Hello. We're back. And talking about the first and only Soviet horror movie, Viy, based on the short story by Gogol. This episode is an hour of background discussion, including biographical information about Gogol, of Eastern European mythology, and about Russian and Soviet cinema in general. We'll get to the actual scene-by-scene discussion in part 2.
Here's the audio:
Here are some things we discussed in the episode:
Excerpt from the 1915 movie "Portrait" based on a Gogol story:
A russian historian criticizes the most recent Viy remake: