20 Bollywood & Hollywood Horror Movies That Will Give You Sleepless Nights!

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If you’re a horror movie fanatic like me, you would agree that it’s the best kind of thrill! Horror movies keep you on the edge of your seat and some of us just love that adrenaline rush, don’t we? But let's agree, the genre means different things to different people. What might be spine-chilling for you, could be child’s play for your bestie.  

Anyhow, we all love to watch a scary movie every now and then. Keeping that in mind, we're bringing you a list of some of the best horror movies. So brace yourself horror movie lovers, here are some that will surely spook you out. 

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    Bollywood Horror Movies

    What comes to your mind when we say Bollywood horror movies? We bet it’s the purani haveli, one Ramu kaka, a khoon ki pyaasi chudail and a creepy monster. Are we right or are we right? Well yes, some so-called horror films might've spoiled it for Bollywood, but there are some that are so scary that you just can't watch them alone.

    Raaz (2002)

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    Inspired by the Hollywood film, What Lies Beneath, Raaz is a story about a young couple, whose marriage is falling apart. They try to give it one last shot before parting ways and go to Ooty to spend time together. However, things take an evil turn. What happens next forms the plot of the film.

    Available on: YouTube
    Duration: 2 hours 32 minutes
    Star Cast: Bipasha Basu, Dino Morea, Malini Sharma, Ashutosh Rana 

    Bhoot (2003)

    TBH, this was the last intriguing film churned out by Ram Gopal Varma. This scary movie, which is full of scream-out-loud moments, is definitely one of the best horror movies on Netflix.

    Available on: Netflix
    Duration: 1 hour 59 minutes
    Star Cast: Urmila Matondkar, Ajay Devgn, Rekha, Tanuja, Nana Patekar, Fardeen Khan, Barkha Madan

    13B: Fear Has A New Address

    R. Madhavan plays the role of a man, who shifts to a newly purchased flat with his family. Things start to turn ugly when he discovers that his life resembles a soap opera which is being aired only on his TV. With a strong script and a great cast, this scary movie on Hotstar is a must-watch.

    Available on: Disney+ Hotstar
    Duration: 2 hours 26 minutes
    Star Cast: R. Madhavan, Neetu Chandra, Poonam Dhillon 

    Vaastu Shastra (2004)

    This film narrated the story of a family, which moves into a haunted house. The boy in the house starts to make imaginary friends and it’s only after people start to die that the family realises that there’s something wrong with the house. Even though this scary movie is not much talked about, it’s a must-watch.

    Available on: YouTube
    Duration: 2 hours
    Star Cast: Peeya Rai Chowdhary, Sushmita Sen, JD Chakravarthi, Ahsaas Channa, Rajpal Yadav, Purab Kohli

    Ragini MMS (2011)

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    Released on Friday, the 13th, the film is inspired by the 2007 American supernatural horror film, Paranormal Activity. This one will definitely give you some sleepless nights. 

    Available on: YouTube
    Duration: 1 hour 33 minutes
    Star Cast: Kainaz Motivala, Rajkummar Rao, Rajat Paul, Janice, Shernaz

    100 Days (1991)

    This psychological thriller revolves around a woman with extrasensory perception, played by Madhuri Dixit. Yes, this horror movie on Amazon Prime is a bit old, but it was a blockbuster hit. 

    Available on: Amazon Prime 
    Duration: 2 hours 41 minutes
    Star Cast: Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff, Moon Moon Sen, Javed Jaffrey, Ajit Vachani, Jai Kalgutkar

    Naina (2005)

    Starring Urmila Matondkar, this horror movie is a remake of Singaporean film, The Eye. How the woman, played by Urmila, starts to have strange visions after a cornea transplant forms the plot of the film. 

    Available on: Disney + Hotstar
    Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
    Star Cast: Urmila Matondkar, Anuj Sawhney, Malavika, Amardeep Sinha, Kamini Khanna

    Pari (2018)

    This horror movie on Netflix is a story of a man, who tries to help a woman, an abuse victim, who he finds chained in a small hut in a jungle. The twist comes when it’s revealed who that woman actually is. 

