Rue Morgue CineMacabre: VIY: SPIRIT OF EVIL
608 College St
608 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B4, Canada
Rue Morgue's CineMacabre Movie Nights promise the best of classic and contemporary horror at The Royal Cinema - once a month, every month.
"SPIRIT OF EVIL, legend holds, was the first horror film ever made in the Soviet Union, and for a long time the only one. Based on Nikolai Gogol's Ukrainian folk tale, VIY recounts the story of a debauched novice priest who, one dark and spooky night, encounters an old witch whom he mortally wounds. But when the witch inhabits the body of a young and beautiful noblewoman, she dies with a curse on her lips: the priest must spend three nights alone in the church praying for her. And every night is filled with fresh horrors and crazy demons! A brilliant interplay of special effects and folk motifs, VIY is a beautiful beautiful example of the insurgent national cinemas emerging in the USSR during the 60s, and also just plain creepy fun!" (Church of Film)