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Top 10 Bollywood horror movies which will rob your sleep at night

Though many believe that Bollywood can't make good horror movies, it is absolutely not true. There are many horror movies which are so scary, they can give you a sleepless night or two.

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Bollywood horror movies are some of the most scariest movies you'll ever see. Pixabay
Bollywood horror movies are some of the most scariest movies you'll ever see. Pixabay

Horror movies are thrilling and can give you an adrenaline rush like never before. No matter how much one denies but everyone loves a good horror flick at night to get scared out of their wits.

Bollywood is versatile, it experiments with all types of genres. one genre Bollywood loves to experiment with is, horror. Though many believe that Bollywood can’t make good horror movies, it is absolutely not true. There are many horror movies which are so scary, they can give you a sleepless night or two.

Here is the list of 10 such horror movies which will give you the scare of your life:

1920 (2008)

A royal deserted mansion, one strange caretaker and a newly wedded couple. This may sound like the most cliche of all the horror stories plot but the sheer artistic finesse with which Vikram Bhatt has directed the movie, easily makes it one of the most scary Bollywood movie.

 Raaz (2002)

Inspired by the Michelle Pfeiffer starrer ‘What Lies Beneath’and directed by Mukesh Bhatt, Raaz was  and still one of the scariest movies made in Bollywood. It has some spine chilling scene which can rob your night’s sleep.

Mahal (1949)

Darna Mana Hai (2003)

Who can make apples look scary? Trust director, Ram Gopal Verma to pull it off with precision. This horror flick by RGV may not exactly be overly scary but its innovative script definitely makes it stand out among other horror films of the Bollywood. There are 6 creative short stories in one movie, each with outrageous twists. It is definitely one very scary Bollywood movie.

13 B (2009)

13 B doesn’t need a spooky background score or weird camera angles to scare you. The strong script already comes packed with spine-tingling chills and scares. The ensemble cast that does its job to perfection, makes 13 B a movie you shouldn’t really miss.

Horror Story (2013)

The story line is rather unoriginal, a group of youngsters decide to spend the night at a haunted hotel where things get out of hand. However, there are some genuinely frightening scenes that maes it a complete scare fest. Those looking for chills won’t be disappointed at all.

Ek Thi Daayan (2013)

Ek Thi Daayan was certainly something new in the field of horror. It is a cross between a horror film and a paranormal thriller. The supernatural drama may seem unrealistic but the spine tingling scenes and the well developed  story line makes up for it And not to mention Konkona Sen’s portrayal of a ‘daayan’ which is eerie in all sense. This movie is spooky enough to give you a paranoia.

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Proud Of Spreading Chills And Thrills Among Children: ‘Goosebumps’ Author R.L. Stine

I'm very proud of the millions of kids I have scared over the years, and proud that millions of kids were encouraged to read because of my books.

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Scared. Image source: Huffingtonpost.com

R.L. Stine never imagined he’d carve out a successful future for himself by writing a horror book series, which he started by accident. The “Goosebumps” creator says he is proud of spreading chills and thrills among children, and helping youngsters develop a reading habit.

“I’m very proud of the millions of kids I have scared over the years, and proud that millions of kids were encouraged to read because of my books,” Stine told IANS in an email interview.

Born as Robert Lawrence Stine, he started writing when he was 9 and has been penning down his creative thoughts since then. Back in the early 1990s, he resisted the idea of writing “Goosebumps”, which is now one of the best-selling children’s series of all-time, because he already had “Fear Street”, a horror book series for adults, to his credit.

Stine only agreed to go for it with the right name and zeroed in on “Goosebumps”, in which he merged the world of horror with humour. The first edition of “Goosebumps”, which brings supernatural beings to life to haunt children, came out in 1992.

“I never dreamed that these books would be so popular. And I never imagined the ‘Goosebumps’ series would last 26 years. What I’ve learned is that kids really like to be scared! (As long as there is a happy ending),” said Stine, who is also referred to as Stephen King of Children’s Literature.

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“I’m very proud of the millions of kids I have scared over the years, and proud that millions of kids were encouraged to read because of my books,”-R.L Stine

It has been a long road for the franchise. Since 1992, the “Goosebumps” franchise has expanded its universe. The adventurous world came to life on the big screen with two feature films — “Goosebumps”, which was aired in India on &flix, and “Goosebumps 2”, which will premiere on the channel later this year.

Apart from films, “Goosebumps” series were adapted into a television series, six video games and six comic books.

What do you think makes the franchise timeless?

“I don’t know if they are timeless or not. But I do know that our fears never change. Fear of the dark… Fear of strange places… Fear of being pursued by someone or something… Those fears seem to be timeless,” said the 75-year-old.

R.L. Stine Author of kid’s favorite ‘Goosebumps’ (IANS)

Talking about his influences, Stine said: “I’m still influenced by the comic books I read as a kid. By authors such as Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov and Rod Serling. Your heroes and influences stay with you.”

He asserted that he works really hard at “keeping up with kids and what interests them”.

“All of my books start with real-world settings and events — and then the plot goes crazy,” said the author, adding that “some of my early readers are 30 or 35 years old. To them, I am nostalgia! That took some getting used to”.

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He was quick to dismiss the idea by saying, “My life story would be someone sitting in a room and typing every day, year after year. Who would want to see a movie like that?”

Back to the book franchise, Stine, who is also a television producer, editor and screenwriter, feels there are still many untold stories from the “Goosebumps” universe.

“I just signed on for six more ‘Goosebumps’ books. That should keep me busy. I’m also writing a series of graphic novels for kids. Fun.” (IANS)