Why the horror genre needs to grow further in India?

Horror films have been made in Bollywood since the past few decades. Some of them have lived up to the expectations while some of them have completely crushed the hopes and expectations of the audience.  We are sick and tired of the same type of horror films and need a change. We are no longer willing to watch the same boring and stupid stories in the name of horror movies. It is high time that the film makers start making meaningful horror .It has in fact become very monotonous to watch such gory faces on the screen and therefore the content must be changed.


List of few films:

There were some good horror films made by distinctive directors like Krishna Cottage (2004), Aatma (2013), Bhoot (2003), Purana Mandir (1984), 1920: Evil Returns (2012).
But on the other hand there are also some Bollywood films under this genre which were not up to the mark or were rather a total failure are such films like Vikram Bhatt’s “Horror story”, Ram Gopal Varma’s “Phoonk” series, “Hisss” which starred Mallika Sherawat, Guddu Dhanoa ‘s “Hawa”, another Ram Gopal Varma’s “Bhoot Returns”, Ravi Shankar Sharma’s “Hum Kaun Hai”, Salman Khan’s “Suryavanshi”, etc , are just a few to name.


Reason behind the success of Hollywood horror films:

In Hollywood horror films are The Exorcist (1973), Halloween (1978), Psycho (1960), Alien (1979), The Shinning (1980), The Evil Dead (1981), The Ring (2002), Carrie (1976), Poltergeist (1982), The Omen (1976) are some of the best of the times. These films have taken their place in the history because of their stunning, thrilling, unique story line as most of them are adaptations of certain novels written by eminent authors. Moreover in Hollywood the technology used to depict scary scenes, certain stunts or actions, sound effects is far better and advanced which creates such an atmosphere such that the audience is bound to get the creepy feeling. These factors make a Hollywood horror film worth watching.

But in the case of Hollywood there is hardly such good and gripping story line and the use of technology is disastrous and sometimes at certain points during the film it turns to comedy for the audience despite being a horror movie. It means the directors have lacked on their part to pump up the horror quotient to make it worthy of watching.

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