A. K. Tolstoy: The Vampire [Упырь] (1841)

This short Russian novella is a true Gothic tale, drawing on western Gothic tradition as well as Graeco-Roman mythology. Not necessarily great literature, perhaps, but interesting nonetheless. […]

Вурдалаки (2017)

This vampire adventure drama from Russia is a strictly-by-the-numbers affair. The film (also known under titles such as “Ghouls” and “Vamps”) looks very good, and there are hardly any bad or disappointing elements in it, but it is bogged down by the fact that it is such a middle-of-the-road story. […]