Forbidden Empire

  • Russia
  • 2016
  • M
  • 108 MIN
  • 20 Jan 2016

Cast and Crew

  • Jason Flemyng
  • Charles Dance
  • Directed by: Oleg Stepchenko

Trailers and video



About Forbidden Empire

In the 18th century, English cartographer Jonathan Green sets out to map previously uncharted areas of Europe and Asia. While travelling through Transylvania dense fog traps him in an isolated village threatened by witchcraft and demonic forces, where dangerous creatures stalk the surrounding cursed forests and nothing is what it seems…

A spectacular tale of high adventure and dark fantasy in the vein of STARDUST, SLEEPY HOLLOW and LORD OF THE RINGS, THE FORBIDDEN EMPIRE is an effects-laden roller-coaster ride into the phantasmagorical realm of European myths and legends.

"Forbidden Empire is wild and colourful and exciting and funny; it's neck deep in witches and monsters and magic and devilry"

Icons of fright

"Fleming brings a welcome goofiness to the otherwise dark and fantastical proceedings"

Film School Rejects

"Looking very much like a Terry Gilliam film [Forbidden Empire] is exotic and entertaining, a well crafted fantasy in the grand tradition"

We Are Movie Geeks

Photo gallery


Subscribe for the Monster Fest Newsletter

* indicates required