Photos: Bollywood's horror films of 2014 breaking the archetype

Updated: 17 September, 2014 10:25 IST
  • Photos: Bollywood's horror films of 2014 breaking the archetype
    'Creature 3D': Vikram Bhatt's latest offering features a 'Creature' which is a scaly, long-tailed lizard-type with a semi-human face and green eyes and a loud growl. Bipasha Basu plays Ahana, who has built a hotel right in the middle of a forest; there is her suitor, writer, winner of 'Best Booker Award', Kunal played by Imran Abbas Naqvi; there is a professor who has gathered information on Brahmarakshas; a honeymooning couple and the creature is pitted against all of them
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  • Photos: Bollywood's horror films of 2014 breaking the archetype
    'Darr@The Mall': 'Ragini MMS' fame director Pavan Kripalani presented horror in a mall. Starring Jimmy Sheirgill and Nushrat Bharucha in lead roles, the film revolves around a security guard of the mall which surrounded by a myth of being haunted. The legend has it that the mall is haunted with the presence of a 'chudail'. Some say its a typical white saree white hair ghost, others say it's a woman with overturned feet
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  • Photos: Bollywood's horror films of 2014 breaking the archetype
    'Neighbours': The film was a brainchild of Shyam Ramsay. With an ensemble cast including Arbaaz Ali Khan, Roushika Reikhi, Shakti Kapoor, Gavie Chahal and Rufy Khan, the film narrated a horrific story of vampires on a killing spree in the city, having made their abode opposite Sanam's house. Nobody believes the truth when Sanam states that her neighbours are vampires. Neither her family nor her friends, even her professor doesn't pay attention to her
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  • Photos: Bollywood's horror films of 2014 breaking the archetype
    'Gang of Ghosts': Directed by Satish Kaushik, this film was a paranormal comedy starring Sharman Joshi, Parambrata Chatterjee, Mahi Gill, Meera Chopra, Chunky Pandey, Jackie Shroff and others. The film is a story about a group of ghosts who have lost their shelter due to urbanization further portraying the communal, social, linguistic and historical differences among the ghosts, as they belong to different eras. But very soon these ghosts face an issue protecting their haunt from the hands of demolition
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  • Photos: Bollywood's horror films of 2014 breaking the archetype
    'Ragini MMS 2': Bhushan Patel's horror-thriller featured Sunny Leone and Saahil Prem in the lead roles. Ragini's MMS from the prequel goes viral and this catches the attention of a failed director, Rocks played by Parvin Dabbas who decides to make a movie on the scandal. He signs Sunny (Sunny Leone) as the lead actress and decides to shoot the movie in the same house where the MMS was recorded. Then unfolds the story of Ragini who stabs herself brutally and dies
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    'Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai': The film starring Bhanu Uday, Swara Bhaskar, Murli Sharma and Reema Debnath, this film was directed by Debaloy Dey. The film revolves around a happily married couple that meets a major road accident in which the other driver dies on windshield, an incident that plays on the wife's mind and depresses her. She starts to feel the presence of someone in the house that no one else can and her fears grow and she starts behaving in a bizarre manner
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    'Pizza 3D': Debutant Akshay Akkineni directed this supernatural thriller starring Akshay Oberoi, Parvathy Omanakuttan and Dipannita Sharma in lead roles. Akshay Oberoia plays a Pizza delivery boy who is sent to make a delivery at a strange house. The story revolves around his experiences in the house
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  • Photos: Bollywood's horror films of 2014 breaking the archetype
    'Mumbai 125 KM 3D': This upcoming horror film directed by Hemant Madhukar features Aparna Bajpai, Karanvir Bohra, Veena Malik, Vedita Pratap Singh, Joey Debroy and Vije Bhatia in key roles. Five friends on an innocent joy ride are forced to stop 125 kilometers away from Mumbai where they encounter something that would change their lives forever
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    '3AM - The Hour of the Dead': This upcoming paranormal thriller directed by Vishal Mahadkar stars Rannvijay Singh, Anindita Nayar, Salil Acharya and Kavin Dave in lead roles. 3 AM is the time when devils and ghosts are at their powerful best. Much information about the plot ofthe film isn't revealed yet
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About The Gallery

With 'Creature 3D' released this week, we look at this year's horror movies that seem to be breaking away from the archetypal scare tactics that filmmakers have employed in past

First Published: 13 September, 2014 11:00 IST