One can agree that Bollywood lacks when it comes to the horror genre. Most of the horror films have the same storyline which consists of a puraani haveli, Ramu kaka, and some spooky background score.
While these films might not beat Hollywood standards but are enough to scare you and keep you awake for nights. Here we bring you the list of best horror movies in Bollywood that you can’t watch alone.
A small town of Chanderi is haunted by a witch called Stree for many years, who abducts man tonsuring the Durga Puja festival leaving their clothes behind.
An ancient family worshipped a god who wanted only food and gold and was attacked by other gods. But left on a condition that no one will worship him.
Arjun disowns his family after they try to burn his wife Lisa alive as she belongs to another faith. Arjun takes charge of the mansion which is to be raised into a hotel. Lisa starts to feel strange things happening in those and takes the help of a priest. But it’s too late as the spirit has taken complete control over her body.
Aditya and Sanjana’s marriage is on the rocks, after her accident they decide to give the last chance for their relationship and travel to Ooty to revive their old romance. But are unaware of a strange figure waiting for them.
Mini and her family shift to a new house where a black cat loved by her nephew dies. But a similar cat arrives back shocking the family. Mini starts to behave strangely after the death of her friend Rashmi in an awkward manner which leads suspicion towards her. Chinna her lover and Mrs. Sharma are confident that she has been possessed.
A film that introduced new means to scare the audience by sound effects. Vishal a stockbroker and his wife Swati shift to a posh apartment. Swati is disturbed as she feels someone’s presence in the house. Before Vishal could react or understand anything Swati gets completely possessed by the spirit present in the house.
Darna Mana Hai (2003)
A group of friends traveling by car which breaks down in the jungle, to spend their time they decide to tell horror stories by putting a bonfire, but the rule is nobody should be scared. After every story one of the friends get scared and decides to go back to the car. But gets killed before they could reach.
13 B (2009)
Manu and his family shift to a new house on the 13th floor. Manu notices things happening in his house are exactly the same which are happening on a television show which is regularly watched by female members of his family. Things become more worst when he finds that the show runs only on the television of his house.
Kunal a Pizza delivery boy and Nikki a horror novelist. Kunal doesn’t believe in ghosts but during one of his delivery gets trapped in a haunted mansion.
Ragini MMS (2011)
Ragini and Uday plan an exciting weekend to a farmhouse. Ragini is unaware that Uday has hidden cameras in the room to record the intimate scenes. But things take an ugly turn when Uday gets possessed by a female’s spirit present in the house.
Sameer Pratap kills a witch Nakita who created havoc in the village. Sameer while going to leave his niece Jasmine to the city gets killed and Nakita takes control over Jasmine’s body. Years pass by and Jasmine, now an adult roams in the dense forest in search of men. She seduces and later kills them.
Aman and Kaya are in love but are opposed by Kaya’s family as there is a curse on her that marrying anyone will lead to her death.
Arnab knocks down a strange woman, upon investigation the cops find that she lived in a hut with her daughter Rukshana who is unaware of the outside world. Professor Qasim Ali finds that Rukshana is the last surviving daughter of an evil Ifrit and hunts to kill her. Rukhshana somehow manages to hide in the house of Arnab.
Rajiv and Aarti are living happily with their two kids and things are going well. Anshuman one of Rajiv’s trusted aide cheats on him following which he is humiliated in front of everyone at a party. Madhu wife of Anshuman decides to take revenge by doing black magic on Rajiv’s daughter Raksha.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
Siddarth and Avni decide to live in their ancestral home against the wishes of elders in the family as they believe the house is haunted by a spirit of a dancer Manjulika. The whole family shifts in the ancestral house to support Siddarth and Avni but worst happens when Avni secretly opens the room where it is believed Manjulika spirit exits. Things go out of control and Siddarth calls his friend a Psychiatrist Aditya Shrivastav to handle the case.
Rehan reaches Shimla to sale at the Glen Manor mansion which is believed to be haunted. He at first disbelief it but starts to see visions of female in the house singing and playing piano. Rehan also starts to hear her screams were he realizes that the female died in a lot of pain and needed help which takes him back in 1936.
Harsh Tandon to whom his business is a priority over family starts getting visions of people who soon disappear. While on vacation their car breaks down and the trip turns into horror connecting to his past.
Vikram and his friend Arjun go for hunting on a full moon night though they are warned by the tribal Bheema that the full moon night is of cursed Tiger. Arun dies in the Tiger’s attack and Vikram is badly injured and is termed dead in hospital. But the Tigers spirit enters his body and he rises from the dead.
Purana Mandir (1984)
Rajaa Hariman Singh has a demon Saamri killed for spreading havoc in the region. But a curse remains on his family for years. Many years later Thakur Ranvir Singh opposes his daughter Suman’s marriage with Sanjay fearing she might soon die after marriage due to the ancestral curse. Sanjay and suman along with Anand and Sapna travel to Bijapur to find the truth. Where Suman will face horrific events in their mansion.
Sanjana with her two daughters and her brother move to a new house the same night lightning strikes behind their house. Since then trouble starts for Sanjana as she is daily raped by a strange figure present in the house who disappears like the wind.
Ek Paheli (1971)
Sudhir arrives from London to take care of his late father’s business in Goa. He meets Maria who feels happy that Sudhir has purchased a piano and tells him that only he should play it. Maria meets Sudhir only in the old Church graveyard and suddenly disappears every time after she meets him. The film had an unexceptional climax.
Inspector Surjan Shekhawat is investigating a high profile murder case and dealing with depression as he blames himself for the death of his son. While investigating the case he comes across a prostitute Rosie who provides him many leads in the case. But Rosie is not whom she claims to be.
Horror Story (2013)
A group of friends wanting to bid farewell to one of their friends decides to celebrate at a haunted hotel. A night that will change the lives of all forever.
Hold your breath with loudspeakers turned on to get chilled with the true sense of horror, make sure your lights are off and it’s too dark to get the spooky feeling. So, this was our take on the best horror movies in Bollywood. Do let us know your favorite pick from the list above.