It gets scarier for the audience when they realize that the horror film they’re watching is based on a real-life story. Not only Hollywood, but even Bollywood took inspiration from some real-life incidents of a serial killer’s story or a from someone who has faced paranormal activities. So don’t forget to watch under your bed before sleeping tonight.
So here is a list of Bollywood horror films that were based on a true story.
1. Ragini MMS
Ragini MMS is based partly on a Hollywood film named “Paranormal Activity” and partly on a real-life incident. This story is about a couple who go to a farmhouse to spend some quality time where the guy Uday hides cameras all over the house. Soon they realize that the house is haunted by a woman’s spirit.
2. Question Mark
This is the scariest movie Bollywood has made till the date. In this story, six friends decide to go on a vacation and the idea turns against them as one by one they start dying under mysterious circumstances. Later camera footage reveals all the truth about their death.
This film shows incidents of black magic and how it affects people. It takes you to a scary ride of superstitions and the dark side of black magic. Unbelievable things happen when such things go wrong and in this film, a child is affected by such dark magic.
4. Bhool Bhulaiyaa
This film is both a horror and comedy genre film but it is also based on a real-life incident that happened around 1987-88. Unknown and mysterious happenings take place when a couple moves in into a palace. Vidya Balan nailed it with her role as Manjulika in it.
5. Trip to Bhangarh
Bhangarh is a well known haunted place as even the government forbids people from staying there during the night. But when a group of friends decided to go there for fun, they started losing their lives and unquestionable things happened during their stay.
6. Darna Zaroori Hai
In this film, an old lady narrates six short spooky stories to a bunch of children and each time the story ends, one child disappears or something bad happens to them. Ram Gopal Varma did a good job of scaring us with this real-life based film.
7. 3 A.M.
3 A.M. is known as the witching hour and this story is based on that concept. It is based on real facts and happenings as a lot of paranormal activities take place then.
It is both a thriller and horror film that took its inspiration from some real-life incidents. In this film, a child is possessed by a spirit and can make contacts to the dark world which is unknown. The child actor did a phenomenal job in it.
The things that are shown in this film have actually happened in real life too. This film gives us goosebumps when we see eerie things happen to a couple who move into a haunted house and things become hell for them. Urmila Matondkar played the role of a possessed wife in it.
Once in a newspaper, a real-life haunted story was printed and this film is based on it. This film shows the haunting experiences one faced during a road trip and this film was really appreciated by the critics.