The most terrible horror films of Russia
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"Mermaid. Lake of the Dead ", 2018
The most successful Russian horror of the last time "The Queen of Spades: Black Rite" and "The Bride" was shot by director Stanislav Podgaevsky. The idea and the embodiment of the new horror also belongs to him. This time Podgaevsky decided to turn to Slavic mythology, according to which there is a belief that drowned unmarried girls become mermaids and ruin men. The same happens with the main character Roma, who meets a mysterious beauty on the lake and cannot forget her. But the guy has a bride Marina, who is ready to fight for him with evil spirits ...
Marina, by the way, was played by Victoria Agalakova, an actress who had previously performed the main role in the Podgaevsky horror film “The Bride”. The director admits that at the moment “Rusalka” is the most difficult of all his projects. Although before the shooting the actors trained with divers, and in each of the water he personally insured the stuntman, all the same during the shooting everyone was in suspense. But Stanislav is not going to stop at this and has already started the next project - this time about ... Baba Yaga.
Despite the fact that the director of the film is Vladimir Markov, Podgaevsky, who initially worked on him, seems to have decided to completely occupy the niche of the “horror” genre in Russian cinema. But removing and assembling the "Envelope", he concluded that he could not cope with the work and asked to be removed from the captions. As a result, I had to finish some scenes and then finally remount everything. Nevertheless, the handwriting of the first creator has been preserved: the action unfolds in the modern world, but the curse stretches from the past.
The main character, a 30-year-old driver Igor, is given the task to deliver an envelope, and no matter how he wants to get rid of the letter, he fails. He falls into a series of mystical events that show that he was chosen as a postman for a reason.
The main role was played by the actor of the theater STI Igor Lizengevich. The central female role was performed by Julia Peresild, who liked the script very much and she asked the creators to allow her to participate in the project. “It seems to me that the main idea of this film is: if you do something not very good, you should always think that it will come back to you,” the actress comments.
A horror film that says it is based on real events sets a certain mood right away. In the picture intertwined two plot lines. The first is that earlier it was decided to photograph the dead people and the second, modern, about the bride's acquaintance with the strange relatives of the groom and frightening wedding ceremonies. By the way, the second director, the same Stanislav Podgaevsky, peeped in the form of a note in the magazine.In the end, they were brought together.
The main heroine (Victoria Agalakova) marries his beloved, and then enters his relatives' house, where old pictures hang on the walls, and something awful lives in one of the rooms ... There is a minimum of computer graphics in the picture, an eerie house where the action takes place, found in one of the districts of Moscow. By the way, the film was very successful at the box office in Latin America, where there is a cult of death. And also scheduled sequel shooting.
The last night train takes passengers who disappear without a trace in the Moscow subway. The friends of the missing have no choice but to go in search of them. However, once in place, young people are forced to recall all the terrible urban stories that they have heard about. And without a mysterious horrible monster will not do.
“With the plastic make-up artist Denis Raikov, who created our mystical character, we repelled by the monsters Guillermo delTorro, rare deep-water fish and reptiles,” says director Tikhon Kornev, for whom the project was the debut in the big movie.
“The route is built”, 2016
The film tells about the constantly conflicting young married couple, who did not even suspect what a big mistake they made when they bought a too cheap car. Taking with them a little daughter, the young people decided to go on vacation, and on the way leave the child with their grandmother. On this ill-starred evening, strange things start to happen in the car, and the girl starts talking to some unseen woman. Because of this, quarrels in a couple increase, and with it the threat of their life.
By the way, actress Svetlana Ustinova starred in the main female role.
The horror plot is quite intriguing: a group of young people selected to participate in a new reality television show are sent to an abandoned pioneer camp. There, following the results of the project, only one participant will win, who will receive a large monetary reward. However, soon the rules of the game change dramatically: now only the one who will survive will win. And now the guys led by the presenter will have to face a ruthless maniac.
This film is already interesting only because it is the first youth “slasher” in Russia (this is a horror sub-genre characterized by the presence of a psychopathic killer, often in a mask).In addition, this is a picture in which Anfisa Chekhov, who played one of the roles, made her debut in the nude.
“Queen of Spades: Black Rite”, 2015
In 2015, Stanislav Podgaevsky opened a new chapter in the production of Russian horror films, removing a picture without American borrowing, but based on our folklore. The tape tells about several teenagers who, using a mirror, decided to call the Peak Dame. At first, the guys did not believe in children's horror stories, but later strange and inexplicable events begin to happen to them and their families. Then the guys really scared the vengeful demon who will stop at nothing until he kills all those responsible for her call.
After watching the film, viewers were divided: some considered the film dragged out and not at all scary, others, on the contrary, were absorbed in the horror plot. However, the opinions of others will not replace personal: look and judge for yourself.
The film tells about three men who, after robbing a bank, decide to escape through the tunnels of the Moscow subway.However, their plan changes a little: in the subway they go down with hostages. Already on the spot, they understand that they are not alone in the metro. And the legend that in the subway tunnels conducted experiments on the victims of the tragedy at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, does not give rest to the robbers. In addition, as the story goes, one of the test subjects managed to escape, killing the guard. And now he wanders through the tunnels, not sparing anyone in his desire for revenge.
By the way, the horror film, to put it mildly, did not cause a flurry of rave reviews. Because of what the director of the picture Igor Shavlak began major problems in the payment of debts. Rumor has it that the man was forced to leave Russia and it is still unknown where he is.
Dead Daughters, 2007
Painting paints reminiscent of the Japanese "Call" and tells about the terrible curse of three sisters, who drowned his own mother. After the insane woman was placed in a psychiatric clinic, driven by revenge, the restless spirits of her daughters came after her. One of the people saw how they killed their mother, and thus became their next victim. And as the legend tells, after the next death of the unfortunate, the curse goes to the one who saw the victim for the last time.
The first bright appearance on the screen of Ravshana Kurkova.
"Bloody Lady Batori", 2015
New interpretation of the famous story about Lady Batori, who staged a terrible torture in her castle. According to the plot, the action takes place in gloomy Hungary, where the vast possessions of the countess, who went down in history as the most bloodthirsty serial killer, spread among the forests. Svetlana Khodchenkova acted as the central star in the joint Russian-American film.
The Witch, 2006
The story of a skeptical journalist who is sent in search of mysterious phenomena. Suddenly, the road leads the young man to an abandoned house in which he intends to spend the night. And at exactly twelve o'clock in the journalist's room a beautiful girl appears, the meeting with which turns out to be fatal for the traveler.
By the way, the picture is a kind of modern interpretation of the story “Viy”. In the process of working on the project, special effects were used that helped the film to create an intimidating atmosphere. In addition, the picture was completely filmed in English, and after it was voiced in Russian.
"Possession 18", 2013
The plot of the film tells about the newlyweds who have moved to a new home. At first, there was no limit to the happiness of the couple: they got a new apartment in a high-rise building for a very low price. However, it only cost them to enter the apartment of their dreams, as inexplicable things and strange neighbors began to pursue the owners. Apart from unsociable neighbors and a terrible watchman, past residents of the house began to visit the newlyweds - the ghosts of people who died a horrible death.
"Shopping Tour", 2012
The Finnish-Russian film tells about a group of Russian tourists who decided to go shopping in Finland. However, the guys do not even suspect that they arrived on the very day when, according to ancient tradition, every Finn is obliged to eat a foreigner. However, it is hardly surprising to see the audience with the cannibal films, but this picture was taken in the “pseudo-documentary” favorite style of cinema now: viewers see the whole picture of what is happening through the camera of a tourist’s mobile phone.
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