indian horror movies

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1. Naina (2005)

104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

After receiving an eye transplant, a young woman realizes that she can see into the supernatural world.

Director: Shripal Morakhia | Stars: Urmila Matondkar, Anuj Sawhney, Malavikka, Amardeep Jha

Votes: 736

2. Getting Scared Is Necessary (2006)

Not Rated | 108 min | Horror

Five children take shelter from the rain, inside a spooky bungalow. Encountering an old woman, they follow her upstairs where she proceeds to tell them six scary stories.

Directors: J.D. Chakravarthi, Manish Gupta, Sajid Khan, Jijy Philip, Prawaal Raman, Vivek Shah, Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, Anil Kapoor, Mallika Sherawat

Votes: 1,790

3. Darna Mana Hai (2003)

Not Rated | 121 min | Horror

Seven friends, after their car breaks down in the middle of the night, find shelter and tell one another stories to kill time till dawn.

Director: Prawaal Raman | Stars: Sameera Reddy, Antara Mali, Sohail Khan, Saif Ali Khan

Votes: 2,926

4. Raaz (2002)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, Horror, Musical

Sanjana and Aditya decide to give their marriage one last chance. They plan a holiday in Ooty, but they don't know that a strange figure is waiting for them to come.

Director: Vikram Bhatt | Stars: Dino Morea, Bipasha Basu, Malini Sharma, Shruti Ulfat

Votes: 2,689

5. Nagin (1976)

180 min | Fantasy, Thriller, Action

While Hunting a group kills a Male Shape Shifting Snake so his lover Snake takes female form to kill each hunter one by one. One of the hunter recognizes this plot he sets out to stop Shape shifting Nagin.

Director: Rajkumar Kohli | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Feroz Khan, Vinod Mehra, Kabir Bedi

Votes: 395

6. Jaani Dushman (1979)

Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

A remote mountainous region is terrorized by a legendary monster that regularly abducts newlywed brides and kills them.

Director: Rajkumar Kohli | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha, Vinod Mehra

Votes: 412

7. Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

A shape-shifting snake exacts vengeance on a group of friends for a crime they did not even commit.

Director: Rajkumar Kohli | Stars: Sunny Deol, Arman Kohli, Manisha Koirala, Akshay Kumar

Votes: 2,924

8. Ragini MMS (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Out to relax and have fun at a farmhouse, a couple experience horror at the hands of an unknown entity.

Director: Pawan Kripalani | Stars: Kainaz Motivala, Rajkummar Rao, Rajat Kaul, Janice

Votes: 2,358

9. Bhoot (2003)

113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

When a married couple moves into a flat that is haunted by a spirit, a series of inexplicable experiences drive the wife to near madness. Now, the husband must protect his wife to save their marriage.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Urmila Matondkar, Nana Patekar, Rekha

Votes: 3,220

10. Ragini MMS 2 (2014)

Not Rated | 119 min | Horror

A sleazy film director's decision to shoot his latest erotic horror movie in a notorious haunted house angers the vengeful spirit of its past inhabitant.

Director: Bhushan Patel | Stars: Sunny Leone, Saahil Prem, Parvin Dabas, Sandhya Mridul

Votes: 2,598

11. Rokkk (2010)

180 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

New Delhi-based Anushka Walia, who lives with her widowed mother, gets a phone from her frightened sister, Ahana Warda, from Goa. Shortly thereafter a male comes on the phone and informs ... See full summary »

Director: Rajesh Ranshinge | Stars: Tanushree Dutta, Udita Goswami, Shaad Randhawa, Sachin Khedekar

Votes: 117

12. Click (I) (2010)

127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A photographer and his girlfriend enter a nightmarish world after they run over a woman.

Director: Sangeeth Sivan | Stars: Shreyas Talpade, Sada, Sneha Ullal, Rehan Khan

Votes: 298

13. Raat (1992)

127 min | Horror

Mini shifts to her new house along with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Shrma, as well as, nephew Bunty. Bunty finds a cat in the backyard of the house and gets attracted to it but the cat soon ... See full summary »

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Revathy, Rohini Hattangadi, Om Puri, Akash Khurana

Votes: 904

14. Ghutan (2007)

126 min | Horror

The movie is a horror film about a ghost of a woman taking revenge on her lip-deep husband. Ravi Kapoor (Aryan Vaid) manages a company owned by his wife, Catherine (Hina Rehman). He has ... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Ramsay | Stars: Aryan Vaid, Tarun Arora, Pooja Bharti, Agasthya Shanker

Votes: 47

15. Veerana (1988)

Unrated | 135 min | Action, Drama, Horror

A beautiful young girl, unfortunately possessed from her childhood by a vengeful spirit, wanders around lonely places to seduce and kill people and thus, gradually becoming lost into a dark world of revenge and lust.

