Horror is a Genre which is in shortage in Bollywood. Out of every 100 movies, there are only 2-4 Hindi horror movies. And chances are that they are not even good. Only 1 or 2 Horror movies are able to make an impact in a single or two calendar years.
In spite of all the shortages and the poor response which horror films get, there are few directors who still continue to make some great horror movies and keep scaring us. And not just Directors, there are few actors also who have been working in plenty of scary movies to and didn’t lose their faith in them.
A Few such personalities are:
Ram Gopal Verma
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Bhatt Camp & Horror
Vikram Bhatt is known for producing and directing horror films. He comes with a movie every once in a while. If he is unable to direct it, he produces it and makes sure there is one or another movie under his banner.
The movie which garnered him the most credibility as a horror director was 1920 which released in the year 2008. After that, he has worked on numerous movies like Creature, Raaz 3, Haunted & Raaz Reboot. Right now he is also working on an upcoming movie with the title 1921.
RGV's Horror Streak
RGV has perhaps given Bollywood some of the scariest horror movies ever. And according to some people, nobody has been able to beat his talent when it comes to scaring people off. He is also famous for creating buzz for his movies in interesting ways. He once created a challenge for any movie goer to watch his movie alone in the theater. If the participant was successful he would be paid handsome prize money, which nobody was able to claim.
RGV Tasted his first major success in Bollywood with Bhoot. The movie was so good that horror lovers find it better than Hollywood movies too. It was a nationwide success and a major hit at the box office. It is still regarded as one of the best Hindi horror movies.
He continued making more and more Hindi horror movies after Bhoot and some of his movies include names like
Darna Zaroori Hai
and a few more
Not all his movies were successful like Bhoot, but they found their audience.
Bipasha Basu - Queen of Horror
In her career of over 10 Years with Bollywood, Bipasha Basu has produced & acted in almost 7-8 Horror Movies. She is so good with working in such movies that she even collaborated with an Indian Horror TV show as a Host and co-producer.
Bipasha's Most successful horror movies include two movies from the Same Series - Raaz. Bipasha worked in Raaz 1 & Raaz 3 and both of them were huge successes.
Raaz 3: The Third Dimension was so successful that it almost touched Rs. 100 crores at the box office. And official becoming the highest grossing Indian horror movie ever.
Her recent venture, Alone was not a major success. But we believe that doesn't stop Bipasha from doing more horror films in future and hope to see one scary one from her soon.
Horror Movies Based on True Stories
Although not necessarily true, Many movies claim to be based on true stories. And we are going to mention one such movie and it's Ragini MMS. It's not a real true story. But Ekta Kapoor is such a creative person that she was able to create a horror masterpiece by taking inspiration from a scandal that happened in real life. The title was met with a lot of controversies, but the movie was able to come over all of them and was a box office hit.
Then came Ragini MMS 2. It was mixed with the fact the Sunny Leone is a real life Pornstar who has come to work in Bollywood, so she was portrayed playing the same role in the movie itself. Ragini MMS 2 is a story of a crew directing the movie Ragini MMS 1.
Poor Ratings for Horror Movies
In India or Hollywood, Horror movies are hardly able to get the reviews and appreciating they deserve from critics. So their only path to success is word of mouth. If a positive word of mouth spreads they are an instant hit, if not they fail miserably at the box office.
Another factor which helps Bollywood movies is the Music. Many films like Ragini MMS 2, Raaz, etc have depended on the success of their music to draw audiences to theaters which proved successful for both the movies.
Finding your Favourite Movie
BOTY has prepared an exclusive list of some really scary horror movies sorted by their score, box office collections and ratings. We hope you enjoy the list and don't forget to rate your favorite Hindi horror movie.