Bollywood has succeeded in giving the audience some thrills with many successful horror movies. Here’s a list of top 10 horror movies.
Disclaimer: Expect to see the names ‘Bhatt’ and ‘Ram Gopal Verma’ repeatedly in the list!
Ek Thi Daayan (2013)
Ek Thi Daayan (2013) Starring EmranHashmi, Konkona Sen, KalkiKoechlin and Huma Qureshi, Ek Thi Daayan is a movie exploring the quintessential Indian Ghost called as ‘Daayan’. Emraan Hashmi plays the role of a magician who has a troubled past. He had encountered some supernatural presence in life during his childhood and is convinced that it will return back.
Ragini MMS (2014 and 2011)
Ragini MMS (2014 and 2011) Ekta Kapoor produced both the sequels. Unlike her work on small screen, this was an erotic horror movie. It came as a good surprise as people had their apprehensions about the Television production house pulling off something of a totally different genre. Both the movies were super hits.
1920: Evil returns (2012)
1920: Evil returns (2012) Movie gained publicity through word-of-mouth and became hit only after its initial 2 week run in the theaters. A poet is determined to help a woman in need. But the woman seems to be more than what you’ll call, ‘human’. Many scary sequences and chills are, what you can expect in the movie.
The Haunted (2011)
The Haunted (2011) A Vikram Bhatt movie became news as it was the first 3D movie in its category. The movie itself got mixed reviews at the box-office but it surely has everything to give you Goosebumps.
13B, Fear has a new address (2009)
13B, Fear has a new address (2009) A psychological horror movie was One of the few in the category that had managed to give chills to both, the audience and the critics. Movie is based on the connection between a Television serial and a family which lives in the flat on 13th Similar incidents happen in the television serial and in their real life.
Raaz series (2002,2009,2012)
Raaz series (2002,2009,2012) Vikram Bhatt produced the series. All the movies gained fame because of melodious songs and the fresh and different script in each. Bipasha Basu became popular because of her acting in the film.
Darna Zaroori Hai (2006)
Darna Zaroori Hai (2006) A Ram Gopal Verma movie was archived at the New York Institute of Technology as a part of film course. Story is quite unusual from what you’ll expect from a horror movie. Plot of the movie goes like this; an old woman tells horror stories to 5 children who get lost in a forest. You’ll keep clenching your teeth throughout the movie as it has some real thrills.
Vaastu Shastra (2004)
Vaastu Shastra (2004) Another of Ram Gopal Verma’s work, starring Sushmita Sen. A modern couple shifts to a new house in suburbs with their son and their sister. They are anything but superstitious and refuse to believe in ‘Vaastu Shastra’ of their new house, despite being warned by other people. Soon suspicious events start to follow as their son makes ‘imaginary’ friends.
Bhoot (2003) It is a supernatural horror film directed by Ram Gopal Verma. A box office hit, the movie is from the times when Urmila Matondkar was popular for starring in horror flicks. Later, Bipasha Basu became everyone’s ‘horror queen’ (pun intended). Coming back to the movie, story of Vishal(Ajay Devgan) and his wife Swati (Urmila Matondkar) who find their dream house, but, all goes in vain when Swati gets possessed by unnatural powers.
Raat (1992) Any list of Bollywood movies is not complete without including a cult classic and Raat is the one in horror genre. Ram Gopal’s direction awed the audience and hence was a super hit. All the ingredients of success were in this movie, a young girl, a pet cat, a basement, a haunted house,etc.…