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Top 10 Bollywood Horror Movies You Need To Watch

Updated on May 17, 2018

1- 1920 (2008)

A devotee of Bhagwan Shri Hanuman, Arjun Singh Rathod is in love with Lisa, a Christian, who was sired by an Indian mother and Caucasian father, runs into problems with his father, who wants him to marry a Hindu. He decides to break all ties with his family, both turn atheist, get married, and re-locate to live in 1920s Bombay. The duo then re-locate to renovate a mansion in Palanpur. Shortly after their arrival Lisa suspects that there is something odd about a particular room in the mansion but Arjun dismisses this. He will soon regret this, as well of forsaking their respective religions, after he finds Lisa possessed by what appears to be a demonic and seemingly invincible male entity.


1920 (2008) Bollywood Horror Movie
1920 (2008) Bollywood Horror Movie

2- Ragini MMS (2011)

Ragini MMS is a sensuous paranormal film, shot as if in real time! The quintessential couple, Ragini and Uday, set out to have a dirty weekend at a friend's farmhouse on the outskirts of Mumbai. The weekend getaway quickly changes gears as they find themselves in a house that has been rigged with cameras in Bigg Boss style. The cameras that were meant to capture love-making are witness to something that is beyond the realm of human understanding...something metaphysical.... Within the confines of this house, Ragini and Uday are now at the mercy of an unexplainable paranormal force. With sundown approaching, what will the new entrants of the house do? Positively, among the most keenly awaited films of the season, Ragini MMS, a hybrid of fact and fiction, is thrilling voyeurism from the producers of Love Sex Aur Dhokha. The scariest date movie, buffering in Theatres on Friday the 13th May!


Ragini MMS (2011) Bollywood Horror Movie
Ragini MMS (2011) Bollywood Horror Movie

3- 1920:Evil Returns (2012)

This story revolves around a famous poet who meets a woman who is in trouble. In order to treat her, he takes her to Shimla in a big hospital, but soon that woman gets possessed by devil and goes out of control. Now the question remains that what is the relation that poet shares with her which compelled him to go to any extent to save her, why she was possessed by devil and who is the devil.


1920:Evil Returns (2012) Bollywood Horror Movie
1920:Evil Returns (2012) Bollywood Horror Movie

4- Raaz 3: The Third Dimension (2012)

The story revolves around Shanaya (Bipasha Basu), an actress at the height of her success. She gets offered the best roles and wins all the awards she's nominated for. In addition, she also has a passionate affair with a handsome director named Aditya (Emraan Hashmi). This all ends when a younger actress, Sanjana (Esha Gupta) makes her film debut. Suddenly, Shanaya seems forgotten and everybody only wants to work with Sanjana. Soon enough, Aditya also leaves Shanaya for Sanjana, and Shanaya sees her career fading away and she slowly becomes crazy. She begins to turn to black magic and makes it her goal in life to destroy Sanjana and get back the man she loves, Aditya.

Raaz 3: The Third Dimension (2012) Bollywood Horror Movie
Raaz 3: The Third Dimension (2012) Bollywood Horror Movie

5- Aatma (2013)

Aatma is the journey of a single mother Maya Verma who finally starts her life afresh with her six year old daughter Nia but as Maya starts to pick up the pieces of her life, strange things starts happening around her. Maya's six year old daughter Nia starts to speak to her dead father. Maya initially feels that she has created an imaginary father to fill the gap in her life but slowly Maya's life starts to fall apart and the reality gets darker till she starts to doubt her own sanity. Aatma is a psychological thriller set in a supernatural framework. It is about the inheritance of loss, a tableau of conflicting emotions played against a diabolic backdrop.

