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Do Gaz Zameen ke Neeche (1972) Cast: Surendra Kumar, Shobha, Imtiaz Khan, Satyen Kappu, Helen Directors: Tulsi Ramsay & Shyam Ramsay Synopsis: Groundbreaking Ramsay horror flick opened up the floodgates!   This early 70’s effort by the Ramsay family is considered to be a major breakthrough in South Asian horror. Not only did it...
Bandh Darwaza (1990) Cast: Aruna Irani, Vijayendra, Ajay Agarwal, Hashmat Khan, Kunika, Raza Murad Director: Tulsi and Shyam Ramsay Synopsis: Dracula, Black Magic, Teen age rivalries....the best of Bollywood horror   Ramsay's Bandh Darwaza arrived at the fag end of the horror boom of the 80's in 1990. Though the film managed to do...
Jaani Dushman (1979) Cast: Sanjeev Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Rekha, Reena Roy, Jeetendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Vinod Mehra, Neetu Singh, Bindiya, Amrish Puri, Aruna Irani Director: Rajkumar Kohli Nutshell: Hairy monster has town cowering in fear as he feasts on each new bride.   This movie is considered by many as being the starting point of...
Maut (1998) (Death) Cast: Sapna, Poonam Das Gupta, Raj Premi, Shabbir, Aashna, Harish Patel Director: Jeetu (AKA Jeetendra Chawda) Synopsis: Stunningly abysmal new (Post Ramsays) wave of horror is really the pits   Just when you thought Bollywood Horror couldn’t sink any further, along comes Jeetendra Chawda’s utterly deplorable Maut. Devoid of even the...
Khooni Shikanja (2000) Cast: Navin Nishal, Raza Murad, Kiran Kumar, Director: Yeshwant Music: Bappi Lahiri Nutshell: Raped, stabbed and left-for-dead Shefali returns from the grave for revenge   Sluttish siren shefali struts into a spooky dungeon den inhabited by her chain-smoking father and aunt who in between puffs ask her about the progress of her...
Dak Bangla (1987) Cast: Swapna, Ranjeet, Narendarnath, Mazhar Khan Director: Keshu Ramsay Music Director: Bappi Lahiri Nutshell: a ghastly Mummified Zombie lurks in the dungeon below waiting...   The film begins, like so many Ramsay’s with a scene of an amorous couple making out in a typically imposing structure – The Dak Bangla. The couple...
Haatim Tai (1990) Cast:  Jeetendra, Sangeeta Bijlani, Satish Shah, Amrish Puri, Sonu Walia, Huma Khan, Raza Murad Director:  Babu Bhai Mistri Nutshell:  Se7en meets the Wizard of Oz in this fabulous Arabian Nights fantasy that is bewildering and intoxicating in equal measures with its kitchen sink sets and oddly tropical desert setting...
Zinda Laash (1967) AKA "The Living Corpse" and "Dracula in Pakistan"Cast: Deeba, Yasmeen, Habib, Asad, Alauddin, Talish, Rehan &, NasreenDirector: Khwaja SarfrazNutshell: Lollywood interpretation of Hammer's Dracula is surprisingly effective   Lollywood's forays into the realm of horror have been few and far between (unless you consider those Pashto monstrosities as...
Pataal Bhairavi (1985) Cast:  Jeetendra, Jaya Prada, Pran, Amjad Khan, Nirupa Roy, Bindu, Asrani, Kader Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Prema Narayan, Shoma Anand & Silk Smita. Director: K. Bapaiah Nutshell:  Swords and Sandals and fantasy time with the Southern Crew; Jeetendra, Jaya Prada, Kader Khan and crew presiding over some astounding...
Phir Wahi Raat (1980) Cast: Rajesh Khanna, Kim, Danny, Aruna Irani & Shashikala as Pagal Aunty Director: Danny Denzongpa  Nutshell: Inspired by Hammer's Paranoic - a well mounted chiller has a great first half, then it all goes woefully wrong   Asha (Kim) suffers from recurring nightmares where after walking through several corridors and various stairways she...