India’s first reincarnation thriller film was Kamal Amrohi’s Mahal.
Starring Ashok Kumar, the movie was a groundbreaking supernatural suspense thriller which launched both Madhubala and Lata Mangeshkar.
2. Kohraa (1964)
If you love Hitchcock films, here’s a fun fact for you. Kohraa is an Indian horror film which was adapted from Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel, Rebecca, which was also adapted on screen by Alfred Hitchcock’s Academy Award-winning Rebecca (1940).
However, to date many viewers confess that the Indian remake is a better film than Hitchcock’s!Kohraa is famous for its plot twist at the end.
3. Bhoot Bungla (1965)
Making his debut into Indian cinema with this film, Mehmood went on to be one of the most successful comedians and comedy actors of the 1970s.
4. Jadu Tona (1977)
Directed by Ravikant Nagaich Jadu Tona stars Feroz Khan as a psychotherapist.
The film is about a young girl who becomes possessed by the spirit of an old man who is a criminal and is looking to take revenge on some of his former friends.
5. Phir Wahi Raat (1980)
This suspense thriller was actor Danny Denzongpa’s first directorial film and went on to become a hit in the 1980s.
Starring Rajesh Khanna, it is about a young woman played by Kim Yashpal suffering from severe nightmares and goes in search of treatment.
She comes across a psychologist played by Rajesh who takes her back to her ancestral home where the visions originate from.
6. Purana Mandir (1984)
It will be a crime not to mention a Ramsay brothers film in our favourite Bollywood Horrors list!
Purana Mandir is a horror film narrating the story of the monster-demon, Samri. It is considered to be a cult classic in India.
7. Raat (1992)
This cult film has a man claiming to be a nice guy and a police inspector, both trying to get into the house of a young woman who is alone at house.