A mysterious Dark Horseman slays younger women close to the village of Dikanka, and he has already butchered 11 women. Nikolai Gogol, a scribe from Saint Petersburg has to take rate of the investigation, however the closer he gets to solving the case, the extra fits he has, causing macabre visions. When he learns the following victim is his cherished, Liza, he doubts that he can shield her and face up to the murderer. Fortunately, he meets anyone who can help him: Khoma Brut, the witch hunter, martial artist and philosopher. Together they spend 3 dreadful nights in an vintage chapel reading the funeral service for Ulyana, the witch, and calling upon the ghastly evil spirit Viy.