Russian horror movies

List of the best Russian horror movies selected by visitors to our site: The Widow, The Dyatlov Pass Incident, Baba Yaga: Terror of the Dark Forest, Queen of Spades: The Dark Rite, Юленька, The Bride, The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead, Superdeep, Night Watch, Lady of Csejte.

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

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.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryRussia, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersMutant
PlotSurvival, Time travel, Supernatural, Teleportation, Snow
PlaceRussia, Mountains, Restricted areas
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

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

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, fantasy
CountryRussia
CharactersDemons, Family, Monsters, Babysitting, Babies
PlotAbduction
PlaceRussia
StyleCreepy, Depressive, For men, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror
CountryRussia
Duration02:25
CharactersTeens
PlotMagic, Revenge, Mystery, Death, Supernatural
PlaceRussia
StyleTense, Creepy, Depressive, Disturbing

There is an ancient ritual known to humankind for more than a hundred years...According to the legend, an ominous entity known as The Queen of Spades can be summoned by drawing a door and staircase on a mirror in the darkness, and by saying her name three times. The Queen of Spades gets her energy from reflective objects; she cuts locks of hair from those asleep, and those that see her go mad or die. Four teenagers decide to call The Queen of Spades as a joke. But when one of them dies of a sudden heart attack, the group realizes they are up against something inexplicable and deadly dangerous.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:42
PlotDeath, Rivalry
StyleFascinating, Heavy

A university professor, who wants to slow down a little, moves with his wife and daughter, from the big city to a small town and starts a new job as a teacher in a girls' gymnasium. Something weird is happening with the class, they seem to hide a secret. As it turns out, these girls don't play with dolls...

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror
CountryRussia
Duration02:18
CharactersFamily, Brides
PlotAbduction, Revenge, Wedding, Ghosts, Fear
PlaceVillage, Russia
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Fascinating, Depressive, Disturbing

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...

Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, fantasy
CountryRussia
Duration02:05
CharactersMermaids
PlotLove
StyleCreepy

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.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryRussia
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Investigation, Supernatural

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy
CountryRussia
Duration01:55
CharactersVampire, Witch, Hunters, Wizards
PlotApocalypse, Cars, Death, Supernatural, Fate
PlaceAircraft, Russia
TimeDark ones
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Twisted plot, By books, Atmospheric

Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage

Markimdb: 3.9
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryRussia, USA
Duration01:38
CharactersVampire
PlotInvestigation, Power
PlaceCastle
StyleTense, Gothic, Disturbing

Based on a story of Countess Bathory, a serial killer in 16th century Transylvania who supposedly killed hundreds of children.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration01:28
CharactersZombie, Teachers
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Supernatural, Viruses, Jealousy
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleBlack humor

A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.

Markimdb: 2
Genrehorror
CountryRussia
PlotDeath, Supernatural
StyleSerious, Disturbing

Most popular video bloggers were gathered to taste a new energy soft-drink in a mansion, which turns out to be a trap. To escape, they have to answer the question correctly: Who wants to kill them?

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror
CountryRussia
CharactersWitch, Horses, Singers
PlotReligious, Chase, Mythology, Missing people, Fear
PlaceMoscow
StyleCreepy, Gothic

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.

Markimdb: 3.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryRussia
PlotDeath
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy

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.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror
CountryRussia
Duration01:50
CharactersManiacs
PlaceRussia
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 3.7
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryRussia
Duration01:49
PlotSurvival, Cars, Supernatural, Ghosts
StyleUnexpected ending

Contemporary Russia. A young couple finds a great deal on a used BMW. Unfortunately, it's haunted.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryRussia
PlotMystery, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceRussia

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.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryRussia
Duration01:26
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Sisters
PlotSuperpowers, Investigation, Intrigue, Ghosts, Rivalry
PlaceRussia, Moscow
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense

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...

