4.0/10
479
8 user 2 critic

Vedma (2006)

Not Rated | | Horror | 19 August 2008 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel) (as Nikolai Gogol) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sveto mesto (1990)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Sveto mesto (A Holy Place, 1990) is based on a literary classic, Nikolai Gogol's 1835 short story, 'Viy'. However, Kadijevic uses it only as a starting point for his own explorations into ... See full summary »

Director: Djordje Kadijevic
Stars: Dragan Jovanovic, Branka Pujic, Aleksandar Bercek
Viy (1967)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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.

Directors: Konstantin Ershov, Georgiy Kropachyov
Stars: Leonid Kuravlyov, Natalya Varley, Aleksey Glazyrin
Viy (2014)
Adventure | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An 18th century English cartographer, Jonathan Green, sets out on a journey to map the uncharted lands of Transylvania, only to discover the dark secrets and dangerous creatures hidden in a cursed, fantastical Romanian forest.

Director: Oleg Stepchenko
Stars: Jason Flemyng, Andrey Smolyakov, Aleksey Chadov
Manyeoui kwan (2008)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Jin-seong Park
Stars: Lim Ji-Yeong, Seung-Kil Jung, Se-Rang Lee
Viy (TV Short 1996)
Animation | Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Fairy tale based on the story by Nikolay Gogol.

Directors: Leonid Zarubin, Alla Grachyova
Stars: Bohdan Benyuk, Ivan Kadubets, Vasily Mazur
The Lost Boys (1987)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valeriy Nikolaev ... Ivan Berkhoff
Evgeniya Kryukova ... Marryl
... The Sheriff
... Mr. Patch
Juhan Ulfsak ... Deputy #1 (as Ukhan Ulfsak)
Rain Tolk ... Deputy #2
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)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 August 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Evil  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Manyeoui kwan (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An interesting version...
25 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

I've been looking forward to take a look at this film ever since I've heard it has been released. It has been difficult to find, though. Many years ago, I have seen a Serbian film "Sveto mesto" ("Holy Ground") which turned out to be fairly good and which I later found out to be based on Gogolj's "Vij". It was one of those rare occasions in which an adaptation is perhaps even better than the story that originated it. It remained one of my most favourite childhood films ever since. When I heard of the Russian version a few years ago I thought it must be even better. I was first taken aback by such a low rating of 3! After I've seen the film and read the comment I pretty much understood why something like this had happened, as the film itself, viewed from the angle of an independent viewer, not concerned with Gogolj's story, or not knowing the background or caring about it, is not the greatest horror film ever, not even a good one at all. The point is this hasn't been made to be a typical horror flick in the first place. It also wasn't meant to scare. It is simply a slightly different version of a classic story we all know, with good special effects that add a lot to the atmosphere. And I also disagree that it was about finding identity or anything like that. It's a folklore story about witches. The scenography is the most beautiful thing about this film. The camera work has also done a very good job. The actors, to be honest, haven't had much chance to show off throughout the film. The story should be out of discussion as we all know what is it all about. The original story is slightly altered as the priest is transformed into a journalist who encounters a priest and after some unfortunate incidents assumes his identity. And so what if it's being situated in an American town doesn't seem realistic? Personally, I don't think that makes any difference. While I watched it, I didn't give much thought to where it all happens, whether in America or rural France. I agree about the bad English subtitles, and I've also read comments about bad dubbing- My opinion about dubbing is that ANY DUBBING IS BAD DUBBING. Besides, it's for lazy people who can't even bother to read the subs. I don't get that. The film could have been a lot better I agree on that. But I also think it wasn't all that horrible after all.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial