jose larraz


This version of Gogol’s Viy is decidedly more eurohorror than the 1967 film, which is similar to one of Aleksandr Rou’s folk tale movies with the addition of a curse and demons. Here the witch is a cruel, castrating seductress instead of vengeful ingénue, and like Jose Ramon Larraz, all of Djordje Kadijevic’s characters have secrets, haunt claustrophobic mansions, and are consumed by repression. (A Holy Place, 1990, Djordje Kadijevic).