Georgi Kropachyov (b. 4/15/1930, Leningrad), production designer, film director, screenwriter and actor.
Albeit a little goofy at times, this film is as gorgeous as it is creepy. Great practical special effects, and a reminder of the horror films of yore. Prior to gore, sex, and computers - there's eerie spirits and creatures, incantations, possession, religious zeal, and a tense score. The production design is colourful and beautiful in a classic/dated way, while the cinematography is surprisingly interesting.
Oh gospadi some crazy stuff! I rarely enjoy horror films, but I love how this one's hilarious and terrifying at the same time.