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Viy (story)

"Viy" is a horror novella by the Russian writer Nikolai Gogol, first published in the first volume of his collection of tales entitled Mirgorod (1835). The title is also the name of the demonic entity central to the plot.


Viy may refer to:

  • "Viy" (story), by Ukrainian and Russian writer Nikolai Gogol
  • Viy (1967 film), based on the Nikolai Gogol story
  • Viy (2014 film), a epic fantasy and horror film
  • Viy (band), Ukrainian band
  • Viy, Azerbaijan, a village in Lankaran Rayon
Viy (1967 film)

Viy (Spirit of Evil or Vii, ) is a 1967 horror film produced by Mosfilm and based on the Nikolai Gogol story of the same name.

Viy (band)

Viy is a Ukrainian ethnic- rock band originating from the capital Kyiv in 1991.

Viy (2014 film)

Viy 3D (, internationally known as Forbidden Empire, and in the UK as The Forbidden Kingdom) is a 2014 dark fantasy film produced by Russian and Ukraine Film Group and Marins Group Entertainment and loosely based on the Nikolai Gogol story Viy. The film was released in cinemas in Russia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan on 30 January 2014 in the United Kingdom on 1 June 2015.

The film is directed by Oleg Stepchenko, based on the first manuscript of Nikolai Gogol. The film has been in production since December 2005 and stopped several times due to lack of funding. In October 2012, the filming was completed. Viy was a huge commercial success, even breaking a record for opening weekend in Russia, but was met with mixed reviews in media.