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.
- Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialDay 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 January 2006, the ...more
- 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 Atkinson as ...more
- 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 of a ...more
Ten Little Indians
- 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 title ...more
- One night, while teenagers Blaire, Mitch, Jess, Adam Ken and Val take part in an online group chat session, they are suddenly joined by a user known only as "Billie227." Thinking it's just a ...more
- Jennifer, a model, is on top of the world. Her highly sought-after image adorns magazine covers and billboards. When she is alone at a charity event, she is abducted and put into a cell with another ...more
- Dead Daughters is a Russian arthouse horror film directed by Pavel Ruminov.
- Visions of Suffering is a 2006 film directed by Andrey Iskanov.
Phobos: Club of Fear
Nosferatu: The Horror of Night
- Mister Designer is a 1989 drama and horror film written by Yuri Arabov and Alexander Grin and directed by Oleg Teptsov.
- Snake Source is a 1997 drama film directed by Nikolai Lebediev.