Let’s take a look at some Bollywood horror movies that are really scary.
“Mahal” is considered as the first horror movie of Bollywood. Dealing with the subject of reincarnation, this film has continued to spook audiences for years.
‘Bees Saal Baad’ (1962)
Loosely based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Hound Of Baskerville’, this horror movie was the highest grosser in 1962.
An adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel Rebecca, “Kohraa” has several chilling moments. The film’s climax scene is a must watch.
Directed by Ram Gopal Verma, “Raat” is a supernatural thriller, which has now become a cult classic. In this film, the leading lady is possessed by the spirit of a dead kitten.
“Raaz” is inspired by Michelle Pfeiffer starrer “What Lies Beneath”. It stars Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea in the lead roles.
“Bhoot” is considered as one of the last gripping films directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film has Urmila Matondkar, Ajay Devgn and Fardeen Khan in the lead roles.
‘Darna Mana Hai’ (2003)
Only RGV can make apples look scary. In this flick, Ramu has packed 6 of the most creative short stories in one movie, each with spooky twist.
This film shot with an artistic finesse, guarantees a chilling experience.
“Phoonk” is another horror film made by Ram Gopal Varma. RGV had announced a reward of Rs 5 lakhs to anyone who would watch the film alone in the theatre without getting scared.
’13 B’ (2009)
“13 B”, with its taut writing and talented ensemble cast, is spine-chilling. In the film, Manohar (R Madhavan) and his family shift in a flat on the 13th floor of a building. Manohar’s family gets hooked to a TV serial and he later finds that the events of the serial are very similar to his own life.
Directed by Vikram Bhatt, this film is stylishly eerie. Aman and Kaaya are madly in love but they are shocked to know that Kaaya cannot get married due to a family curse. The couple then takes help from a professor to end this curse.
‘Ragini MMS’ (2011)
Inspired by the American supernatural horror “Paranormal Activity”, “Ragini MMS” is loosely based on a real story. The film has several edge-of-the-seat moments.
‘Raaz 3’ (2012)
Starring Emraan Hashmi and Bipasha Basu, the film’s plot is about a fading movie star, Shanaya (Bipasha), who resorts to black magic to oust a young starlet Sanjana (Esha Gupta).
‘Bhoot Returns’ (2012)
“Bhoot Returns” is a sequel to 2003 hit “Bhoot”. The film is about the dramatic and horrifying changes experienced by a family when they stay in a new house.
‘Horror Story’ (2013)
The film revolves around a group of youngsters who decide to spend the night at a haunted hotel. Things get scary and it’s a spooky affair thereon.
‘Ek Thi Daayan’ (2013)
“Ek Thi Daayan” has Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma and Huma Qureshi in the lead roles.
Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Bipasha Basu in the lead roles, “Aatma” is the haunting journey of a single mother Maya Verma (Bipasha) and her daughter Nia.
“3G” is the story of Sam Arora (Neil Nitin Mukesh) and Sheena (Sonal Chauhan), who face several spooky moments when Sam buys a ‘3G’ enabled second hand phone while on a holiday.
The life of a pizza delivery boy, Kunal takes a horrifying turn when he goes for a delivery at the home of a family with a dark secret. “Pizza” is a supernatural thriller with several scary twists.
‘Ragini MMS 2’ (2014)
A film crew visits a farmhouse on the outskirts of Mumbai to shoot an erotic horror movie. The film features Sunny Leone as Ragini.
‘Mumbai 125 KM’ (2014)
This film is a story about five friends, who are on a joy ride. They decide to a take short cut and the journey becomes endless.
‘3 A.M’ (2014)
“3 A.M” is the story of three friends, their aim is to make a reality show on the existence of ghosts.
Based on a true story, “6-5=2” revolves around a group of friends who went camping in the forest and were hit by horrifying events.
‘Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai’ (2014)
It is the story of a couple who stay in a haunted guest house and face several terrifying moments.
The story revolves around conjoined twins Anjana and Sanjana, played by Bipasha Basu. The two sisters had promised to be together always but the sudden death of one of them leads to a series of chilling incidents.
‘Raaz Reboot’ (2016)
Mehak, a talented artist, develops agoraphobia after a taxi driver assaults her. She moves to a new apartment and starts having visions, making her think that a malevolent force has possessed her.
‘1920 London’ (2016)
Shivangi lives happily in London with her husband Veer. On witnessing Veer’s strange behaviour one day, Shivangi discovers that an evil spirit has possessed him and seeks help from an exorcist.
Saansein is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language romantic horror film directed by Rajiv S Ruia and produced by Goutam Kumar Jain. It stars Rajneesh Duggal, Sonarika Bhadoria, Hiten Tejwani, and Neetha Shetty. The film was released on 25 November 2016.
‘1:13:7 Ek Tera Saat'(2016)
The police investigates the murder of a man found in the palace of Prince Aditya Pratap Singh, who recently lost his wife, Kasturi. Then, his involvement with his friend Sonali irks Kasturi’s spirit.
‘Dobaara: See Your Evil'(2017)
A haunted mirror allows a brother and sister to see their parents being murdered a decade earlier.