Baba Yaga: Terror of the Dark Forest
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Baba Yaga: Terror of the Dark Forest (Russian: Яга. Кошмар тёмного леса, romanized: Yaga. Koshmar tyomnogo lesa) is a 2020 Russian supernatural horror film based on the Slavic tale of Baba Yaga. The film was directed by Svyatoslav Podgayevsky about a strange nanny who looks after the youngest daughter in a family that moved to the outskirts of the city, the film stars Oleg Chugunov, Glafira Golubeva, Artyom Zhigulin, Svetlana Ustinova, Maryana Spivak and Aleksey Rozin.

The film was released in Russia on February 27, 2020. The distributor is Central Partnership.


The film centers on a young family that moves to a new apartment in the outskirts of the big city. The nanny they hired to look after their newborn daughter quickly becomes trustworthy. However, the eldest boy, Egor, notices frightening behavior of the woman, but his parents do not believe him. The surveillance cameras installed by his father for reassurance only confirm that everything is in order. However, one day, Egor returns home and does not find any traces of either the nanny and his little sister. His parents seem to be in a strange trance and do not even remember that they have ever had a daughter. Then Egor together with his friends arranges a search, during which they find out that the disappeared nanny is actually an ancient Slavic demon.


  • Oleg Chugunov as Egor
  • Glafira Golubeva as Dasha
  • Artyom Zhigulin as Anton
  • Svetlana Ustinova as Tatyana, nanny / Baba Yaga
  • Maryana Spivak as Yuliya, stepmother
  • Aleksey Rozin as Alexey, father
  • Igor Khripunov as Mrachnyy
  • Marta Timofeeva as Seta
  • Evgeniya Evstigneeva as Egor s mother
  • Olga Makeeva as Dasha s mother
  • Ilya Ludin as Micha


Baba Yaga: Terror of the Dark Forest will go to the United States and Latin America – Ledafilms acquired all rights, including movie theater rental, in these territories. The film will also be released in Vietnam & Indonesia (CGV), Malaysia (GSC), Singapore (Purple Plan), Taiwan (GaragePlay) & Hong Kong (mm2 Entertainment) and other countries in Southeast Asia (Suraya Filem), Japan (IPA Asia) and the Baltic States (Garsu).


Principal photography in April to June 2018 in Mozhaysky District, Moscow, the Skolkovo Innovation Center.


The film was released in Russia by Central Partnership on February 27, 2020, and the world premiere of March 1, 2020.

Year 2020
ReleaseDate 2020-02-27
RuntimeMins 97
RuntimeStr 1h 37min
Plot When Egor’s mom dies, he gets a stepmom and then a baby half sister. Things get seriously twisted when his dad gets a hot nanny, who’s the witch, Baba Yaga.
Directors Svyatoslav Podgaevskiy, Nathalia Hencker
Writers Natalya Dubovaya, Ivan Kapitonov, Svyatoslav Podgaevskiy
Stars Oleg Chugunov, Glafira Golubeva, Artyom Zhigulin
Produced by Natalya Dubovaya, Ivan Kapitonov, Inna Lepetikova, Sergey Melkumov, Rafael Minasbekyan, Svyatoslav Podgaevskiy, Oleksandr Yukhymovych Rodnyanskyy, Vadim Vereshchagin
Music by Nick Skachkov
Cinematography by Anton Zenkovich
Film Editing by Anton Komrakov
Casting By Samantha A. Morrison
Art Direction by Vlad Ogay
Costume Design by Dzhamilya Dadaeva
Makeup Department Aleksey Ivchenko, Darya Terekhova
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Maria Libova
Sound Department Arkady Molotkov, Arcady Noskov
Visual Effects by Vahagn Amirkhanyan, Eugene Antsiferov, Aleksandra Kazankina, Vladimir Lamzin, Ksenia Lugovkina, Andrey Murashov, Andrey Velikov, Nadezhda Zezyukova
Stunts Anton Smekalkin
Camera and Electrical Department Denis Danilov, Ilya Kuvshinov, Anton Zenkovich
Casting Department Madeline Dorroh
Location Management Denis Iordanov
Genres Horror
Companies Central Partnership Productions, Non-Stop Productions, QS Films
Countries Russia
Languages Russian
ContentRating Not Rated
ImDbRating 4.7
ImDbRatingVotes 1820
Keywords baba yaga,russian horror,folk horror,sex with a nanny,bare breasts