• Post last modified:March 12, 2023
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The horror movie genre is quite popular among the Indian audience. Though the American film industry Hollywood has way more quality horror films in different sub-genre than the Indian film industry, Indian directors know how to make a solid horror film.

Here is the list of the Top 10 Indian Horror Films of All Time, so get ready to be scared.

1. Tumbbad

Tumbbad is a period horror film released in 2018. The movie is directed and co-written by Rahi Anil Barve with three other writers Mitesh Shah, Adesh Prasad, and Anand Gandhi.

The movie premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival and received positive reviews. The movie also premiered in Fantastic Fest, Sitges Film Festival, the Scream fest Horror Film Festival, the El Gouna Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, etc.

The movie tells the mystical story of 20th-century Tumbbad a village in Maharashtra and the residents who go against the wills of the Goddess of Prosperity and suffer devastating consequences. The movie is truly bone-chilling and one of the best Indian horror movies of all time.

2. Bhoot

Bhoot is an Indian horror film written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma released in 2003. The movie stars Ajay Devgn and Urmila Matondkar as the main cast and various other supporting cast.

The movie’s plot is about the married couple Vishal and Swati, who moved into a cursed apartment and Swati played by Urmila got possessed.

The leading actress in the movie got numerous awards for her outstanding performance. The movie was a box-office hit and is considered one of the best Indian horror films of all time.

3. 13B: Fear Has a New Address

13B: Fear Has a New Address is a horror film released in the year 2009 staring R. Madhavan and Neetu Chandra. The film is directed by Vikram Kumar, with a very low budget of Rs. 12 crores.

The movie follows the life of an ordinary man Manohar, who experiences supernatural occurrences at his newly moved apartment. His TV starts telecasting a soap opera Sab Khairiyat, that shows his family’s future.

The acting of the leading pair, good horror direction and camera angle make it one of the Indian horror films of all time.

4. Stree

Stree is a horror comedy movie written by Samit Arora and directed by Amar Kaushik released in 2018. The movie star Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, and Aparshakti Khurana.

The film tells the story of the people of Chanderi, a small village living under constant fear of Stree, the spirit of a woman who attacks men during the festival night. The story focuses on Vicky, along with his friends, who decide to unravel the mystery.

5. The House Next Door

The House Next Door is a 2017 horror film directed and co-written by Milind Rau. The movie was shot simultaneously in Hindi and Tamil, the Tamil version named Aval.

The film stars Siddharth and Andrea Jeremiah as lead characters and with various supporting actors. The film revolves around Krish and Lakshmi and their neighbours and their attempt to rid their house of spirits.

It is an old fashion ghost story with sufficient scary elements, making it one of the best Indian horror films of all time.

6. 1920

1920 is a period horror drama film released in 2008. It is directed by Vikram Bhatt and stars Rajneesh Duggal as Arjun Singh Rathod, Adah Sharma as Lisa Singh Rathod, and Bipasha Basu Mona Lisa Singh Rathod.

The film follows the life of Arjun Singh Rathod who forsakes his family and his wife Lisa Singh Rathod who is demonically possessed. The movie got great music, background scores and good horror elements, making it one of the top 10 best Indian horror movies of all time.

7. Pari

Pari is an Indian supernatural horror film released in 2018. The movie is directed and co-written by Prosit Roy and written by Abhishek Banerjee.

The film tells the story of a satanic cult in Bangladesh sexually assaults and impregnates kidnapped women to perpetuate the bloodline of Ifrit an Islamic demon.

The movie casts Anushka Sharma as Rukhsana and Parambrata Chatterjee as Arnab as lead actors.

8. Arundhati

Arundhati is a 2009 Telegu language horror film Directed by Kodi Ramakrishna. The film cast Anushka Shetty and Sonu Sood as lead characters.

Arundhati revolves around the lead character named the same played by Anushka Shetty, who realised she looks like her great-grandmother and her struggles to fight against the black magician played by Sonu Sood who tries to kill her.

The film has great horror elements as well as some fantasy elements making it enjoyable.

9. Raaz

Raaz is a supernatural Bollywood horror film released in 2002. The main star cast includes Bipasha Basu as Sanjana Malik Dhanraj, Dino Morea as Aditya Dhanraj and Malini Sharma as Malini Malik.

It is one of the best Bollywood horror movies of all time. The movie’s story follows a couple who decide to go on a vacation to reconnect with their feelings but with a twist and horror element associated with their past.

10. Maya

Maya is a neo-noir horror film released in 2015. It is a Tamil language film starring Nayanthara and Aari Arujunan as lead characters.

The film tells the story of Vasanth who is an artist who is working on a story about ‘Mayavanam’, a haunted remote forest. On his friend’s birthday, he tells a story involving ‘Maya’ a vengeful spirit.

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