Viy (Forbidden Empire)
Viy (Forbidden Empire) (2009)

An 18th century English cartographer, Jonathan Green, sets out on a journey to map the uncharted lands of Transylvania, only to discover the dark secrets and dangerous creatures hidden in a cursed, fantastical Ukrainian forest.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 12, 2009
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Cody Ray Shafer
Under the Radar

There are some thrilling sequences, and the monsters are great, especially for low-budget CGI.

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Meredith Borders
Birth.Movies.Death.

FORBIDDEN EMPIRE is wild and colorful and exciting and funny; it's neck-deep in witches and monsters and magic and devilry. It's a bit of a mess, but it's the sort of mess more movies should make of themselves.

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Matt Donato
We Got This Covered

Forbidden Empire strives so hard to be a fantastical epic, but muddied storytelling can't be saved by the horrors of Viy.

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Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects

The visuals are enough of a reason to give it a watch, but the film as a whole becomes a mostly forgettable mash of entertaining effects and dull interactions.

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