1. Mahal (1949)
Considered as the first dreadful movie of Bollywood, Mahal deals with the subject of reincarnation. This one probably frightened the shit out of your daddy as well your dada. Even with minimum effects this film has continued to haunt audiences for decades.
- Raat (1992)
Raat is considered to be one of the best films RGV has made. It’s a supernatural thriller that doesn’t go over the top with the shades of a horror film. The plot comes into motion when a kitten is killed and the leading lady is possessed with its spirit. After watching this cult classic, you will never look at cats the same way.
3. Raaz (2002)
Enthused by the Michelle Pfeiffer starrer ‘What Lies Beneath’, Raaz was just the beginning of a swing of horror films that Bipasha Basu was to sign later. Pfeiffer did a praiseworthy job in the original. But our Bipasha matched her in every possible way.
4. Darna Mana Hai (2003)
Only Ramu can make apples look spooky. This flick by RGV is present in this list not because it is scary but because of its innovative script. Ramu packs in 6 of the most creative short horror stories in one movie, each with shocking twists. No questions they call him a maverick!
5. 1920 (2008)
This movie thrives in every cliché expected of a horror film but what sets it apart from the others is the sheer artistic flair with which the frames have been done. But Chills guaranteed.
6. 13 B (2009)
13 B comes packed to the struts with spine-tingling chills and scares. It doesn’t depend on a spooky background sounds or weird camera angles to deliver the chills. With a strong script and a collaborative cast that does its job to perfection, 13 B is definitely one of the movie you shouldn’t miss.
7. Shaapit (2010)
The third one in the Raaz trilogy, Shaapit is fine enough to raise the hair on the back of your neck. Like each the of Vikram Bhatt film, the USP of this movie lies in its treatment, keeping it stylishly spooky. By the end of it, you might want to have faith in curses and evil spirits.
8. Ragini MMS (2011)
Ragini MMS is inspired by the American supernatural horror ‘Paranormal Activity’ and is partially based on a real story. Not like its sequel, this movie did not have Sunny Leone, but still managed to draw a large crowd to the theatres thanks to its edge-of-the-seat thrills. This sleeper hit can give you a few sleepless hours when you go to bed at night
9. Horror Story (2013)
A group of young lads decide to spend the night at a haunted hotel. Things get complex and it’s a scare fest thereon. There are some genuinely frightening scenes in the movie, which will make you jump off your seat. Those who are looking for chills won’t be disappointed at all.
10. Ek Thi Daayan (2013)
The thought of daayans existing in society is mysterious in itself. Ek Thi Daayan is a valiant attempt at trying something new. It is a cross between an out-and-out film and a eerie, paranormal thriller. The supernatural drama may seem unrealistic but the stylized treatment and the stretched storyline makes up for it, need to mention Konkona Sen’s eerie portrayal of a daayan. Spooky indeed!