Horror films have been made in Bollywood since a very long time. The genre has seen a distinct development throughout the years. The jump scares have been replaced by more sinister plots and sometimes even psychological horror. Film-makers have experimented with myths, legends, and supernatural stories to produce scary and brilliant horror movies. Several horror movies have become big hits, hence proving that the Indian audience loves to be scared.
Let us look at 10 recent horror movies of Bollywood.
Ek Thi Daayan
This 2013 movie was produced by
Ekta Kapoor and directed by
Kannan Iyer. It told the story of an evil witch based on Indian myths and legends. The movie was about a magician named Bobo who is troubled by the witch since his childhood. After becoming an adult, he is still convinced that the witch is somewhere around him, looking for children to capture and sacrifice. The star cast of this film included
Konkona Sen Sharma,
Kalki Koechlin, and
This movie released in the year 2013 and was a multi-starrer horror film. It depicted the experiences of a group of youngsters when they spend a night at a haunted hotel and discover sinister secrets about the history of the place. Will all the youngsters be able to make it to the morning alive? Who is the evil spirit hunting them down? All these questions are answered by the film. It is quite scary and impressive. Some of the actors of this film are
Sheetal Singh, etc.
Ragini MMS 2”
This movie was a sequel to the terrifying 2011 movie
Ragini MMS. Ragini MMS 2 released in 2014 and was marketed as India’s first erotic-horror film. The movie picks up the story of Ragini from the previous film and takes the audience on a journey to explore the story of the evil spirit who haunted Ragini and is now haunting the cast and crew of a film being shot in the same house where Ragini had gone to in the previous film. The stars of this movie are
Divya Dutta, etc. The film packed quite a few scares, and its format was new and exciting to the audience.
Pizza is a 2014 movie which is a remake of the popular 2012 Tamil movie of the same name. Pizza tells the story of a man who delivers pizza for a living and whose wife is an aspiring author. The man is not a believer in supernatural entities. The film describes his experiences when he goes to deliver a pizza to a lady. After that, he is caught in a chain of events for which he has no rational explanation. The main characters of this movie were played by
Arunoday Singh, etc.
This 2015 movie had the first popular film role of TV actor
Karan Singh Grover. The movie is based on a married couple who experience supernatural events when they return to their family house in Kerala. The fears of the wife are dismissed by the husband, who does not believe in anything supernatural. The wife, Sanjana, believes that she is being haunted by the spirit of her dead twin sister. The film takes this story to an interesting climax with a twist. The film stars
Neena Gupta, and
Dino Morea as well.
6. "Darr @ The Mall"
This was a 2014 film starring
Jimmy Shergill, and
Nushrat Bharucha. The film is based on a newly constructed mall which is the site of supernatural disturbances. After the death of a few construction workers and staff, the mall is widely publicized as haunted. After the inaugural party of the mall, a few people are trapped inside where they have to survive the attacks of the spirits that have taken up residence inside the mall. The film is genuinely scary and thrilling.
Khamoshiyan is a horror as well as a romantic film released in 2015. It is based on the life of a novelist who falls in love with the mysterious and beautiful owner of a guest house in Kashmir. She is revealed to be married though her husband is never seen, only heard. The novelist discovers shocking secrets about the place and the couple, and his love is put to the test as he has to battle evil spirits to free his lady love from the place and the horrors of her past. The lead characters of this film were played by
Ali Fazal, and
3G is a 2013 horror movie about a couple who are subjected to supernatural tortures after purchasing a haunted 3G phone. The phone is said to be haunted by an evil spirit which torments all its owners and plays with their fears. The actors of this film are
Neil Nitin Mukesh,
Mrinalini Sharma, and 'Asheesh Kapur'. It is a unique film which amalgamates modern technology with supernatural forces to deliver a scary movie.
This 2016 horror film is the third movie of the 1920 series, preceded by 1920 and 1920: Evil Returns. This film is based on the story life of Shivangi, who is an Indian princess living in London with her husband. The husband, Veer, is haunted by an evil spirit which seems to be killing him slowly. To save her husband, Shivangi has to seek help from Jai, who was her lover before marriage. The movie follows the struggles of the duo to save Veer and drive away the evil spirit. It stars
Meera Chopra, and
Vishal Karwal in the lead roles.
This 2016 movie is the fourth film in the Raaz series. The first three films were Raaz, Raaz: The Mystery Continues, and “
Raaz 3”. The fourth film is about a married couple who go to live in Romania for a job offer. There, they become the victims of supernatural forces which seem to trouble their marriage. The lady has to seek help from her former abusive boyfriend to drive away the evil spirit. The film starred Emraan Hashmi,
Suzanna Mukherjee, and
Gaurav Arora in the lead roles.