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.
Ten Little Indians
Directed by: Renny HarlinDevil'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
Directed by: Timur BekmambetovNight 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
Directed by: Timur BekmambetovWatch 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
Visions of SufferingAndrey Iskanov, Zoya Makarova
Directed by: Andrey IskanovVisions of Suffering is a 2006 film directed by Andrey Iskanov....
Dead DaughtersRavshana Kurkova, Artyom Semakin
Directed by: Pavel RuminovDead Daughters is a Russian arthouse horror film directed by Pavel Ruminov.... more
Directed by: Aleksei BalabanovCargo 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
Directed by: Levan GabriadzeUnfriended 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
Phobos: Club of Fear
Mister DesignerMister Designer is a 1989 drama and horror film written by Yuri Arabov and Alexander Grin and directed by Oleg Teptsov....
Nosferatu: The Horror of Night
Directed by: Roland JofféCaptivity 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
Snake SourceSnake Source is a 1997 drama film directed by Nikolai Lebediev....