Director Podgayevskiy is back now with The Bride (Невеста) and once again he appears to be delivering horror of the highest standard. Stars: Vyacheslav Chepurchenko, Aleksandra Rebenok, Igor Khripunov.
The unusual practice of photographing dead relatives during mid-1800's rural Russia will link a Philology student with her husband's abysmal family history.
A newlywed's trip to meet her husband's family turns deadly in this horror tale. Natsya is a woman from a small town who has recently married Ivan. When visiting his family, she is greeted to strange people and disturbing photos, as the family prepares a wedding ritual - and then Ivan goes missing.
Nastya is a young woman who travels with her soon to be husband to his family home. Upon their arrival, she can't help but think that the visit may have been a horrible mistake. She is surrounded by strange people and starts witnessing strange, terrible visions as his family prepares her for a mysterious traditional Slavic wedding ceremony. More than the wedding preparations, can she survive the next few days?
The Russian scientist-chemist, the doctor of medicine Joseph Hamel, speaking at the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, reported on the unusual properties of silver halide when deposited on the photographic plate. According to the scientist, the negative was capable of not only capturing the light reflected on it, but also to save something more: energy, which people called the soul. The academic community raised Hamel to laugh, but soon there was a ritual: the dead were photographed with eyes painted over the eyelids. It was believed that this way you could deceive death.