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:55
CharactersStudents
PlotSupernatural
PlaceParty, Abandoned houses
StyleCreepy

Young Katya meets a merry company of visiting guys who have a specific entertainment - to organize parties in other people's empty houses. And Katya knows the right place: an old country house on the coast, the owner of which left for a long time. The secluded house, in which the spiritualist salon was at the beginning of the last century, seems to everyone an excellent option. Alarming, even the terrible abandonment of this place does not frighten anyone ... In the midst of the party, someone whom Katya never expected to see appears: the mysterious master of the house ... The man she loved. A man in the grip of otherworldly forces.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, comedy, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:27
CharactersZombie, Maniacs, Serial killers, Killers, Friends
PlotFight, Investigation, Supernatural, Mystery, Fear
PlaceRussia
StyleExciting, Action, Disturbing

'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.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryRussia
Duration00:57
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Obsession, Mystery, Death
PlaceRussia, Moscow
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryRussia
Duration01:00
CharactersWitch, Demons, Widows
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Witchcraft
PlaceRussia, Forest
StyleTwisted plot, By books, Depressive, Disturbing

A mysterious Dark Horseman slays young girls near the village of Dikanka, and he has already butchered 11 ladies. Nikolai Gogol, a scribe from Saint Petersburg has to take charge of the investigation, but the closer he gets to solving the case, the more fits he has, causing macabre visions. When he learns the next victim is his beloved, Liza, he doubts that he can protect her and resist the murderer. Fortunately, he meets somebody who can help him: Khoma Brut, the witch hunter, martial artist and philosopher. Together they spend three dreadful nights in an old chapel reading the funeral service for Ulyana, the witch, and calling upon the ghastly evil spirit Viy.

Genrehorror, thriller
CountryRussia
PlotSupernatural
PlaceRussia

Ksyusha barely remembers her father: he went missing when she was a child. Incredibly, he is showing signs of life, despite being in a coma. The man is returned home in this condition. His wife has now remarried. The family is thrown into disarray by the return of the former master of the house – terrifying things are happening in the house, and Ksyusha’s mom starts acting weird… Ksyusha begins to suspect that something supernatural, icy, and lifeless has come home with her father. And now Ksyusha and her stepfather are about to find themselves protecting their family from a demon.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:54
CharactersWitch, Teens, Friends
PlotLove, Adventure, Relationship, Mystery, Mystery
PlaceVillage, Ships, Russia, Forest, Lake
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, For men

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

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, detective
CountryRussia
Duration01:27
CharactersDrivers
PlotTravel
StylePsychological problems, Tense, Depressive

Provincial story, beautifully played out in the spirit of the sinister detective. Dina, the student of Pedagogical Institute, comes to the practice to the little town paralyzed with fear. A series of mysterious murders seemingly dissimilar girls forcing residents to think that it is a work of a maniac.

Markimdb: 3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryRussia
PlotSurvival, Death, Fear
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

There is an urban legend that a seat in the local cinema theater is cursed and whoever takes it ends up dead. A group of high school friends start to believe the legend when some mysterious deaths occur after a day of skipping school at the cinema. The police begin their investigation while the teenagers start to suspect each other.

Mark
Genrehorror, comedy, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:36
PlotRelationship
PlaceRussia
StyleShort Story

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.

Markimdb: 3.5
Genrehorror
CountryRussia
CharactersVampire
PlotSupernatural
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A couple hires a professional digger (underground structure explorer) to help them find their friends, who mysteriously disappeared in the subway.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryRussia
CharactersAliens, Scientists
PlotAlien invasion, Fear
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, USSR
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Tense, Womens in main roles, Creepy

At the height of the Cold War, a Soviet spacecraft crash lands after a mission gone awry, leaving the commander as its only survivor. After a renowned Russian psychologist is brought in to evaluate the commander’s mental state, it becomes clear that something dangerous may have come back to Earth with him…

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, short
CountryRussia
Duration00:54

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