Horror Movies are always popular among Indian audiences. Horror movies include evil people, old mansions, black magic, darkness, paranormal activities, and spiritual powers. The movies are constructed to deal with the audience’s night terror and hidden fears. These movies include the characters like zombies, vampires, ghosts, demons, hounds, monsters, supernatural spirits, evil spirits, witches, and many other horrible characters.
Movienasha has compiled a list of the Top 10 Bollywood Horror Movies. The numbers here are in any random order and do not suggest any level of greatness in the movie. Please leave comments or feedback if you think differently and have something in mind which you want me to notice. After watching the movies, please mention your personal experiences. Your comments are most welcome!
Top 10 Horror Movies in Bollywood
10. Ek Thi Daayan (2013)
Ek Thi Daayan (English Translation: Once there was a Witch) is an Indian supernatural thriller film directed by Kannan Iyer and produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Vishal Bhardwaj, Rekha Bhardwaj. It was released on 19 April 2013 starring Emraan Hashmi, Huma Qureshi, Konkana Sen Sharma, and Kalki Koechlin. It is one of my favourite horror movies which I personally watch. I really like that movie. The movie has received mixed reviews from critics and has done good business at the box office. The music of the movie was composed by Vishal Bhardwaj.
9. Haunted 3D (2011)
Haunted 3D is one of the best horror movies of Bollywood directed and produced by Vikram Bhatt and Arun Rangachari. It was released on 6 May 2011 starring Mahaakshay Chakraborty, Twinkle Bajpai, Archint Kaur, and Arif Zakaria. This film is India’s first stereoscopic 3D horror film. The movie received mixed reviews from critics but became a hit at the box office. Vikram Bhatt said that the sequel of this movie is Khamoshiyan (2015).
8. Alone (2015)
Alone is one of the best Indian erotic horror movies of Bollywood directed by Bhushan Patel and produced by Kumar Mangat, Abhishek Pathak, Pradeep Agarwal, Prashant Sharma. It was released on January 16, 2015, starring Bipasha Basu, Karan Singh Grover, Zakir Hussain. Bipasha Basu does a superb job for both Anjana and Sanjana. She looks very glamorous and sexy in the movie. Karan Singh Grover makes a debut on the big screen. Alone it was made with a budget of 18 crores and received 22 crores at the box office.
7. Raaz Series (2002, 2009,2012)
Raaz (Translation: Secret) is one of the best horror movies directed by Vikram Bhatt and produced by Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt, Kumar S.Taurani, Ramesh S.Taurani. It was released on 2 February 2002 starring Bipasha Basu, Dino Morea, Malini Sharma, Ashutosh Rana. The movie is an adaptation of What Lies Beneath. It was the second highest-grossing movie of the year 2002. A sequel to the movie under the title of Raaz: The Mystery Continues was released in 2009, and the third instalment of the series named Raaz 3 was released in 2012. Both the three movies were really good to watch and horror movies.
6. Pizza (2014)
Pizza is an Indian Hindi supernatural thriller film directed by Akkineni Akshay and produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Bejoy Nambiar. It was released on July 18, 2014, starring Parvathy Omanakuttan, Akshay Oberoi, and Dipannita Sharma. The movie is a remake of the Tamil movie Pizza directed by Karthik Subbaraj in 2012. In this story Kunal is a pizza delivery boy stuck in a haunted house. Later how he escapes forms the central point of the story. Pizza is one of the good horror movies to watch.
5. Ragini MMS (2011)
Ragini MMS is a Bollywood found footage Horror film directed by Pawan Kripalani and produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Amit Kapoor, Sidhartha M. Jain. It was released on May 13, 2011, starring Rajkummar Rao and Kainaz Motivala. The movie is inspired by the 2007 American supernatural horror movie Paranormal Activity. It is partially based on the real story of a girl named Deepika from Delhi. The movie took only 25 days to shoot. The movie did good business at the box office.
* Ragini MMS 2 (2014)
Ragini MMS 2 is a Bollywood erotic Horror film directed by Bhushan Patel and produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor. It was released on 21 March 2014 starring Sunny Leone, Rahul Sharma, Rajan kamdi, Shantanu Kande, Sahil Prem, and many others. The movie is the sequel to the horror movie Ragini MMS (2011). The movie was declared a hit at the box office. The movie begins where the previous movie ended. Ragini’s MMS sex tape has since gone viral, where the MMS was filmed. Parvin Dabas decided to make a movie on haunting and signs an ex-porn star, Sunny Leone as the lead actress and decided to shoot the movie in the same house where the MMS was recorded. The movie received a positive response from critics.
4. Darna Mana Hai (2003)
Darna Mana Hai (English: Getting Scared is Forbidden) is an Indian anthology horror thriller film directed by Prawal Raman and produced by Ram Gopal Verma. It was released on 25 July 2003 starring Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Nana Patekar, Boman Irani, Sanjay Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty, Sohail Khan, Antara Mali, and many others. The movie consists of six different short stories. It received a good rating from many critics and was declared to be a hit at the box office. It received appreciation for the brilliant performance of the cast from the audience.
3. Bhoot (2003)
Bhoot (English: Ghost) is an Indian supernatural Horror film directed by Ram Gopal Varma and produced by Nitin Manmohan. It was released on 30 May 2003 starring Ajay Devgan, Urmila Matondkar, Fardeen Khan, Rekha, Nana Patekar, Seema Biswas, and Victor Banerjee. It was different from another movie as it did not contain any songs. The movie was a box-office hit and one of the best supernatural horror movies of Bollywood. The sequel to the movie was released on 12 October 2012 called Bhoot Returns.
* Bhoot Returns (2012)
Bhoot Returns (English: Ghost Returns) is a Bollywood 3D Horror film directed by Ram Gopal Varma and produced by Jitendra Jain. It was released in 2012 and stars Manisha Koirala, Madhu Shalini, Alayna Sharma, and J.D. Chakravarthy. The movie received mixed negative reviews and did an average business. A further sequel Bhoot 3 is in production.
2. 1920 (2008)
1920 is an Indian Horror film directed by Vikram Bhatt and produced by Surendra Sharma, Bhagwati Gabrani, and Amita Bishnoi. It was released on 12 September 2008 starring Rajneesh Duggal, Adah Sharma, and Anjori Alagh. The movie revolves around a married couple living in a haunted house in the year 1920. The movie declared to be a hit and gained positive reviews from the critics. The movie was dubbed Telugu as 1920 Gayathri and considered one of the good horror movies to watch.
* 1920: Evil Returns (2012)
1920: Evil Returns is a Bollywood Horror film directed by Bhushan Patel, produced and written by Vikram Bhatt. It was released on 2 November 2012 starring Aftab Shivdasani, Tia Bajpai, Vidya Malvade, and Sharad Kelkar. The film is a quasi-sequel to a 2008 film 1920. The movie received mixed reviews from critics and was declared to be a hit. It is a must-watch movie. The music was composed by Chirantan Bhatt.
1. Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
Bhool Bhulaiyaa is one of the best-loved comedy horror movies directed by Priyadarshan and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Kishan Kumar. It was released on 12 October 2007 starring Akshay Kumar, Ameesha Patel, Vidya Balan, Shiney Ahuja, Saksham Sharma, Vineeth, Paresh Rawal, and Rajpal Yadav. The remake of the 1993 Malayalam film, Manichitrathazhu, stars Mohanlal. It received generally positive reviews and announced it would be a hit. It is a psychological thriller. The music was composed by Pritam and the lyrics were written by Sameer. It is a MUST WATCH MOVIE.
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