To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: This little east-european horror-flick is hard to describe. There were quite a few ‘not so smart’ people at TV Serbia back in 80’s because they showed this film at Please disable your ad-blocking software or white-list our website. User Reviews True childhood nightmare! I was so taken with the Sava Savanovic folk tale that I stole it, long ago after finding it on Wikipedia, for my roleplaying setting you didn’t know I was a nerd? Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

After asking Zivan for his daughters hand in marriage and been refused on the grounds of his poverty Strahinja decides to leave the village. Leptirica was the first “Serbian” horror film and was loosely based on the story “After Ninety Years” by Milovan Glisic. This is a folklore story about Serbia’s most famous vampire. After finding the place where his body is buried, they nail a stake through the coffin and a butterfly flies out. I have read a few comments from western audiences who have taken issue with the “scariest vampire film ever” title and not one of them have acknowledged the socio-cultural context in which the film was made. But he does, and the council decides that it was high time to find the grave of the vampire and kill it. I obtained a bootleg copy of this film under the title “Leptirica” several years back from Shocking Videos or Trash Palace or one of those other outfits that made a business from finding copies of weird, obscure titles and making copies to share with other hungry fans of such fare.

Leptirica () – Serbia’s First Horror Film – The Weekend Couch Potato

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: One week in a life of Branimir Mitrovic “Floyd”, a young rally driver from the National Class up to ccdreaming of promotion to the higher category. He lives a carefree life of a After locating the grave they pierce it with a stake, but the soul of the vampire takes a form of a butterfly and escapes from the coffin before they sprinkled it with the Holy water.


Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired. For the young man who lives in Serbian province town, the maturing coincides with the turbulent political events of the year You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. To prove his worth, the young man becomes a miller in a vampire-infested local mill. But so it is just a little above average Log in Privacy Policy To use social login you have to agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

Full Cast and Crew. Add the first question. I dearly hope that there is a surviving copy of this film in better shape than what I have. While I lack much knowledge about the film industry and the development of movie technology in Eastern Europe during the era of the Soviet Union, I feel the need to commend the cinematography for its aesthetically pleasing visuals and expertly handled camera shots, while the haunting background sounds, while at some points a little overdone, added to the impact of the movie quite well.

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But, mill is known as a place where no one meets the dawn alive Trajkovic family are bridge builders. So I put the film on my October list this year to push me into finally sitting through it – I made a sortof commitment now, after all.

The story revolves around the 19th century Serbian village of “Zaroshje” that is plagued by the vampire “Sava Savanovic” leptirifa has been systematically killing anyone who takes charge of the flour mill situated in the woods outside the village. There were quite a few ‘not so smart’ people at TV Serbia back in 80’s because they showed this film at Here, he sort of looks like a wolf creature, and his howl sounds like a cross between a monkey and a wolf.

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Being a movie made for Television in the early s in Yugoslavia, I think, this was really good. In the mountains of Montenegro people have lived by strict and Draconian laws for centuries, almost untouched by modern civilization.

That blank is filled when a flower salesman begins strangling women.

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horrr The quality of the copy was just too rough. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The village council assumes it is all over and argues that the landowner Zivan is being unreasonable in his refusal to allow his daughter to marry Strahinja and with the blessing of the local priest they kidnap Radojka.

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More a comedy than horror film. The story of a minor, neglected boys-offenders and To prove that he’s able to take care of himself and his future bride, Strahinja agrees to take vacancy in village mill This little east-european horror-flick is hard to describe. Username or Email Address. When I Am Dead and Gone Silly, it has a few funny bits, but still watchable due to authentic locations and decent atmosphere.

“Leptirica”, a Yugoslavian Horror Movie That is Scary, Even for Today’s Standards

Share this Rating Title: A Holy Place Having been sacked from the job, his dreams are to become a singer. I watched the first few minutes of it, and put off the rest. This one had a very strange atmosphere.