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The Best Hindi Horror Movies 

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Updated September 9, 2019 11.8k votes 8.7k voters 165.8k views 39 items

Here is a spine-tingling list of the best Hindi horror movies, ranked by Bollywood film fans like you. Whether you're looking for a good ghost story, haunted house, or exorcism, you're likely to find it among this poll of top Bollywood horror movies. Fear is fear the world over and these films deliver the shivers, so even if you're not from India you should check out the films at the top of this list, as they are strongly recommended by other Ranker users.

If you're looking for stories of demonic possession look no further than 1920 and Phoonk; if haunted houses or apartments are you bent check out Raat and 13B; or if you prefer the creepiness of a young woman whose eye transplant allows her to see into a ghostly world, Naina is the movie for you. No matter what sub-genre you're looking for, there's something on this Hindi horror movies list to creep you out. 

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Bhool Bhulaiyaa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Ameesha Patel

Released: 2007

Directed by: Priyadarshan

Bhool Bhulaiyaa is a 2007 Indian psychological comedy horror film directed by Priyadarshan. It constitutes the official remake of the 1993 Malayalam film, Manichitrathazhu, starring Mohanlal. ...more
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13B is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
13B
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Veerana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Veerana Gulshan Grover, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Satish Shah

Released: 1988

Directed by: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay

Veerana: Vengeance of the Vampire is a 1988 action horror film directed by Shyam Ramsay and Tulsi Ramsay.
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1920 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Rakhi Sawant, Rajendranath Zutshi, Indraneil Sengupta

Released: 2008

Directed by: Vikram Bhatt

1920 is a 2008 Indian Horror film written and directed by Vikram Bhatt. Filmed in Hindi, the film revolves around the events surrounding a married couple living in a haunted house in the year ...more
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Raaz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Rajesh Khanna, Asit Sen, I. S. Johar

Released: 1967

Directed by: Ravindra Dave

Raaz is a 1967 Hindi romantic thriller movie directed by Ravindra Dave. Produced by G. P. Sippy for Sippy Films, the story was written by C. J. Pavri. The film stars Rajesh Khanna, Babita, I. S. ...more
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Dak Bangla is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Daak Bangla Aaloka, Bhakti Bhansali, Leena Das

Released: 1987

Directed by: Keshu Ramsay

Dak Bangla is a 1987 Hindi horror film presented by the Ramsay brothers.
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Shaapit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Aditya Narayan, Shweta Agarwal, Shubh Joshi

Released: 2010

Directed by: Vikram Bhatt

Shaapit is a 2010 Bollywood film directed by Vikram Bhatt, starring Aditya Narayan, Rahul Dev, Shweta Agarwal and Shubh Joshi in the lead roles. The film is based on the story of a family whose ...more
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Bandh Darwaza is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Bandh Darwaja Hashmat Khan, Manjeet Kular, Kunickaa Sadanand

Released: 1990

Directed by: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay

Bandh Darwaza is a 1990 Bollywood horror movie starring Kunika, Manjeet Kullar, Aruna Irani, Anirudh Agarwal and the Afghan actor Hashmat Khan. The film soundtrack was composed by the ...more
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Raat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Raat Om Puri, Nana Patekar, Revathi

Released: 1992

Directed by: Ram Gopal Varma

Raat is a 1992 Indian Hindi supernatural thriller film written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma starring Revathi in the role of protagonist Manisha Sharma. Upon release the film received positive ...more
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Mahal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Ashok Kumar, Madhubala, M. Kumar

Released: 1949

Directed by: Kamal Amrohi

Mahal is a 1949 Indian Hindi film directed by Kamal Amrohi and starring Ashok Kumar and Madhubala. It was India's first reincarnation thriller film. Produced by Bombay Talkies studio, this Kamal ...more
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Darna Mana Hai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Shilpa Shetty, Saif Ali Khan, Sameera Reddy

Released: 2003

Directed by: Prawaal Raman

Darna Mana Hai is a 2003 Indian anthology horror thriller film. It was considered a unique and innovative attempt by producer Ram Gopal Varma and director Prawal Raman to provide Indian ...more

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Cheekh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Cheekh Madan Puri, Rajendra Nath, Birbal

Released: 1985

Directed by: Mohan Bhakri

Cheekh is a 1985 horror film directed by Mohan Bhakri.
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Kaal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Ajay Devgn, Vivek Oberoi, John Abraham

Released: 2005

Directed by: Soham Shah

Kaal also known as Kaal: The Jungle is a Bollywood natural horror film directed by Soham Shah, and produced by Karan Johar & Shahrukh Khan. The film stars Ajay Devgan, John Abraham, Vivek ...more
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Raaz: The Mystery Contin... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Kangana Ranaut, Jackie Shroff, Emraan Hashmi

Released: 2009

Directed by: Mohit Suri

Raaz: The Mystery Continues, shortened as RTMC, is a 2009 Bollywood supernatural horror film directed by Mohit Suri and starring Emraan Hashmi and Kangna Ranaut. The film is the second film in ...more
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Shaitani Ilaka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Shaitani Ilaka Sunil Dhawan, Shehnaz Kudia, Neelam Mehra

Released: 1990

Directed by: Kiran Ramsay

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Gumnaam is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Mehmood Ali, Madan Puri, Pran

Released: 1965

Directed by: Raja Nawathe

Gumnaam is a 1965 Indian suspense thriller film directed by Raja Nawathe, starring Manoj Kumar, Nanda, Pran, Helen and Mehmood. The film is an adaptation of the book And then there were none by ...more

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Naagin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Naagin Mouni Roy, Adaa Khan, Sudha Chandran

Released: 2009

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Raaz 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Raaz 3 Emraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu, Esha Gupta

Released: 2012

Directed by: Vikram Bhatt

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Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche Surendra Kumar, Pooja, Imtiaz

Released: 1972

Directed by: Tulsi Ramsay

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Bhoot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Rekha, Ajay Devgan, Nana Patekar

Released: 2003

Directed by: Ram Gopal Varma

Bhoot is a 2003 Indian supernatural horror film. It was directed by Ram Gopal Varma and stars Ajay Devgan and Urmila Matondkar. It was perceived to be different from a typical Bollywood movie as ...more
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Chandramukhi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Rajinikanth, Nayantara, Nassar

Released: 2005

Directed by: P. Vasu

Chandramukhi is a 2005 Indian Tamil comedy-horror film written and directed by P. Vasu, and was produced and distributed by Ramkumar Ganesan of Sivaji Productions. The film features Rajinikanth, ...more
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Jaani Dushman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Jaani Dushman Sunil Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha

Released: 1979

Directed by: Rajkumar Kohli

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Kaun is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpai, Sushant Singh

Released: 1999

Directed by: Ram Gopal Varma

Kaun? is a 1999 Indian psychological thriller film directed by Ram Gopal Verma, written by Anurag Kashyap, and starring Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpai and Sushant Singh. The film features a man ...more
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Tahkhana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Rajendra Nath, Puneet Issar, Imtiaz Khan

Released: 1986

Directed by: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay

Tahkhana is a 1986 Bollywood horror film directed by Shyam Ramsay and Tulsi Ramsay. It is a tale about two sisters separated at birth and the search for a hidden treasure which is guarded in a ...more
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Phoonk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hindi Horror Movies
Sudeep, Lalitha Dubey, Ashwini Kalsekar

Released: 2008

Directed by: Ram Gopal Varma

Phoonk is a 2008 Indian horror film directed by Ram Gopal Varma and produced by Praveen Nischol starring Sudeep. The film based on superstition and black magic.It was declared a blockbuster.