26 Bollywood Horror Movies That You Can’t Be Watching All Alone

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Chandrayan Choudhury

Chandrayan Choudhury

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For every youngster, having a movie night with their boyfriends and girlfriends is like the most-made plan ever. And needless to mention that when you and your pals are into a movie night, horror is the genre that pops out the most. We all enjoy curling our body in anxiousness and suddenly jumping into the air screaming while watching a horror film. But anyway this doesn't apply to everyone. Some people who are so-called rabbit hearted can't take the shock and the after-effects that comes along with a horror film alone. So watching wit8h friends somewhere lessens the fear and makes the moment more enjoyable. Like who doesn't like screaming often and doing random idiotic stuff while watching a horror movie?

This article is purely for the Bolly heads, as it contains 26 Bollywood horror movies that might scare the shit out of you. As we all know, Bollywood has provided us with lots of good films in the horror genre, some are a must-watch for the audience. While some are purely fictional and the others are based on true incidents, there is a wide variety of stories one can choose from and get horrified by. So let's start the horrifying journey with no further ado!

Here is the list containing 26 Bollywood horror movies that will completely move you:

1. Bulbul- Netflix (2020) 

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Written and directed by Anvita Dutt, Bulbul can be considered a blow of fresh content into the main field of Indian horror movies. Starring Tripti Dimri, Avinash Tiwary, Paoli Dam, Rahul Bose and Parambrata Chattopadhyay in the lead roles, Bulbul has a legit story that will never fail in attracting its audiences. This Bollywood horror movie is one of the best movies present on this list.

2. Raat (1992) 

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Written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma, Raat is a bilingual Hindi-Telegu film. This cult classic is among the best Bollywood horror movies, as it was a box office hit back then and is worth watching even now. The story of this horror film revolves around the heroine being possessed by the spirit of a cat.

3. Raaz (2002) 

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Bollywood horror film directed by Vikram Bhatt, casting Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea in lead roles Raaz is the first film from the 'Raaz series'. This horror movie was a huge success at the box office and Bipasha Basu's performance was highly appreciated. The real story starts when the Dhanraj couple visits Ooty to have a vacation and sought out their marital problems. Now, how they end up getting involved in a paranormal web and how they get rid of that, for knowing that you need to watch the film.

4. Ragini MMS (2011) 

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Uday and Ragini visit an abandoned house far away from the city in a deserted area to enjoy but unknowing get themselves trapped in the house haunted by the spirit of a woman who was murdered in that very house. Wonderfully portrayed and acted out, this Bollywood horror movie will send chills down your spine.

5. Bhoot (2003) 

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Bollywood horror movie directed by Ram Gopal Varma starring Ajay Devgn and Urmila Matondkar in the lead roles, Bhoot got released in the year 2003 and was a box office hit. A horror film with a sensitive story, this movie will scare you as well as going to make you feel sad for the ghost.

6. Darna Mana Hai (2003) 

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A cult classic film with a huge star cast, Darna Mana Hai is a Bollywood horror movie which contains in it six different short stories. This horror movie is surely a treat to watch.

7. 13 B: Fear Has A New Address (2009) 

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The film stars R. Madhavan and Neetu Chandra in the lead roles. This Bollywood horror movie was a super hit back in 2009 and is still one of those horror movies that will make you afraid of everything in the night if you live alone. 

8. Ek Thi Dayan (2013) 

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Directed by Kannan Iyer, Ek Thi Dayan was a moderate box office hit. But the story of this Bollywood horror movie is very catchy and seems very real. The film stars Emraan Hashmi, Huma Qureshi, Kalki Koechlin and Konkona Sen Sharma in the lead roles. This movie is about a Dayan(Witch) who sacrifices special humans to retain their youth and powers.

9. Pizza (2014) 

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Bollywood horror movie starring Akshay Oberoi, Parvathy Omanakuttan and Dipannita Sharma in the lead roles, and directed by Akshay Akkineni Pizza got released in 2014. This horror movie is one of those Bollywood movies you can't miss watching.

10. Horror Story (2013) 

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Horror Story is a Bollywood horror movie directed by Ayush Raina featuring   Ravish Desai, Hasan Zaidi, Karan Kundra and some more in the prominent roles. This horror movie from Bollywood is about seven youngsters who spend a night at a haunted hotel. Watch the movie and let it make you shake in fear.

11. Tumbbad (2018)

Starring Sohum Shah in the lead role, the plot of this Bollywood horror movie revolves around him searching for a hidden treasure in the Tumbbad village from a monster. This film has an 8.3 IMDb rating. Watch for yourself and let the adventure and fear stored in the film take over your consciousness.

12. Stree (2018) 

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Starring Shraddha Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurana, and Abhishek Banerjee in prominent roles, Stree is a Bollywood horror-comedy movie which is a must-watch for all the viewers. Stree was a huge box office success due to its awesome storyline, wonderful acting and flawless direction. The story of this horror movie about a mysterious ghost that haunts the town during festivals will take you into a rollercoaster ride of fear and laughter that will never fail in making your moment.