Directors: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay | Stars: Jasmin, Hemant Birje, Sahila Chaddha, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Votes: 622

16. 1920 (2008)

Unrated | 138 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

After forsaking his family and religion, a husband finds his wife is demoniacally possessed.

Director: Vikram Bhatt | Stars: Rajniesh Duggall, Adah Sharma, Anjori Alagh, Raj Zutshi

Votes: 2,770

17. Raaz 3: The Third Dimension (2012)

R | 139 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller

When an ingénue's sudden popularity threatens to shove her out of the spotlight, a movie star uses black magic in an attempt to derail her career.

Director: Vikram Bhatt | Stars: Emraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu, Esha Gupta, Manish Chaudhary

Votes: 3,330

18. Mahal (1949)

165 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A young lawyer is involved with a ghostly woman in his new house, where the builder and his fiancée died shortly after it was built.

Director: Kamal Amrohi | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Madhubala, M. Kumar, Vijayalaxmi

Votes: 350

19. 1920: Evil Returns (2012)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Bhushan Patel | Stars: Vicky Ahuja, Tia Bajpai, Irma Jämhammar, Sharad Kelkar

Votes: 1,663

20. Purana Mandir (1984)

Unrated | 144 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

After a rich young girl has suddenly known about a demon and it's terrible curse brought by her family for generations, she decides to go to her paternal village with her lover and his friend to find out the truth.

Directors: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay | Stars: Mohnish Bahl, Arti Gupta, Puneet Issar, Sadashiv Amrapurkar

Votes: 435

21. Tahkhana (1986)

Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Drama, Horror

A dying Thakur Surjeet Singh bequeaths the entire estate to his son, Raghuvir, disowning the other, Dhurjan, the family's black sheep, who also indulges in black magic. The latter swears to... See full summary »

Directors: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay | Stars: Rana Jung Bahadur, Hemant Birje, Deepak, Sunil Dhawan

Votes: 136

22. Bandh Darwaza (1990)

Unrated | 145 min | Action, Drama, Horror

A wealthy male banishes a demon, but years later his very own daughter resurrects it.

Directors: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay | Stars: Hashmat Khan, Manjeet Kular, Kunickaa Sadanand, Satish Kaul

Votes: 266

23. Purani Haveli (1989)

Unrated | 139 min | Horror

A rich family eagerly buys an abandoned mansion in a rural area, but later discover that the mansion has a very disturbing and horrifying past.

Directors: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay | Stars: Deepak Parashar, Amita Nangia, Shubha, Tej Sapru

Votes: 213

24. Aatma (2013)

94 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A single mother fights against the supernatural in order to hold on to her daughter.

Director: Suparn Verma | Stars: Jaideep Ahlawat, Bipasha Basu, Padam Bhola, Suumeet Darshan

Votes: 582

25. Dahshat (1981)

Horror

Dr. Vishal is working on animal attributes and wants to assimilate their abilities in human body making a superhuman, one night enraged Mrs Vishal, injects a deadly animal serum into his body, and its at this point the real horror starts.

Directors: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay | Stars: Navin Nischol, Sarika, Om Shivpuri, Nadira

Votes: 51

26. Agyaat (2009)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A film crew shooting in a remote forested location begins losing members one by one to a mysterious entity that they cannot see or hear.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Nithiin, Priyanka Kothari, Rasika Dugal, Gautam Rode

Votes: 582

27. Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche (1972)

127 min | Horror

Eerie things start happening after a disloyal wife kills her handicapped husband with the help of her lover.

Director: Tulsi Ramsay | Stars: Surendra Kumar, Pooja, Imtiaz, Shobhna

Votes: 77

28. Raaz: The Mystery Continues (2009)

Not Rated | 151 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

An artist comes to realize that the woman he has been been painting is real and is being haunted by a ghost.

Director: Mohit Suri | Stars: Kangana Ranaut, Adhyayan Suman, Emraan Hashmi, Vicky Ahuja

Votes: 3,110

29. Gumnaam (1965)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Eight people are trapped on an island when their plane abandons them. They find a large mansion whose butler is expecting them. Then one by one, they die...

Director: Raja Nawathe | Stars: Nanda, Manoj Kumar, Pran, Helen

Votes: 1,219

30. Phoonk (2008)

110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

An atheist is forced to consult an exorcist after his daughter shows signs of being possessed.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Sudeep, Amruta Khanvilkar, Ahsaas Channa, Ashwini Kalsekar

Votes: 1,209

31. Ek Thi Daayan (2013)

Not Rated | 135 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller

When gifted magician Bobo finds himself assailed by hallucinations and seeks professional help, he learns he's being haunted by a sinister spirit.

