Mumbai: As the moon rises high in the night sky and the darkness draws nearer, get ready to embrace the spine-tingling chills, the eerie ambiance, and the unmistakable thrill of Halloween, the most bewitching time of the year! Tata Play Binge has pulled out all the stops to curate a list of hair-raising horror movies that will send shivers down your spine and keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the spooky season. Here’s a list of top seven spooky Bollywood films that challenged the genre to give viewers a close look of the other realm. Make them your Halloween partner and explore a wickedly delightful cinematic journey on Tata Play Binge!
1920: Horrors of the Heart on Disney+ Hotstar
If you're a fan of classic horror films with a modern twist, then 1920: Horrors of the Heart is the film for you. It's a chilling tale of revenge, possession, and the dark secrets that families can hide. What really sets 1920: Horrors of the Heart apart from other horror films is its emotional core. The director, Krishna Bhatt, creates a sense of unease and suspense, building stunning visuals and a haunting score.
The Nun on Apple TV+
For an absolutely spine-tingling horror experience, ‘The Nun’ directed by Corin Hardy, is a must-see. It unravels a chilling tale set in a remote Romanian abbey in the 1950s, where a priest and a novice investigate a nun's suicide and unearth a malevolent force embodied by the demonic Sister Valak. The film boasts a talented cast, including Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, and Jonas Bloquet, who elevate the suspenseful atmosphere. The Nun delivers eerie visuals and a haunting score, creating an intensely terrifying ambiance that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Tumbbad on Amazon Prime Video
If you're seeking an experience that seamlessly blends spine-tingling horror, mesmerizing fantasy, and a richness of Indian mythology, Tumbbad is the movie you absolutely can't miss. Considered one of the greatest works of Bollywood in horror, the Anand Gandhi directorial blends mystery, superstition and human greed to present an unforgettable journey along with Sohum Shah’s believable acting. The film also grabbed many awards like Awards of the International Indian Film Academy for Best Special Effects along with two awards at Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival.
Stree on Netflix
Stree is a captivating Bollywood horror-comedy that weaves supernatural elements with humor, offering an unforgettable cinematic delight. Studded with a cast including Rajkumar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi and many more, it stands apart for its unique blend of combining humour with the age-old story of a vengeful female spirit on the prowl. The movie is considered remarkable as its success paved the way for Bollywood to experiment further with horror comedies and also gained a sequel with Jahanvi Kapoor and Raj Kumar as the lead
Ragini MMS 2 on Zee 5
Ragini MMS 2 has a cult following of its own. The film is an electrifying Bollywood horror sequel that seamlessly combines sensuality with supernatural suspense, delivering a gripping and unforgettable cinematic experience. Directed by Bhushan Patel, its uncanny story flow shot through a unique cinematography established Sunny Leonne as an actor in the horror genre.
Darna Mana Hai on Lionsgate Play
If you're seeking a unique and gripping horror experience, do watch Darna Mana Hai directed by Prawaal Raman. The movie features six different short stories woven into a single narrative shared by a group of friends who find themselves stranded due to a car breakdown and decide to tell each other spooky tales to pass the time. With its ensemble cast of Saif Ali Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Boman Irani, Vivek Oberoi, and more, the film received a mixed response from critics, but it garnered a cult fan following for its refreshing approach to horror storytelling.
Insidious: Chapter 2 on Sony Liv
‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ directed by James Wan, is an obvious must-watch for all horror fans! The film picks up right where the first installment left off, exploring the haunting consequences of the Lambert family's connection to the spirit world. With an exceptional cast that includes Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, and Lin Shaye, this movie maintains a relentless grip on your nerves, offering a mind-bending and eerie narrative filled with twists and surprises. You can also find ‘Insidious: Chapter 3’ on Sony Liv as well for a spooky binge.
Don't Breathe on Aha
For a heart-pounding thriller, watch 'Don't Breathe' directed by Fede Álvarez. It follows young burglars breaking into a blind man's house, played by Stephen Lang, expecting an easy score. However, their plans quickly unravel as they realize the blind man is far more dangerous and resourceful than anticipated, leading to a relentless game of cat and mouse that keeps you on the edge of your seat. With intense atmosphere and stellar performances from the cast, including Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, and Daniel Zovatto, it's a suspenseful, nail-biting and breath-holding experience.
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