Khoma and his secondary school friends get lost in the woods and find themselves spending the night in the company of a witch; terrified, they return to school. Upon arriving back, Khoma is informed that he must pray for the soul of the ill daughter of a rich merchant. Ultimately he is locked in an epic supernatural battle over the course of three nights.
Based on a story by Gogol, Viy is in equal measures terrifying, hilarious, magical and awe-inspiring; with a mastery of special effects, it is a treat to behold.
USSR 1967 Dirs Aleksandr Ptushko, Konstantin Ershov, Georgy Kropachev 72 min 35mm presentation