Director: Kannan Iyer | Stars: Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin, Huma Qureshi

Votes: 3,770

32. Phoonk 2 (2010)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

While on vacation, children and their father are terrorized by their mother and wife respectively.

Director: Milind Gadagkar | Stars: Sudeep, Amruta Khanvilkar, Ahsaas Channa, Anu Ansari

Votes: 469

33. Kaal (2005)

Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

A tiger expert, his wife, two tourists and a village chief engage in a battle for survival against supernatural beasts within Jim Corbett National Wildlife Park.

Director: Soham Shah | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Vivek Oberoi, John Abraham, Lara Dutta

Votes: 4,649 | Gross: $0.34M

34. Help (2010)

Not Rated | 109 min | Horror, Thriller

An unhappily married pregnant woman suspects her vengeful deceased twin has returned from the dead.

Director: Rajeev Virani | Stars: Bobby Deol, Mugdha Godse, Shreyas Talpade, Sophie Handa

Votes: 341

35. Dak Bangla (1987)

Horror

A man moves in with his wife to a Mansion as a caretaker and finds out that not only some thugs have invaded that place but also a mummy walled in the dungeon with a dark past.

Director: Keshu Ramsay | Stars: Aaloka, Bhakti Bhansali, Leena Das, Dilip Dhawan

Votes: 61

36. Shaapit: The Cursed (2010)

145 min | Adventure, Horror, Romance

In order to wed his sweetheart, a male must reverse a 350-year old curse on her family.

Director: Vikram Bhatt | Stars: Aditya Narayan, Shweta Agarwal, Shubh Joshi, Natasha Sinha

Votes: 746

37. Shaitani Ilaaka (1990)

Horror

An evil sorceress feeds the blood of new brides to a Shaitan, an ancient and fearsome demon.

Director: Kiran Ramsay | Stars: Sunil Dhawan, Shehnaz Kudia, Neelam Mehra, Surendra Pal

Votes: 41

39. Reflection (2001)

184 min | Action, Crime, Horror

Raghavan Ghatge, a psychotic terrorist, and Manu Verma, the cop who tracks him down, shoot each other simultaneously, the result being that Raghavan's soul is transferred into Verma's body...

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Raveena Tandon, Manoj Bajpayee, Nandita Das

Votes: 1,558

40. Bees Saal Baad (1962)

Not Rated | 158 min | Thriller, Musical, Mystery

A wealthy Thakur rapes a village girl in Chandanghat she commits suicide after the trauma and soon Thakur also dies which villagers believe that he was killed by the spirit of that ... See full summary »

Director: Biren Nag | Stars: Biswajit Chatterjee, Waheeda Rehman, Manmohan Krishna, Madan Puri

Votes: 312

41. Cheekh (1985)

Not Rated | 131 min | Horror, Mystery

Thakur (Madan Puri) was a cruel man in the past. Then over the passage of time he changed to normal life and lives with his daughter peacefully, but suddenly a mysteries killer starts to ... See full summary »

Director: Mohan Bhakri | Stars: Amala Akkineni, Birbal, Deepika Chikhalia, Kalpana Iyer

Votes: 28

42. Gauri: The Unborn (2007)

98 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Mumbai-based Architect, Sudeep, secures a contract and decides to celebrate by going on a much-needed vacation to Mauritius along with his wife, Roshni, and school-going daughter, Shivani. ... See full summary »

Director: Aku Akbar | Stars: Mohan Azaad, Anupam Kher, Atul Kulkarni, Manasi

Votes: 102

43. Bees Saal Baad (1989)

Not Rated | 141 min | Horror, Mystery

Suraj and Nisha loved each other and were soon to be married but Thakur lusted on Nisha and wont let them be one.Thakur kills Suraj and Nisha also commits suicide.Twenty Years later ... See full summary »

Director: Rajkumar Kohli | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Dimple Kapadia, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Om Prakash

Votes: 140

44. 3D Saamri (1985)

102 min | Horror

A wealthy Dharmesh Saxena in a small town he worships Kali Maa and black magic so is called Saamri.He known's his death is near and wants to transfer all his wealth to niece Anju living in ... See full summary »

Directors: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay | Stars: Rajan Sippy, Arti Gupta, Puneet Issar, Asha Sachdev

Votes: 63

45. Kucch To Hai (2003)

Not Rated | 143 min | Horror, Mystery

Indian film-makers have now come up with their very own "I Know What You Did Last Summer', a story centering around a College Professor, who kills his wife, and hides her body in the ... See full summary »

Directors: Anurag Basu, Anil v Kumar | Stars: Tusshar Kapoor, Esha Deol, Ramesh Bhatkar, Ashay Chitre

Votes: 788