13. Mahal (1949) 

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Said to be India's first film on the topic of reincarnation, this Bollywood horror movie was one of the highest-grossing movies of its time. Featuring Madhubala and Ashok Kumar in the lead roles, this classic Bollywood horror movie will scare the soul out of you.

14. Bees Saal Baad (1962) 

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Bees Saal Baad (Twenty Years Later) is a 1962 Bollywood horror movie that might have given nightmares to your parents. Having Biswajeet, Wahida Rehman, Madan Puri etc in the main roles this classic Bollywood horror movie is a must-watch even now, Saath Saal Baad (Sixty Years Later).

15. Shaapit (2010) 

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This Bollywood horror movie from 2010 stars Aditya Narayan, Rahul Dev, Shweta Agarwal and Shubh Joshi in the lead roles. If you are someone who's very 'woke' and doesn't believe in curses or bad spirits then this film will alter your perception for sure. Don't believe it? Watch it for yourself.

16. Kohraa (1964) 

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Starring Waheeda Rehman, Biswajeet and Lalita Pawar in the lead roles, the story of this bollywood horror movie is so striking that it'll never fail to entertain the viewers with its horrifying shades. 

17. Phoonk (2008)

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Directed by Ram Gopal Varma and featuring Sudeep, Amruta Khanvilkar, Ahsaas Channa, Ashwini Kalsekar and more in prominent roles, phoonk was released and happened to be a hit at the box office. The story of this Bollywood horror movie is about black magic and witchcraft.

18. Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship (2020) 

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Now for this Bollywood horror movie, the story of this movie is based on a true incident that took place in Mumbai. This is a story about an officer who is assigned to move a haunted ship named Sea-Bird which was abandoned and was lying static on the Juhu beach in Mumbai. Featuring Vickey Kaushal in the lead role, this is that horror movie you can't watch without hallucinating about someone being present in your room.

19. Ghost (2019) 

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Ghost is a Bollywood horror movie directed by Vikram Bhatt and features Sanaya Irani and Shivam Bhargava in the lead roles. The story of this horror film revolves around the hero Karan who is accused of his wife's murder. 

20. Lupt (2018) 

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Having Javed Jaffrey, Niki Aneja Walia and Vijay Raaz in the lead roles, this Bollywood horror movie got released in 2018 and was directed by Prabhuraj. The plot revolves around Harsh, a businessman and how a past sin committed by Harsh cost the life of his family.

21. Pari (2018) 

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Bollywood horror movie directed by Prosit Roy that featured Anushka Sharma, Parambrata Chatterjee, Ritabhari Chakraborty, Rajat Kapoor etc in the lead roles, Pari in the poster itself clarifies that it's not a Fairy Tale. Emotional still horrific, this horror movie is a must-watch in our list.

22. 1920 (2008) 

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Written and directed by Vikram Bhatt, this film is as scary as hell. Featuring Rajneesh Duggal and Adah Sharma in the lead roles this was also among the hit Bollywood horror movies. The plot of the movie is from the pre-independence era. How strong and pure can be the Love and how demonic and devastating can be the Revenge has been wonderfully portrayed in this movie.

23. 1921 (2018) 

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Starring Zareen Khan and Karan Kundra in the lead roles, 1921 is a Bollywood horror movie which is the first instalment of the 1921 film series. A catchy story and overall nice acting make it a worth watching movie.

24. Khamoshi (2019) 

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Starring Tamannaah and Prabhu Deva in the lead, this movie features a deaf and mute girl (Tamannah) who takes bold steps for the welfare and betterment of orphan kids and while doing so, ends up making enemies who fall behind her life. This is one of those Bollywood horror movies, which is full of mystery and thrill, one that nobody can miss watching.

25. Naina (2005) 

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Naina is an Indian horror movie directed by Shripal Morakhia starring Urmila Matondkar in the lead. A story about a girl who goes through a Cornea transplant which makes it possible for her to see spirits. This is among the spooky Bollywood horror movies that surely make you scared.

26. 1920 London (2016) 

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1920 London is a Bollywood horror movie directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, starring Sharman Joshi, Meera Chopra and Vishal Karwal in lead roles. The plot of this horror movie is purely based on love-turned jealousy and revenge. 

Watching a horror movie is scary but do you know what makes it scarier, knowing that the film you are watching is inspired by a real-life incident. Even some films from the list above have also been made from real-life stories. Still, a lot of people are also there who enjoy watching horror movies, are you one of them? Let us know in the comments.

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Chandrayan Choudhury

My English teacher always complained that even for a four mark question I penned down a one-page answer. So I thought why not use this ability to do something productive. Content writing is the field that I took upon. And trust me! Now I'm loving it.

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