Horror cinema in India is not as famous as action and comedy movies, but still, it has continuously produced horror films for decades which people have liked a lot. Horror films in Hindi have over time become a distinct genre, with many similarities with the more popular song-and-dance romances of Bollywood. You can expect a certain degree of campiness from Hindi horror films, and creature designs can often have a less-than-convincing look. But the best horror movies of Bollywood have always earned the audience's love for their heartfelt melodrama and engaging stories. Here are the Top 10 Horror Movies of India that you should watch, you will like them very much.
|8||Haunted – 3D||2011|
|2||13B: Fear Has a New Address||2009|
Stree, a Hindi comedy horror film, was released in 2018. The film is about a mysterious woman who kidnaps men at night and leaves only their clothes. The film also stars Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor among other actors. The horror-comedy Stree received massive success when it was released in 2018, entertaining the audience with great laughs and a horror story that felt unique and exciting.
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Krishna Cottage is an Indian Hindi-language horror film directed by Santram Varma. It was produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor. Krishna Cottage movie was released in 2004. This film featured actors like Sohail Khan and Isha Koppikar. Krishna Cottage is about a group of college friends. Who gets trapped in a haunted house and encounter a vengeful spirit. The film ends with a twist that reveals Atma's true identity and the reason behind her obsession with a friend.
Haunted - 3D is a Hindi horror film released in 2011. It is directed by Vikram Bhatt and stars Mahaakshay Chakraborty and Tia Bajpai. It was the first Indian stereoscopic 3D horror film. The film is about a realtor who finds himself possessed by two ghostly entities inside a mansion and travels back in time to prevent a violent incident that occurred 80 years ago. Haunted - 3D film was also a surprise hit at the box office
Ghost Stories is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language anthology horror film consisting of four short film segments directed by Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap. It is the sequel to the 2013 film Bombay Talkies and the 2018 film Lust Stories. The film includes actors like Mrunal Thakur, Avinash Tiwari, Janhvi Kapoor, Raghuveer Yadav, Shobhita Dhulipala. The film explores various themes of horror such as the supernatural, psychological and social.
Veerana is a Hindi horror film released in 1988. It was directed by Shyam and Tulsi Ramsay, with credits going to the Ramsay Brothers. It stars Jasmine as a woman who becomes possessed by the spirit of a dead witch, turning her into a bloodthirsty creature who seduces and kills men. The film failed at the box office but has gained popularity over the years due to its story and screenplay.
Pari is a 2018 Indian supernatural horror film directed by Prosit Roy and starring Anushka Sharma in the lead role. It is about a man who tries to help a woman who is possessed by a demonic spirit and falls in love with her. The film is a dark and twisted tale of love, horror, and mystery. This film is very much liked because of Anushka Sharma and her acting.
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Raaz is a Bollywood horror movie that is the most iconic horror film by Vikram Bhatt, a filmmaker who is responsible for an unusually large number of well-known horror films in Hindi cinema. In the film, Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea play the roles of a couple whose marriage is in trouble. The two decide that in order to rekindle the romance, it is necessary to spend a vacation in the place where they first connected. But it is not romance but scary events and a vengeful ghost waiting for them at their destination.
1920 is a 2008 Indian Hindi-language supernatural horror film written and directed by Vikram Bhatt. Filmed in Hindi, the plot revolves around the events surrounding a married couple living in a haunted house in the year 1920. The film stars newcomers Rajneesh Duggal and Adah Sharma in the role of a married couple, with Indranil Sengupta in a special appearance. Inspired by the 1973 horror film The Exorcist, it is the first installment of the 1920s film series, which was commercially successful.
A thrilling mind-bender, 13B: Fear Has a New Address is a Tamil production that was filmed and released simultaneously in three different languages, including Hindi. The film became one of the biggest hits of the year among Tamil audiences. Although the box office performance in Hindi-speaking regions was disappointing, the film still offers an exciting watch with complex twists that will definitely keep you on your toes.
Tumbbad is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language folk horror film directed by Rahi Anil Barve. Additionally, Anand Gandhi served as the creative director, and Adesh Prasad served as the co-director. The film is about a man who discovers a hidden treasure in a cursed village and must face the wrath of a deity named Hastar. This film is based on the story of Marathi writer Narayan Dharap. The film has received several awards for its visuals, story and performances.