Bollywood is usually known for not justifying the horror genre and instead of making people experience the thrills, they’ve made the viewers laugh at the creepy sound effects, artificial looking visual effects and costumes. Yet, there are a few which have managed to make it right somehow for the Bollywood horror fans. Here we have listed down 10 Top Bollywood Horror Movies. Have a look:
Pari: Not a Fairytale, is a production venture of Anushka Sharma’s clean slate films, directed by the newcomer Prosit Roy. The horror film is based on the concept of supernatural beings like Ifrit and djinns which are a part of Islamic scriptures. A great attempt at making a non-cliché Bollywood horror flick, Pari is actually scary and one of its kind. Pari stars Anushka Sharma, Rajat Kapoor, and Parambrata Chatterjee. The storyline, the cinematography, and the direction, all equally contribute to this unusual attempt of a horror masterpiece. It scares the users without the overuse of frightening background scores and creepy VFX.
This 2018 Hindi movie is an unusual mix of horror and comedy genre. The film stars Shraddha Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Aparshakti Khurrana, and Pankaj Tripathi. The plot is based on the Indian legend of Nale Ba, a female spirit who knocks peoples’ doors at night. The film revolves around the story of a woman ghost called ‘Stree’ who attacks the men of the city during 4 days of the festival which leads to their disappearance. The comedy twist to the movie gives a perfect refreshing feel to the Bollywood horror genre. The movie is also a satire and very subtly puts forward the message of respecting women while making the audience laugh and scared at the same time.
Pizza is the most underrated movie of this lot but is a really scary one. The storyline revolves a pizza delivery man who arrives at a mansion to make the delivery but finds that the place is haunted. With each slice of pizza, occurs a murder or a thrilling event.
4. Go Goa Gone
Exploring an entirely new theme again, this is a zombie comedy that comes under the category of horror-comedy. It was publicized as India’s first ‘zomcom’ and is the first one showing a zombie apocalypse. The movie features Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, and Anand Tiwari.
5. Bhool Bhulaiya
Again a fusion of comedy and horror, this Priyadarshan film stars Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, and Shiny Ahuja. Paresh Rawal and Rajpal Yadav add to the comedic presence of the movie. Vidya Balan’s performance is great along with the background score and the classical song. Giving a practical approach to the story, themes such as hypnosis and psychological treatment are also explored in the movie.
6. Ek Thi Daayan
Based on the eerie concept of ‘Daayans’ and black magic, this supernatural thriller surely sends a chill down the spine. The movie features Kalki Koechlin, Emraan Hashmi, Huma Qureshi, and Konkona Sen Sharma. The film is co-produced by Ekta Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj. Konkana’s out of her niche role was applauded by all.
This Vikram Bhatt movie was the first of the many Bollywood horror movies that featured Bipasha Basu. The film’s story revolves around a lady who tries to save her husband and her dying marriage from a female ghost. Raaz also stars Dino Morea and Malini Sharma. It’s the first installment of the Raaz series, the second and third sequels of which released in 2012 and 2016 respectively. The film is an unofficial adaptation of What Lies Beneath.
This Ram Gopal Varma’s flick created quite a buzz and is counted as a classic Bollywood horror flick. The movie is about a couple where the wife is possessed in a haunted house. The movie stars Urmila Mantodkar, Ajay Devgn, Nana Patekar, and Rekha. A sequel to this movie was also made in 2012.
Considered the very first Bollywood horror movie, Mahal released in the year 1949. The movie is based on the subject of reincarnation and had the stunning Madhubala in the lead role. Even with the absence of advanced visual and sound effects, the film is enough to make you fearful.
This movie had almost all the possible horror movie clichés one could think of, still, it managed to scare the audience. The ending exorcism sequence was enough to give everybody goosebumps. The eerie settings of churches and palaces add to the vintage feel of the story.
Watch one of these tonight and it’ll surely keep you awake.