    Available on: Netflix
    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
    Star Cast: Anushka Sharma, Parambrata Chatterjee, Rajat Kapoor, Ritabhari Chakraborty, Mansi Multani

    Bulbbul (2020)

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    The story of this scary movie on Netflix revolves around a child bride, who grows into an enigmatic woman ruling over her household while hiding her painful past. The person responsible for supernatural murders of the men in the village forms the climax.

    Available on: Netflix 
    Duration: 1 hour 34 minutes
    Star Cast: Tripti Dimri, Avinash Tiwary, Paoli Dam, Rahul Bose, Parambrata Chattopadhyay

    1920 (2008)

    A newlywed couple. Check. A purani haveli. Check. A Ramu Kaka. Check. Yes, this movie might have all the cliches expected in a horror movie, but it does give you the chills. Believe us!

    Available on: Netflix, Amazon Prime 
    Duration: 2 hours 18 minutes
    Star Cast: Rajneesh Duggal, Adah Sharma, Anjori Alagh, Raj Zutshi, Indraneil Sengupta 

    Hollywood Horror Movies

    Great direction, amazing background score and a stellar star cast, here is a list of Hollywood horror films that you would love. 

    IT (2017)

    This horror movie on Amazon Prime is bound to scare the daylights out of you. It’s a story about seven children and their fight against a shape-shifting clown, Pennywise. 

    Available on: Amazon Prime  
    Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
    Star Cast: Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton

    IT: Chapter Two (2019)

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    If you think the first one wasn’t enough, you should definitely watch the sequel. The story is about Pennywise, who makes a comeback after 27 years to haunt the adults (who were kids in the first film). 

    Available on: Amazon Prime 
    Duration: 2 hours 50 minutes
    Star Cast: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Bill Skarsgård 

    The Conjuring (2013)

    The Conjuring is one scary movie that is about a family who moves into a new house, only to later find out that it’s haunted. Based on a true story, this one is a must-watch.

    Available on: Amazon Prime 
    Duration: 1 hour 52 minutes
    Star Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Shanley Caswell, Hayley McFarland, Joey King 

    The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

    This horror movie on Netflix follows a group of teenagers, who visit an isolated cabin, and how they struggle to survive terrifying attacks from a bloodthirsty deity is what forms the plot of the story.

    Available on: Netflix
    Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes
    Star Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford

    The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005)

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    Based on a true story, this one will give you several sleepless nights. The story is about a young girl, who is believed to be possessed by demons. While the doctors argue that it was a medical condition, her family and priests had a different opinion. 

    Duration: 2 hours 2 minutes
    Star Cast: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Carpenter, Colm Feore, Joshua Close

    Drag Me To Hell (2009)

    The story of this scary movie on Amazon Prime revolves around a loan officer, who refuses to give an old lady an extension on her loan. Her life turns into a nightmare after the lady places a curse upon the loan officer. 

    Available on: Amazon Prime 
    Duration: 1 hour 39 minutes
    Star Cast: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao 

    Annabelle (2014)

    The story revolves around a couple, who are attacked by a Satan-worshipping couple. They use their doll as a conduit to make their life miserable. 

    Available on: Amazon Prime 
    Duration: 1 hour 39 minutes
    Star Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Alfre Woodard, Tony Amendola

    Annabelle: Creation (2017)

    Another horror movie based on a true story, Annabelle: Creation is about a man who traps his daughter’s soul in a doll after she tragically passes away. What happens next forms the plot of the film.

    Available on: Amazon Prime 
    Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes
    Star Cast: Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Anthony LaPaglia

    The Shining (1980)

    If you love a good psychological thriller, then this one's for you. Based on a novel of the same name, it’s a story about a family that heads to an isolated hotel for the winters but everything turns upside down when they realise that they aren’t actually alone.

    Available on: Netflix
    Duration: 2 hours 26 minutes
    Star Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

    The Possession Of Hannah Grace (2018)

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    This film is based on the character of Hannah Grace, a young girl who dies due to an unruly exorcism. However, a demon seeks refuge in her body. Later, the morgue guard starts to experience unnatural events and that forms the plot of the story. 

    Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes
    Star Cast: Shay Mitchell, Stana Katic, Grey Damon, Kirby Johnson, Nick Thune 

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