Upon release, N. Krishnaswamy of The Indian Express gave the film a positive review, calling it "technically superb" and writing that it "should be a reasonably tasty item in the horror film buff's menu card". In 2013, Amrah Ashraf of Hindustan Times called it the scariest film he had seen, saying Varma's Bhoot was a "subtler, sweeter remake of Raat". Suchitra Patnaik of Film Companion credits this film for changing the Indian horror film scene, stating: "It had actors pulling off stellar performances and a serene yet dramatic background score, making this 1992 movie a blockbuster hit."
Bollywood is also rich in producing horror movies and this is not something which is the Bollywood is doing now as from the long time the Bollywood is doing so. In the time of 1980s or early 1990s our TV screen was surrounded with the horror movie which were produced and directed by the Ramsay Brothers, who were actually expert in producing horror genre movies. But those times the Hindi horror movies were not as much appealing as it need to be.
So popularity of the horror movies got dropped little bit eventually, but with the arrival of the modern filmmakers who are skilled in producing horror flicks, like Ramgopal Varma, Ekta Kapoor, Vikram Bhatt, gradually the scary films holds its grip back among the audiences.
1920 (2008): The scary movie penned by Vikram Bhatt, who if off course famous for making horror genre movies. At the same time, it was Vikram who was captain of the ship too. The film featured Rajneesh Duggal and Adah Sharma in the lead role and it is turn out to be commercial successful movie being very formulaic.
Stree is a horror comedy that is apparently based on the urban legend of Nale Ba, which hit the streets of Bengaluru in the 1990s. The movie revolves around the spirit of a woman who attacks men at night during festivals. However, a group of friends decides to unravel the mystery.
A royal deserted mansion. Check. A mysterious caretaker. Check. A newlywed couple. Check. This movie abounds in every cliche expected of a horror film but what sets it apart from the others is the sheer artistic finesse with which the frames have been done. Chills guaranteed.
This horror thriller movie, which was the third and last installment of the Raaz franchise, centers on a famous female actor, who feels threatened as a young actor marks her debut. The former then uses black magic to ruin her life.
Taking place in 1920, this film is about a husband who finds that his wife is demoniacally possessed. Directed by Vikram Bhatt, this film is easily considered one of the best horror movies in India. It is loosely inspired by the classic horror film The Exorcist (1973). Refreshingly enough, this film is simplistic and realistic. From the starting scene to the end moments of the movie, the film as a whole is completely gripping. Furthermore, this is one of the highest grossing Bollywood horror movie films of all time! You can also check out 1920: Evil Returns (2012) and 1920: London (2016).
In this horror-thriller directed by Swarna Latha, six friends go on journey to a mysterious mountain in Western Ghats. Naturally, something terrifying haunts these very mountains. If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, then this film is for you! While this movie suffered from mixed reviews and has been widely criticized for copying Blair Witch Project, this film is a solid tension-gripping thriller.
As a result, writer-director Rahul Sadasivan and co-writer Sreekumar Shreyas are not able to fully realise both strands of the movie. The absent one-third of the mental health drama in Bhoothakaalam leaves some questions unanswered. Meanwhile, the absent two-thirds of the horror film left me unsatisfied.
via- www.rvcj.comThe horror movies are a big part of the cinema and Bollywood holds a good record of many hit horror movies. The cinema has evolved over the time, the acting skills, quality of shoots, storyline, and level of animation, all has risen to a greater level.Beneath is a list of the top horror movies of Bollywood 1. Raat (1992)via- horrorpediadotcom.files.wordpress.comMade by RGV films, this movie is a supernatural thriller.The plot is set into motion when a kitten is killed and the leading lady is possessed of its spirit. After watching this cult classic, you will never look at cats the same way.2. 1920 (2008) Advertisement :
via: s4.scoopwhoop.comIt is a haunted storyline containing a deserted royal mansion, a mysterious caretaker and a newlywed couple. This movie guarantees chill.3. Raaz (2002)via- cdn.playbuzz.comThis movie is based on the Michelle Pfeiffer starred 'What Lies Beneath', Raaz is the most famous horror films that starred Bipasha Basu. Pfeiffer did a commendable job in the original. But Bipasha matched her in every way.4. Ragini MMS (2011)via- soundcloudsongs.comBased on American supernatural horror 'Paranormal Activity', Ragini MMS is a thrilling movie and is partly based on a real story. This sleeper hit can give you a few sleepless hours when you hit the bed at night.5. Mahal (1949)via: upload.wikimedia.orgConsidered as the first horror movie of Bollywood, Mahal deals with the subject of reincarnation. Even with minimalistic effects, this film has continued to haunt audiences for decades.6. Shaapit (2010)One of the scariest movies, Shaapit is good enough to make you feel sleepless for many nights. The movie, as the name indicates revolves around a curse that was passed from generation to generation. It is beautifully touched with a love story. It is shot in Himalayas and scenes can make you shiver. Read More...
Ragini MMS is inspired by American horror movie Paranormal Activity and partly it is based on real-life incidents. Unlike its sequel starring Sunny Leone, this movie made the audience in the theatre gets jump scares and a few sleepless nights for sure.
Directed by Ram Gopal Verma, Phoonk is amongst the most underrated horror movies in Bollywood. The plot of the movie revolves around black magic and superstitions. The fun fact about the movie is that RGV had promised Rs 5 Lakh to anyone who would watch the film alone in the theatre and not run away scared. Take that challenge yourself and watch the movie all by yourself, we can promise you a few sleepless nights, how about that?
Bollywood is known for its romance, grandeur and elaborate set designs and costumes. On the contrary however, Bollywood has also produced some glorious horror movies that will make your hairs stand on edge and leave you hanging on the edge of your seat. While some Bollywood horror movies have spoilt the reputation of Bollywood horror flicks, some horror films from the Hindi film industry are undoubtedly true gems.
A grand, majestic deserted mansion? Check. A mysterious caretaker? Check. A newlywed couple? Check. This movie feeds to every cliché ever held or expected of a horror film. However, what distinguishes it apart from the others is the sheer artistic subtlety with which the frames have been done. Chills and screams are guaranteed.
Mahal is easily considered to be the catalyst of horror movies penetrating the Hindi film industry. Mahal essentially deals with the subject of reincarnation. Even with minimalistic effects this film has continued to haunt audiences for decades. It is a movie for all ages. Watch at your own risk! 2b1af7f3a8