Viy Reviews

October 17, 2016
Russian director Alexander Ptushko is known for his special effects, which have an appropriately low-tech charm in this 1967 folktale.
October 17, 2016
The Viy itself is a disappointment, a lumbering, silly looking thing that would be right at home in The Neverending Story.
October 17, 2016
Viy serves as the prototypical horror film of the 1960s, one whose special effects and lowbrow exterior disguise its own considerably more nuanced agenda.
May 4, 2010
Typical of Ptushko's work, it mixes gothic horror, from a short story by Nikolai Gogol, and grotesque animated effects in a proletarian automatic blender.