Foreign Films The Best Russian Horror Movies  

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They might not be known for films in the genre, but believe it or not there is a nice handful of Russian horror movies that are definitely worth checking out. From old to new scary Russian movies, this list has everything from Night Watch to Unfriended, a 2014 that attempts to scare using social media.

You could start working through this list of Russian horror movies with Mister Designer, about a famous artist searching for the secret of eternal life by creating beautiful mannequins. Or, you could check out Dead Daughters, a ghost story following three dead little girls who haunt a person for three days then decide whether they’re a good or a bad. If they decide you’re bad things are not going to be pretty. Then there’s Viy (or Sprit of Evil) in which a priest presides over the wake of a witch…with nothing but his faith to protect him.

So bolt the doors and look under the bed, it’s time to work your way through these Russian language horror films. Vote on your favorites and add a movie to the list if it's not already here.

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Night Watch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Russian Horror Movies
Anna Semenovich, Jeanna Friske, Gosha Kutsenko Night Watch is a 2004 Russian urban fantasy supernatural thriller film directed by Timur Bekmambetov. It is loosely based on the novel The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko, and is the first part ...more

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Day Watch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Russian Horror Movies
Jeanna Friske, Gosha Kutsenko, Aleksei Chadov Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Day Watch, is a 2006 Russian dark fantasy action film written and directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Marketed as "the first film of the year", it opened in theatres across Russia on 1 ...more

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Ten Little Indians

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Gemma Atkinson, Richard Ried, Matt Stokoe Devil's Pass is a 2013 UK-Russian science fiction horror film directed by Renny Harlin, written by Vikram Weet, and starring Holly Goss, Matt Stokoe, Luke Albright, Ryan Hawley, and Gemma ...more

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Visions of Suffering is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Russian Horror Movies
Visions of Suffering Andrey Iskanov, Zoya Makarova, Svyatoslav Iliyasov Visions of Suffering is a 2006 film directed by Andrey Iskanov.

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Yuri Stepanov, Aleksey Serebryakov, Leonid Bichevin Cargo 200 is a Russian thriller film from 2007 by Aleksei Balabanov depicting the late Soviet society. The action is set during culmination of the Soviet war in Afghanistan in 1984. The movie's ...more

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Shelley Hennig, Moses Jacob Storm, Renee Olstead Unfriended is a 2014 American supernatural horror film directed by Levan Gabriadze. A group of online chat room friends find themselves haunted by a mysterious, supernatural force using the ...more

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Dead Daughters Ravshana Kurkova, Artyom Semakin, Nikita Emshanov Dead Daughters is a Russian arthouse horror film directed by Pavel Ruminov.

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Mister Designer Mister Designer is a 1989 drama and horror film written by Yuri Arabov and Alexander Grin and directed by Oleg Teptsov.

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Captivity is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Russian Horror Movies
Elisha Cuthbert, Daniel Gillies, Laz Alonso Captivity is a 2007 horror thriller film directed by Roland Joffé, based on a screenplay by Larry Cohen and Joseph Tura, and starring Elisha Cuthbert. The film centers on two people who ...more

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Snake Source Snake Source is a 1997 drama film directed by Nikolai Lebediev.

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Nosferatu: The Horror of Night

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Phobos: Club of Fear