Stuck somewhere within a gothic Hammer-horror throwback and revenge-sploitation that is trashy The Russian Bride has trouble completely committing to a method or an account. Things finally get batty and bloody, and Oksana Orlan is fantastic when you look at the crazy act that is final. Regrettably, the meandering road to access her showcase is full of lapses in logic, dubious alternatives various other shows and questionable manufacturing dilemmas, regardless of budget constraints.
Solitary mother Nina (Orlan) is hopeless to flee poverty in Russia and also to make a significantly better life on her behalf child Dasha (Kristina Pimenova) in the usa. Reclusive, peculiar billionaire Karl Frederick (Corbin Bernsen) becomes enamored with Nina’s profile about what looks to be always a circa-1999, mail-order-bride internet site.
After a few ticks, Nina and Dasha move into Karl’s Tudor that is secluded estate.
After fast nuptials, Nina contends together with her husband’s that is new unhinged. A lot of the film is simply watching exactly how crazy this old dude that is rich and watching Bernsen make an effort to cope with a lot of schizo monologues.
The environment of a sprawling, snowed-in estate provides prospective, additionally the mansion is charmingly lit and staged. It’s offered as bright, warm and inviting as opposed to the typical cool and cavernous. Director Michael S. Ojeda, whom additionally published the screenplay, and cinematographer Jim Orr create an artifice where dark secrets could possibly be uncovered in interesting means under the facade that is cheery but there’s no accumulation or interesting turns before all is revealed.