some movies have spoilt the reputation of Bollywood horror flicks but that doesn’t mean that Bollywood has never produced any gems. Here’s a list of Top 10 Bhoot wali films that are so scary that you just cannot watch them alone.
Ragini MMS is inspired by the American supernatural horror ‘Paranormal Activity’ and is partly based on a real story. Unlike its sequel, this one did not have Sunny Leone but still managed to draw the crowds to the theatre’s thanks to its edge-of-the-seat thrills. This sleeper hit can give you a few sleepless hours when you hit the bed at night.
2. 13 B (2009)
13 B comes packed to the rafters with spine-tingling chills and scares. It doesn’t completely depend on a spooky background score or weird camera angles to deliver the chills. With a strong script and an ensemble cast that does its job to perfection, 13 B is definitely one movie you shouldn’t miss.
3. Mahal (1949)
Considered as the first horror movie of Bollywood, Mahal deals with the subject of reincarnation. This one probably scared the shit out of your daddy as well your dada. Even with minimalistic effects, this film has continued to haunt audiences for decades. (Top 10 Bhoot wali films)
4. Bees Saal Baad (1962)
A mysterious woman walking around at midnight through a field crooning Kahin deep jale kahin dil spooked the nation so much that the film turned out to be the highest grosser in 1962. Loosely based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Hound Of Baskerville’, Bees Saal Baad remains every bit haunting even after pachas saal baad of its release.
A group of youngsters decides to spend the night at a haunted hotel. Things get convoluted and it’s a scare-fest thereon. There are some genuinely frightening scenes that will make you jump off your seat. Those looking for chills won’t be disappointed at all.
6. Shaapit (2010)
The third installment in the Raaz trilogy, Shaapit is good enough to raise the hair on the back of your neck. Like every Vikram Bhatt film, the USP of this film lies in its treatment, keeping it stylishly eerie. By the end of it all, you might want to believe in curses and evil spirits.
7. Ek Thi Daayan (2013)
The thought of daayans existing in society is spooky in itself. Ek Thi Daayan is a brave attempt at trying something new. It is a cross between an out-and-out horror film and a creepy, paranormal thriller. The supernatural drama may seem unrealistic but the stylized treatment and the taut storyline make up for it, not to mention Konkona Sen’s eerie portrayal of a daayan. Spooky indeed! (Urvashi rautela viral video)
8. Bhoot (2003)
The scare element in Bhoot is kept brewing through most parts of the film and is frequently intercepted with scream-out-loud moments. Bhoot was one of the last gripping films churned out by Ram Gopal Varma before he switched to making films like Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag.
9. Darna Mana Hai (2003)
Only Ramu can make apples look scary. This flick by RGV features in this list not because it is scary but because of its innovative script. Ramu packs in 6 of the most creative short stories in one movie, each with outrageous twists. No wonder they call him a maverick!
Inspired by the Michelle Pfeiffer starred ‘What Lies Beneath’, Raaz was just the beginning of a slew of horror films that Bipasha Basu was to sign later. Pfeiffer did a commendable job in the original. But our Bips matched her in every way.