Aatma (2013) Bollywood Horror Movie
Aatma (2013) Bollywood Horror Movie

6- Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)

A newly married couple Siddharth (Shiney Ahuja) and Avni (Vidya Balan) came back from America to live in Siddharth's inherited Palace, which is known to be haunted. There is a room on the third floor which was kept locked and tied with a holy string to keep the evil spirits from coming out.The news of the marriage left Radha (Amisha Patel) with a broken heart as she was in love with siddharth.Both Siddharth and Avni are educated and do not believe in ghosts. One day Avni's curiosity got the better of her and with the permission from her husband she opened the door.Since then, series of calamities and accidents have occurred. The locals blame the Avni for their misfortune, however, Siddharth thinks it Radha who has concocted these accidents to make Avni look bad and eventually be a threat to Avni's life.Akshay Kumar was a very mediocre actor during his early movies and has slowly blossomed into a great actor. He's very good to watch whether it be in a comedy role or a more serious role. This brings out the best of both these roles from Akshay.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007) Bollywood Horror Movie
Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007) Bollywood Horror Movie

7- Ragini MMS 2 (2014)

The film revolves around a haunted house where an infamous MMS is shot on a girl called Ragini which goes viral. the girl kills her boyfriend and claims that a witch had killed him. She ends up in a mental asylum. Later a film is planned based on the story, the same haunted house being the location of the film. Sunny Leone is cast to play the role or Ragini. Sunny goes to meet Ragini to understand her role better. But the meeting turns out violent. On one hand Ragini's doctor tries to solve the mystery and on the other hand shooting starts with unexplainable events. Junior artists get killed one by one. At last the scriptwriter Satya and Dr. Dutta have to fight the ghost to stay alive and save Sunny.

Ragini MMS 2 (2014) Bollywood Horror Movie
Ragini MMS 2 (2014) Bollywood Horror Movie

8- Ek Thi Daayan (2013)

Bobo is a popular and talented illusionist, but he is haunted by his past. When disturbing hallucinations cause him to become distracted during his stage show, he seeks the help of a psychiatrist. Through hypnosis, he is able to recall suppressed memories of his childhood. In his youth, Bobo suspected the nanny who cared for him and his younger sister to be a Daayan -a demon who practices witchcraft and devil-worship. Now as an adult, Bobo is paranoid that the reincarnated witch is returning for him...

Ek Thi Daayan (2013) Bollywood Horror Movie
Ek Thi Daayan (2013) Bollywood Horror Movie

9- 1921 (2018)

Then the film goes in flashback when he was in Bombay. A wealthy man Mr. Wadia (Vikram Bhatt) discovers Ayush's incredible talents and asks him to take care of his mansion Wadia Manor in York in return of which he would pay for Ayush's educational expenses. Ayush is overjoyed to hear this and heads towards his journey to the mansion. Ayush is warmly received by the both the housekeeper and the caretaker of the house. Ayush is even more delighted to enter the York College of Music.Three months later Ayush is doing some paperwork when he is hit with an onslaught of paranormal activities. Closed doors open by themselves, lights start flickering. Ayush sees a white light beckoning him to come closer but he is always stopped by a women's scream. He encounters a message written with dried blood in a room. He enlist help of Rose (Zareen Khan) a fellow student at the college who has a second sight. As both investigate they realize the secrets that they both have kept individually about events of the preceding three months have more consequences and they both might have a deeper connection with the current hauntings than they can imagine. Ayush informs her that he can hear voices of a machine, And he can see a white light calling to him but as soon as he goes near he hears a scream of a woman which prevents him from touching the light.

1921 (2018) Bollywood Horror Movie
1921 (2018) Bollywood Horror Movie

10- Pari (2018)

On a rainy day, Arnab and his parents are traveling in a car after meeting Piyali regarding his marriage. Their car hits a strange looking old woman who dies on the spot. Arnab and cops locate her house where her daughter Ruksahana is chained who doesn't seem to be normal and is disconnected from outside world. After performing last rites of her mother Arnab leaves Ruksahana back to her house. But Professor Qasim Ali comes to capture her with his men who know about her identity. But she manages to escape and reach Arnab's place who shelters her not knowing her true identity.

Pari (2018) Bollywood Horror Movie
Pari (2018) Bollywood Horror Movie | Source

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    • Kenna McHugh profile image

      Kenna McHugh 

      2 months ago from Northern California

      I never thought about Bollywood producing horror movies. They seem campy and over the top.

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      Louise Powles 

      2 months ago from Norfolk, England

      I'll have to watch some of these films I think. They all look really interesting.

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      Muhammad Abdullah 

      2 months ago from Attock

      I have watched almost all of them and I think when you are alone at home then Horror movies are the best for time-pass.

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