Russian horror movies

List of the best Russian horror movies selected by visitors to our site: The Dyatlov Pass Incident, The Widow, Day Watch, Evil Spirit, The Ex, Queen of Spades: Through the Looking Glass, The Bride, Dark Water, The Envelope, S.S.D..

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2013)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryRussia, USA
Duration01:40

Five young filmmakers retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of an unsolvable mystery.

The Widow (2020)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genrehorror
CountryRussia

Based on real events. In a densely forested area north of St. Petersburg people have been going missing for three decades. The few corpses ever found were naked. On October 14, 2017 a team of volunteers went out into the woods in search of a missing teenager. Soon, all communication with them was lost. Locals believe they were taken by the same dark spirit that took the others. They call it the Limping Widow.

Day Watch (2006)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy
CountryRussia
Duration02:26

A man who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which was nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event.

Evil Spirit (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror
CountryRussia
Duration01:28

Life circumstances, curiosity, corruption, ignorance. Four sinister stories based on folk legends. A bunch of friends gathers around an Ouija board. Two hunters wake up in a hut in the middle of woods. A young guy arrives at a rural community on a business trip. A stranger in a stolen car is trying to leave the area. None of them has an idea that during the mysterious Tankha season THEY come to our world...

The Ex (2021)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryRussia

The story of how social networks and instant messengers are changing the life of a modern person. It has been several years since a 16-year-old teenager posted a photo of his girlfriend in the general chat, hoping to boast to friends. Now he has a happy adult life: work, friends, fiance Katya, who is about to become his wife. But the Internet makes you remember teenage love, after which a chain of inexplicable mystical events occurs with the future wife of a young man. The girl receives mysterious messages from her fiance's past. Because of them, her life turns into a nightmare.

Queen of Spades: Through the Looking Glass (2019)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror
CountryRussia
Duration01:45

The sinister ghost of the Queen of Spades is out for blood, her victims the students of an old boarding school shrouded in gloomy rumors. Exploring the school’s abandoned wing, the teenagers discover a mirror covered in mysterious drawings. Facing it, they playfully recite an incantation which renders their innermost desires a reality - at the expense of nothing less than their souls.

The Bride (2017)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror
CountryRussia
Duration02:18

This is a story of a small town girl named Nastya. Her newly married husband Ivan drives her to his hometown to meet his family. Upon their arrival Nastya feels she made a wrong decision: she is surrounded by weird people and she sees creepy photos all around the house. Ivan disappears while his family prepares Nastya for a mysterious traditional Russian wedding ceremony. She struggles to calm herself down hoping all this will end and they will live happily ever after. Only if she stays alive...

Dark Water (2017)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:54

Strange and scary things start to happen after three young people spend a night on abandoned ship.

The Envelope (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryRussia
Duration00:57

A strange envelope is delivered to an architect bureau by mistake. Igor, a driver, gets the task to bring it to the right address. From that moment his life becomes a string of paranormal events. The cursed letter invades Igor's life and leads him to a mysterious addressee.

S.S.D. (2008)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror
CountryRussia
Duration01:50

On TV a new reality show, "Pionerlager", has started. Following the results of a casting, five young men and five girls, led by young TV presenter Alice Ten, go to the thrown pioneer camp. The rules state that every week someone would be eliminated from the show. The last one remaining will win the main prize: one million roubles. But suddenly game rules change: the invisible observer declares that it is life, not money, that will be the award for the winner. The maniac hiding behind the mask of a horse, begins a hunt for the participants. Children's horror stories which he once listened to in pioneer camp, revive and become a plot of its own murders.

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The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead (2018)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, fantasy
CountryRussia
Duration02:05

An evil Mermaid falls in love with Marina's fiancé Roman and aims to keep him away from Marina in her Kingdom of Death under water. The Mermaid is a young woman who drowned a few centuries ago. Marina only has one week to overcome her fear of the dark water, to remain human in the deathly fight with the monsters and not to become one herself.

The Soul Conductor (2018)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryRussia
Duration01:26

Katya has a powerful gift: she sees ghosts. When her twin sister disappears, Katya begins a desperate search. Police insist her sister doesn’t exist, that she is a figment of Katya’s twisted imagination. However, during her search Katya discovers that there is a serial killer loose on the streets, and her sister is one of his victims. There is still hope to save her, but in a dark and mysterious city full of secrets, you can’t trust anyone. Not even yourself...

Side Effect (2020)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror
CountryRussia

A traumatic experience leads to a break-up between a young married couple. In a desperate attempt to save their marriage, Andrey, the husband, seeks help from a psychic named Mara. His only wish is to make his wife Olga forget the past. Mara's magic works, but the second honeymoon soon turns into a living nightmare... Andrey gradually recognizes that he is dealing with a powerful evil that possesses his wife, and the price of the psychic's service is Olga’s life.

Dead Lucky (2017)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, comedy, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:27

'The perfect killers just met their match'. The young fella is drawn into a criminal gang of his older brother that engaged in assassinations. But when they on the affair, they face a maniac who opens them hunt.

Superdeep (2020)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryRussia

The film is based on real events when, in the 1970s, the deepest well in the world with a depth of more than 12 thousand meters was drilled in Murmansk Region for research purposes. During drilling, seismic sensors began to pick up strange sounds, an explosion occurred that led to mystical events.

Unfriended (2015)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration01:22

While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. A first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something out of this world, something that wants them dead. Told entirely from a young girl's computer desktop, Unfriended redefines 'found footage' for a new generation of teens.

