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An ancient legend gets new screen life in “BABA YAGA: TERROR OF THE DARK FOREST”; trailer & details

Friday, July 31, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A witch from Slavic folklore who has appeared in multiple media over the years now has a film coming out this fall.

Shout! Studios will bring BABA YAGA: TERROR OF THE DARK FOREST to Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and digital platforms (AppleTV, Amazon, VUDU, GooglePlay, PlayStation®, XBOX, hoopla, Fandango Now, DirecTV, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum, Cox, Charter and AT&T U-verse) September 1. Directed by Svyatoslav Podgaevsky (MERMAID: LAKE OF THE DEAD) from a script he wrote with Natali Dubovaya and Ivan Kapitonov, it stars Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin and Svetlana Ustinova. The synopsis: “A young family hires a nanny to look after their children…but after gaining the trust of the unsuspecting parents, their new guardian begins exhibiting some alarmingly unnatural behavior. When his parents don’t believe his claims, son Egor is left to contend with the problem on his own…until one day he discovers that the nanny and his young sister have disappeared without a trace. With his parents now in a trance-like state, with no recollection of ever having had a daughter, Egor becomes convinced that his family has crossed paths with the ancient demon Baba Yaga. Enlisting his friends to save his sister, he must stop the dreaded Baba Yaga…before his parents forget him too!”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.