The Cinema Museum, London

The Gothique Film Society presents Black Sunday (1960) and Viy (1967)

Fri 28 Jan 2022 @ 19:00 · Events

Black Sunday The Gothique Film Society continues its 55th season with a double bill of films based on Nikolai Gogol’s short story Viy.

Black Sunday (Italy/1960/85mins), directed by Mario Bava and starring Barbara Steele and John Richardson.

In this liberal adaptation of Gogol’s story, a vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch’s beautiful descendant.

Viy (USSR/1967/72mins), directed by Konstantin Ershov and Georgiy Kropachyov and starring Leonid Kuravlyov and Natalya Varley.

In this more faithful adaptation, a young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in a church in a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse, with only his faith to protect him.

E-mail enquiries to Dave Simpson or Simon Davies

Doors open at 18.00, for a 19.00 start.

Refreshments will be available in our licenced cafe/bar.


Membership subscription for all six shows: £30.00. Individual tickets: £8.00. Membership subscriptions and individual tickets can be purchased on the door.
Individual tickets for each show can also be purchased via Ticketlab.