Dark Spell (2021)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror
CountryRussia

Dark Spell is a story about the girl named Zhenya who suffers from being in love with her husband that has left her, so she decides to bring him back. Desperate heroine casts a spell called "Black Wedding", which is a magical ritual known for its great power and irreversibility. After the ritual, her beloved husband comes back, although his love becomes more like an obsession: he is even ready to kill Zhenya, so as not to give her to anyone. When the maddened husband dies, the spell does not stop: because even death will not part those who were betrothed by the demon of black wedding.

Baba Yaga: Terror of the Dark Forest (2020)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, fantasy
CountryRussia

The young family who moved to a new apartment on the outskirts of the city. The nanny hired by them for the newborn daughter quickly gained confidence. However, the older boy, Egor, talks about the frightening behavior of a woman, but his parents do not believe him. The surveillance cameras installed by the father for comfort only confirm everything is in order. Then one day, Egor, returning home, finds no trace of either the nanny or the little sister, and the parents are in a strange trance and do not even remember that they had a daughter. Then Egor, together with his friends, goes in search, during which it turns out that the nanny is an ancient Slavic demon, popularly known as Baba Yaga.

Phobos. Fear Kills (2010)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryRussia
Duration01:18

Rainy summer evening... Young people are arriving at the new trendy club named Phobos which is still under construction. Or re-construction - since it's a former bomb shelter which is reconstructed to become a club. At first, the party sees nothing wrong, but soon the bunker doors turn out to be locked, and the teenagers get trapped underground without light and communication. At first, all of them are joking and do not realize how dangerous their situation is. Then they get frightened. All of them will need to cope with their fears before the bunker will let them free.

Real Boys Against The Zombie (2020)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryRussia

An ancient Permian Komi virus was brought to Perm, which is gradually turning the inhabitants into zombies. A year later, the city is cordoned off by the military, scientists are trying to find an antidote. The planes are dropping food. But the heroes, like the rest of the inhabitants of Perm, have adapted to the new reality. They live an ordinary life: they go to cafes, do business, make plans for the future and try to clear the city of zombies on their own. Everything is getting better until one of the usual post-apocalyptic days Leroux is not bitten.

Hijacker (2015)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, drama, short, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:05

Two friends are engaged in theft of cars in order to extort money from their owners. The next stealing runs smoothly. The owner of the car agrees to pay, but puts forward an unexpected condition ...

Raptor Ranch (2013)
Markimdb: 3.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryRussia, USA
Duration01:30

A group of young people stuck in the small Texas town of Fossil Ridge have to fight for their lives against dinosaurs that have been reanimated by a local scientist.

Spirit of Itchi (2020)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryRussia

XIX century. A big misfortune happened on the land of one wealthy family in Yakutia. As time passed, fear was forgotten and farmers started settling here again. But ghosts of this land will reveal secrets of forgotten history.

No Place for Fools (2015)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, documentary, biography
CountryRussia, Bulgaria

Sergey Astahov is a gay man converted by Church and state propaganda into an orthodox pro-Putin activist. Composed of terrifying images from Astahov's blog, this documentary by contemporary artist Oleg Mavromatti is the most radical insight into today's Russia and its ideological clashes.

III (2015)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryGermany, Russia
Duration02:15

A small European town, where sisters Ayia and Mirra live, gets struck down by an unknown disease which takes many lives. Following their mother's death, the younger sister falls ill. Having realized that conventional medicine is useless in the face of the sister's disease, Ayia seeks help from Father Herman, a parish priest and a close family friend. In his house she finds books that are very far from the conventional religion. She gets to know that only penetration into Mirra's sick subconscious mind and discovery of the true cause of her disease will give her a chance to save her sister. Ayia is ready to go through this terrifying ritual, dive into the depths of the subconscious mind, and face the demons residing there. But will she cope with her own fear when she discovers the mysteries of her sister's past? Since the closer to the bottom of the ocean, the darker it gets.

Russian Shorts. Vol. 1 (2018)
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Genrehorror, comedy, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:36

Five unusual short stories. Two heroes are fighting for the heart of a mysterious beauty in the tragicomedy Olesya. In the parable "Milk" in the high-rise kitchen a real cow appears. The heroine of the comedy without the “Not Fit” dialogues is torn between the desire to lose weight by the alumni meeting and the modern food cult. The eccentric Rita Hurricane rushes into the life of the security guard of the Leo shopping center and changes it forever. And the hero of the story "Carpe diem" solves an important question - to lie or not to lie, when everyone around is lying.

Deadly Still (2018)
Markimdb: 3.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryRussia

A group of friends decide to spend a weekend together at a country house, but an unexpected accident forces them to stop at a strange and remote estate. In this abandoned and eerie place, a rare antique camera is discovered. Slowly the camera draws them into a mystical and tragic chain of events that none of them could have seen coming. Anyone who has their picture taken by the camera sees a photo revealing their death. Many of them lose their lives in excruciating ways, as they race to solve the mystery of the camera.

7 Guardians of the Tomb (2018)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, action, adventure
CountryChina, Australia, Russia, Thailand
Duration02:13

An innocent discovery of a well-preserved mummified Emperor from 200 BC China unearths a 2000 year old nightmare - a secret that should have remained buried.

Frostbitten (2006)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, comedy
CountrySweden, Russia
Duration01:38

Vampires terrorize a city in Norrbotten, Sweden.

The Hunting Ground (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, short
CountryRussia
Duration00:54

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