LUDO (2015) Reviews of Indian horror

Ludo is a 2015 Bengali Indian horror feature film directed by Qaushiq Mukherjee and Nikon from a screenplay written by Mukherjee, based on a storyline they both devised; it stars Kamalika Banerjee, Joyraj Bhattacharya …

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Vaastu Shastra – India, 2004

Vaastu Shastra is a 2004 Indian Hindi horror film produced by Ram Gopal Varma aka RGV (Raat; Kaun? Bhoot; Phoonk) and directed by Saurab Narang from a screenplay by Charu Du Acharya. The term vastu …

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PYASA SHAITAN “Thirsty Satan” (1984) Overview

Pyasa Shaitan – which translates as “Thirsty Satan” is a 1984 Indian Hindi horror film directed by actor Joginder Shelly (Son of Dracula) who also stars. It also features Kamal Haasan (as the vampire), Madhu Malhotra, Shobha Lata …

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Ghoul – folklore

A ghoul is a folkloric monster or evil spirit associated with graveyards and consuming human flesh, often classified as undead. The oldest surviving literature that mentions ghouls is likely One …

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ALONE (2015) Overview

Alone is a 2015 Hindi Indian horror film directed by Bhushan Patel – who previously helmed hit Indian horror films 1920: Evil Returns and Ragini MMS – from a screenplay by Sheershak …

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NAGIN (1976) Reviews and overview

Nagin (English translation: “Female Snake”) is a 1976 Indian Hindi horror fantasy film produced and directed by Rajkumar Kohli. It features a huge ensemble cast including Sunil Dutt, Reena Roy, Jeetendra, Feroz …

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Tahkhana – “Dungeon”, India, 1986

Tahkhana – aka तहखाना “Dungeon” – is a 1986 Bollywood Indian horror film directed by Shyam Ramsay and Tulsi Ramsay (Darwaza). It is a tale about two sisters separated at birth and the …

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Dahshat – India, 1981

Dahshat – दहशत translation: “Scare” – is a 1981 Bollywood Indian Hindi horror film directed by Shyam Ramsay and Tulsi Ramsay from a screenplay by producer Kumar Ramsay. The film stars Om Shivpuri, Nadira, Navin Nischol, Sarika, Narendranath, …

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Mallika – India, 2010 – reviews

‘The new face of beauty… and fear.’ Mallika is a 2010 Bollywood Hindi Indian supernatural horror feature film, produced and directed by Wilson Louis. The film was released on 3 September …

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Phoonk – India, 2008 – reviews

‘Be warned… be very very warned…’ Phoonk – translation: “Blow” – is a 2008 Indian Hindi horror film directed by Ram Gopal Varma (nicknamed RGV and also director of Raat; Kaun?; Bhoot) and produced …

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Pizza – India, 2014

‘Hot & haunted. Delivered!‘ Pizza – original title: पिज़्ज़ा – is a 2014 Indian 3D Hindi supernatural horror feature film written and directed by Akshay Akkineni. The movie stars Akshay Oberoi, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Dipannita Sharma Arunoday Singh, …

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RAGINI MMS (2011) Reviews and overview

‘The scariest date movie’ Ragini MMS is a 2011 Indian Bollywood found-footage horror film directed by Pawan Kripalani and produced by Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms.  The film is inspired by the 2007 American …

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Hindi comic book covers

The following is just a selection of the Hindi comic book covers posted by Aeron Alfrety on his Monster Brains blog. Sadly, we have no details regarding the historic nature …

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Horror Story – India, 2013 – reviews

Horror Story is a 2013 Indian horror feature film directed by Ayush Raina from a screenplay by Vikram Bhatt (Raaz 3D, Haunted, 1920: Evil Returns; 1920; et al). The movie stars Ravish Desai, Hasan Zaidi, and features …

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DRACULA 2012 (2012) Overview

Dracula 2012 is an Indian Malayalam 3-D horror film directed by Vinayan, starring Sudheer Sukumaran, Prabhu, Monal Gajjar, Nassar, Shraddha Das and Thilakan. Portions of the film were shot in Bran Castle in Romania. It was released on 8 February 2013. The film was also …

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Bees Saal Baad – India, 1962

Bees Saal Baad (translation: “Twenty Years Later”) is a 1962 Indian horror film produced by Hemant Kumar, who also gave the music and sings some of the movie’s songs. The film was …

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AATANK (1996) Review and overview

Aatank (translation: “Panic”) is a 1980s Bollywood film that remained unreleased until 1996. It is also known unofficially as “Bollywood Jaws’ as it has a sub-plot with a killer shark. It was directed …

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AATMA (2006) Reviews and overview

Aatma – ‘Spirit’ – is a 2006 Indian Hindi horror feature film produced and directed by the Ramsay family, the pioneers of Indian horror cinema since the 1970s. Plot: Neha …

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Ek Thi Daayan – India, 2013 – overview

Ek Thi Daayan (translation: Once There Lived a Witch) is a 2013 Bollywood Indian horror feature film directed by Kannan Iyer. The movie stars Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Huma Qureshi and Kalki Koechlin. Bobo (Hashmi) is one of India’s …

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AATMA (2013) Reviews and overview

Aatma (“Spirit”) is a 2013 Indian Bollywood supernatural horror feature film directed by Suparn Verma and is not to be confused with the 2006 film of the same title by …

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DARWAZA (1978) Overview and free to watch online

Darwaza (translation: “Door”) is a 1978 Bollywood Hindi Indian supernatural horror film directed by the Ramsay Brothers, Shyam Ramsay and Tulsi Ramsay (Tahkhana), from a screenplay written by Kumar Ramsay. The film stars Anil Dhawan, Imtiaz Khan, Anju Mahendru, Shakti Kapoor, Sheetal, …

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Bhoot Returns – India, 2012

Bhoot Returns “Ghost Returns” – is a 2012 Indian Hindi Bollywood 3D horror film directed by Ram Gopal Varma and written by Ravi Shankar. The film stars Manisha Koirala, J. D. Chakravarthy, Madhu Shalini and Alayana Sharma in the lead …

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Bandh Darwaza – India, 1990 – reviews

Bandh Darwaza is a 1990 Indian Bollywood horror feature film starring Kunika, Manjeet Kullar, Aruna Irani, Anirudh Agarwal and the Afghan actor Hashmat Khan. The film soundtrack was composed by the Anand-Milind brothers. Plot: The dark caves of Kali Pahari (Black Hills) …

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PURANA MANDIR (1984) Reviews and overview

Purana Mandir (Hindi: “Old Temple”) is a 1984 Indian Bollywood horror film, produced and directed by the Ramsay brothers, Tulsi and Shyam from a screenplay by Kumar Ramsay. It stars Aarti Gupta, Mohnish Bahl and …

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VEERANA (1988) Reviews and overview

Veerana (which translates as “Desolate Forest”) is an Indian horror feature film produced by the Ramsay Brothers in 1988. It is known for its overt use of coloured gels mixed …

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