spirit of Evil". It's really the terrific movie based on the same novel as "Power of Fear" but much, much better.


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