Bollywood Horror Films are always thought of as a mix of poor graphics, bad costumes, creepy creatures and humorous instead of scary. Though many movies have spoilt the reputation of Bollywood Horror flicks but that doesn’t mean Bollywood has never produced any gems. Ram Gopal Verma and Vikram Bhatt are some of the filmmakers who are experienced and are successful in giving best horror films. So, cover yourself with sheets and turn on your TV because you just can’t watch alone.
Here’s the list of 10 Bollywood Horror movies:-
1) Raat (1992)
Written and Directed by Ram Gopal Verma, Raat is considered as one the best film that RGV has ever made. It’s one of the cult classic supernatural thriller films. Revathi as a protagonist had given one awesome performance when a neighborhood cat is accidentally killed by her father’s car and she is possessed with its spirit.
2) Raaz (2002)
Directed by Vikram Bhatt and Produced by Mukesh Bhatt, Raaz is inspired by Michelle Pfeiffer starrer ‘What Lies Beneath’. Raaz is a story about a couple who moved to Ooty to save their family marriage but finds supernatural activities happening at their new place. Bipasha’s acting and music of the movie were like the cherries on the top.
3) 1920 (2008)
Written and Directed by Vikram Bhatt 1920 is a Horror cliche movie. But what sets it apart from others is the sheer artistic skills with which the frames are done. The film was a commercial and critical success.
4) Bhoot (2003)
Directed by Ram Gopal Verma ‘Bhoot’ stars Ajay Devgan and Urmila Matondkar in the lead roles. It’s an Indian supernatural horror film. Bhoot was perceived to be different from typical Bollywood movies as it doesn’t contain songs. The film was hit at the box office and Urmila received many awards for her performance.
5) 13 B (2009)
13 B is a Hindi-Tamil psychological horror film. Directed by Vikram-Kumar, It stars R.Madhavan and Neetu Chandra in the lead roles. With a strong script and a perfect cast, 13 B is one movie you shouldn’t miss.
6) Ragini MMS (2011)
Directed by Pawan Kripalani, Ragini MMS is based on a true horror footage found in India. This movie is inspired from the American Supernatural horror ‘Paranormal Activity‘. “Ragini MMS amalgamates components of horror, paranormal and sex seamlessly. It titillates, it petrifies, but most importantly, it tells you a story which is daunting, imaginative and unconventional,” said the Film critic Taran Adarsh.
7) Mahal (1949)
It was the first Bollywood Horror film and deals with the subject of reincarnation. Mahal features Ashok Kumar and Madhubala in the lead roles. With minimal effects, this film can haunt the audiences for decades.
8) Horror Story (2013)
Written by Vikram Bhatt and directed by Ayush Raina, the movie stars Ravish Desai, Hasan Zaidi and television star Karan Kundra. The film is about seven youngsters who spent the night at a haunted hotel. The film was hit at the box office and received positive reviews.
9) Shaapit (2010)
Shaapit is the third installment of the Raaz trilogy, which is directed by Vikram Bhatt starring Aditya Narayan, Rahul Dev, Shweta Agarwal and Shubh Joshi in the lead roles. The story revolves around a family whose daughter have been carrying a curse, from generation to generation.
10) Darna Mana Hai (2003)
It was a unique and innovative horror flick by Ram Gopal Verma which consists of six different short stories. It stars a lot of Bollywood celebrities including Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani, Shilpa Shetty, Sameera Reddy, Isha Koppikar, Nana Patekar, Sohail Khan and more. It was one of the most acclaimed film of 2003.