The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead – original title: Rusalka: Ozero myortvykh – is a 2018 Russian fantasy horror feature film directed by Svyatoslav Podgaevsky from a screenplay co-written with Natalya Dubovaya and Ivan Kapitonov. It stars Viktoriya Agalakova, Igor Khripunov and Efim Petrunin
The plot is inspired by Slavic mythology: in Russia it was believed that drowned unmarried girls become mermaids - evil demons of rivers and lakes. The main character of the film Marina is preparing for the upcoming wedding and does not yet know that her lover Roman met a strange young girl on the shore of the forest lake. The girl is an evil Mermaid who falls in love with Roman and aims to keep him away from Marina in her Kingdom of Death under water.After this meeting, every day it gets worse and worse. It turns out that this is exactly how the charms of mystical creatures - mermaids - act.
The heroine is forced to engage in an unequal battle with the mystical undead, because the Mermaid will return for the guy again and again until she takes him away forever.The Mermaid is actually 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.
Directed by Svyatoslav Podgaevsky
Starring: Viktoriya Agalakova, Elfim Petrunin, Sesil Plezhe, Nikita Elenev, Sofia Shidlovskya