BOO! Got scared? No? Well after watching these movies, do not expect
to be scared either. Yes, in this article we bring to you those movies
that are bound
to make you laugh, cry and even get angry but definitely not scared aka
Warning: We might just end up spoiling
your mood for horror movies.
is the recently released Horror
starring Karan Kundra, Nishant Malkani, Ravish Desai, Hasan Zaidi,
Aparna Bajpai, Radhika Menon and Nandini Vaid. If you've seen this movie
already, our sympathies and if you haven't, well decide for
yourself if it is worth it. As the movie opens, you believe you're getting
something new to see but soon it becomes cliched with the typical teenage fun
of exploring a supposedly haunted hotel in the middle of the night, doors
creaking, mysterious voices, incantations, burning items to save themselves and what not.
Many critics felt that even the acting was not up to par even given the fact
that many are popular TV actors.
Next up we have the Balaji movie, Ek Thi Daayan
For the movie's promotion, producer Ekta Kapoor
even came up with a unique idea of
presenting a mini-series on TV titled Ek
consisting of the top actresses from TV. However, it seems that
even the series couldn't save the movie from it's fate. While Konkana Sen Sharma
received much praise for her role, the movie overall was rated between 2 to 3
stars citing that the film seemed to repeat much of the same cliched material
that every other flick has. At the box office, it had only about 30 to 40% occupancy
at most screenings starting on the first day. Many people also stated that the
mini-series gave away much of the story away, thus giving them no reason
to it on the big screen.
Basu and Nawazuddin Siddiqui teamed up the movie Aatma (2013)
. Much praise was delivered to the two actors for their hard work
and believable performances, however, critics and viewers both stated that the
story was lacking and, once again, cliched. The plot had the same "frightening"
moments such as when Basu's character senses someone watching her but doesn't
know who. There is also something about children being possessed that doesn't
click with the Indian viewers, as a few critics were quick to state. Many also found the climax to be quite predictable.
and no, we're not talking about the
popular 3G network on mobile phones but rather the movie starring Neil
Nitin Mukesh and Sonal Chauhan
. If you haven't heard of the movie, we don't
blame you. The film was a washover with almost nothing to remember it by.
Critics generously gave it a 1 to 2.5 stars rating stating that
the music was good but the movie was nothing more than a travel guide of Fiji.
So if you're planning on heading to Fiji any time soon, do go ahead and watch
the movie, but if you're looking for a real scare, this is one to stay
, a 2012 movie
starring Shiney Ahuja
and Sayali Bhagat
made headlines for reasons other than it's production. While it
garnered about 1.5 crore on the first weekend, the moment other movies were
's collections fell to about 8.5 crore in the
month it ran. Critics slammed the film stating that the songs and dances
ruined it while others commented that there was nothing in the movie,
the story, music or acting. Some even went on to say it was actually
rather than scary. While this writer hasn't watched Ghost
, one thing she can tell you clearly is that if a horror movie is called funny then
it's a waste of time.
bring you a list of three movies that are actually "sequels". First up is Bhoot Returns
We only have one thing to say, way to ruin a perfect awesome first movie! Bhoot
had the right amount of horror, suspense and music. However, Bhoot Returns
let the box office
and critics assess it better. The movie sank in controversy after a
Mumbai-based ad agency claimed that the poster was a "blatant copy" of
to spread awareness against drunken driving. If that wasn't enough, the
film went on to to get an A rating from the Censor Board of India and
between a 0.5 to 2 stars from critics, declaring it a "flop" at the box
critic amusingly stated that the only scary moment in the flick was when
they thought that there might be a third movie in the Bhoot
series. Rohan J. Tambe, a film critic,
sums it all up with "Save your money and time by skipping the movie." Need we say more?
Bhatt is known for his horror movies and 1920
was another one of his genius productions. But when it came to 1920 - Evil Returns
, it just isn't the
same. The film may have done well at the box office but to tell you the
truth, there wasn't anything super horrifying about it. In fact, at some points, it
felt that it was dragging, even the critics seem to agree with us. One
critic stated that it was another horror movie in a group of horror movies
released simultaneously and gave it a 1 star. Another critic advised to watch it
only if you really want something uninspiring and gave it 2 stars. An online rating tool used by viewers gave the movie 2
out of 5. If viewers are giving the movie a 2, then it automatically makes the movie a fail that's all we can say.
Finally, we end our list with another Vikram Bhatt
horror movie, Raaz 3
. Once again, let's compare it
first to Raaz
was a classic spine-chilling, horror movie. We still
get the chills whenever we watch it and we have watched it at least 10
to 15 times by now. But Raaz 3
failed to succeed it's predecessors. Bipasha Basu
and Esha Gupta
stunning in their roles. Both evoked the emotion in you that was needed, yet
still what the movie lacked was substance in its story. For the first time,
while critics gave the movie a general 2.5 to 3.5 stars, surprisingly, it did
not do well at the box office. Many viewers cited the story or
cliched horror usage as reasons for not enjoying the movie. What we can tell
you is that if a viewer doesn't enjoy the movie, then it makes our horror fail list.
movies are meant to scare you, send chills up your spine and rob you of
sleep for several nights, however, over the past few years, the quality
of horror movies in Bollywood has been on a decline. The above were just
movies from 2012
and 2013 but if we included 2010, we could have easily named
at least 20 more movies that were complete horror fails. While it's true
a viewer is hard, you should at least attempt something that is
the usual cliched business or song-and-dance sequences. As this
writer finishes this horror fail article, she has decided to redeem the
horror genre and watch Raaz all over again. Until next time, ciao and
Writer: Shreya S.
Editor(s): Siona M. Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Virina R.