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Will "Dead Daughters" Take Russia by Storm?

Boy, do I wish there was some way to learn the Russian language without taking classes and reading books. Not only is there "Night Watch" to look forward to, but now Twitch is reporting that another disturbing film is hatching out of the former Soviet Union. Get ready for Pavel Ruminov's "Dead Daughters."

Twitch has five--count 'em, five--trailers for the film on their Web site, and it's number two that really makes me wish I understood the language, because the first half is nothing but darkness and a frantic, whispering voice. Besides the bizarre fifth trailer, the content is pretty much the same for all of them: eerie music and metallic sound effects climaxing in the merest suggestion of what might be a hand creeping Bela-Lugosi-style out of some kind of metal contraption.

The basic plot that Twitch reveals adds a little meat to the bare-bones trailers. Apparently a woman kills her three daughters, and years later their ghosts visit her in a mental hospital to exact their bloody revenge. However, they find that killing their mother isn't enough to quell their bloodlust, so they come up with a plan whereby the last person to have seen their most recent victim will be watched closely for several days to see if he commits any sins. If so, the ghosts hold a trial and decide the poor sap's fate. Maybe one of them acts as judge, another as jury, and the last as executioner?

Sounds like a definite maybe to me. "Dead Daughters" is expected to open in Russia in June of 2006--Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on December 16, 2005 9:06 PM
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thank u for your evaluation the movie is still in production, and we are really trying our best. without studying any russian u can try

-- Posted by: masha gavrilova at December 21, 2005 7:19 AM

Masha Gavrilova posted a comment on 21-Dec 2005. Masha, I know your name is common, but are you the same Masha Gavrilova that was in Cuba in 1989?

-- Posted by: russell droke at December 31, 2006 10:41 PM

Well, good luck with this, no matter how long it takes. It sounds like a pretty fresh premise. And thanks for the link; the stills look fantastic!

-- Posted by: Pete at January 23, 2007 7:07 PM

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