Entertainment
157 voters

The Best Russian Horror Movies

Updated June 14, 2019 320 votes 157 voters 12.4k views18 items

List RulesVote up the scariest Russian horror movies that you would recommend to other horror fans.

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.

Photo:
...more
  • 1
    31
    11

    Ten Little Indians

  • 2
    29
    10

    Viy

  • 3
    25
    8

    Devil's Pass

    Gemma Atkinson, Richard Ried

    Released2013

    Directed byRenny Harlin

    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

    More Devil's Pass 

    #1 of 68 The Best Found Footage Movies#44 of 115 Horror Movies With The Most Satisfying Endings

  • 4
    23
    9

    Night Watch

    Anna Semenovich, Jeanna Friske

    Released2004

    Directed byTimur Bekmambetov

    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
  • 5
    16
    5

    Day Watch

    Jeanna Friske, Gosha Kutsenko

    Released2006

    Directed byTimur Bekmambetov

    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 January 2006, the...  more
  • 6
    13
    4

    Visions of Suffering

    Andrey Iskanov, Zoya Makarova

    Released2006

    Directed byAndrey Iskanov

    Visions of Suffering is a 2006 film directed by Andrey Iskanov....
  • 7
    16
    16

    Yulenka

  • 8
    6
    4

    Miracle

  • 9
    4
    3

    Dead Daughters

    Ravshana Kurkova, Artyom Semakin

    Released2007

    Directed byPavel Ruminov

    Dead Daughters is a Russian arthouse horror film directed by Pavel Ruminov....  more
  • 10
    4
    2

    Cargo 200

    Yuri Stepanov, Aleksey Serebryakov

    Released2007

    Directed byAleksei Balabanov

    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
  • 11
    4
    4

    Dogs

  • 12
    4
    4

    Touch

  • 13
    5
    7

    Unfriended

    Shelley Hennig, Moses Jacob Storm

    Released2014

    Directed byLevan Gabriadze

    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 account...  more

    More Unfriended 

    #26 of 85 The Most Horrifying Found-Footage Movies#24 of 75 The Best Blumhouse Productions Movies

  • 14
    0
    4

    Phobos: Club of Fear

  • 15
    8
    13

    Mister Designer

    Mister Designer is a 1989 drama and horror film written by Yuri Arabov and Alexander Grin and directed by Oleg Teptsov....
  • 16
    0
    4

    Nosferatu: The Horror of Night

  • 17
    3
    11

    Captivity

    Elisha Cuthbert, Daniel Gillies

    Released2007

    Directed byRoland Joffé

    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 have been...  more
  • 18
    2
    8

    Snake Source

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