Horror Story movie review: Faith in Bollywood horror movies is renewed!

Horror Story movie review: Faith in Bollywood horror movies is renewed!

This one is Vikram Bhatt’s best attempt so far to provide chills and thrills…

A whole lot of horror film buffs would agree that when it comes to horror, Bollywood has been more funny than fearful. From cliched storylines to bloodthirsty paranormal creatures, nothing has really spooked spectators. But Vikram Bhatt’s new flick Horror Story has managed to change this… and how! Bhatt’s previous films in the genre like 1920 and Haunted had space for skin show, songs and romance, but thankfully this time he has skipped all of that.

Horror Story is about seven young people – Achint (Nishant Malkani), Maghesh (Ravish Desai), Samrat (Hasan Zaidi), Maggie (Aparna Bajpai), Neena (Radhika Menon), Sonia (Nandini Vaid) and Neel (Karan Kundra) – who were friends in college and meet after many years. Neel is leaving to pursue a career abroad. The night of their reunion is supposed to be a farewell party for him.

They are partying at a pub when a chance announcement on television catches their attention. It speaks of a hotel that has been sealed for a long time and is believed to be haunted. Now the jawaani ka josh in all these youngsters fountains and they decide to make the night adventurous by gatecrashing the haunted inn. Their motive is to have some fun. Little do they know that this will be the most horrific night of their lives…or the last.

One fateful night. A haunted hotel. Seven youngsters. A perfect combination for a horror story! Debutante director Ayush Raina successfully manages to create a ghostly environment and spook the viewer with spine-chilling moments. The film will give the audience an edge of the seat experience. The background music plays a vital part in Horror Story. It hits a high several times. But that is how horror films work, right? A high-pitched musical note after a moment’s silence can only startle. There are moments in the film when you are truly freaked out, all thanks to the scary mood and lighting. In fact, the lighting of a few sequences – like the pitch dark moments – deserves an ovation. No complaints about the cinematography, though the visual effects could have been better. All the actors have done complete justice to their roles.

Horror Story should be liked by all fans of the genre. Vikram Bhatt promised that the film would provide chills and thrills in the crisp one-and-a-half hour it lasts and he completely delivers on this. Kudos!

Rating: 3.5 out of 53.5 Star Rating

Reviewed by Vinod Talreja

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  • antra

    this movie is soooooooooooo sooooooooooohorrar

  • sabit

    Dont miss this one if u r fan of horror films

    • ahana

      is this movie only for adults

  • Yash

    5 STARS

  • sonu

    lol cheap copy of grave encounters using proffestional cameras…

    • davil

      Ary sonu. Its not only matter of pofeshnal camra,the movie is best. But actully
      The problm is sonu is forener. Huh

  • Shankar

    Probably the best horror movie i’ve ever seen :)

  • arnab

    nothing as such chilling although well tried.can be seen as a mystery thriller.

  • sahil

    It’s tooooo dangers if ur in there’s ur definitelyfalldoun

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  • Dev

    Its not good not that scaryyy…

    • Bhisham

      I’ve Never seen but from ur reviews seems this movie cud be damn scarry…:p

      • muaz

        give me the link plzzz

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  • kumar

    its outstanding………… dnt miss it………

    • arjun

      did u see this movie movie is bakwas

  • vikram bhatt

    mr. review writer, u seem to have a habit of bashing bollywood horror, the fact is they are scarier than Hollywood horror, which is so over-rated. Conjuring had nothing to be scared of, there are so many English horror films that are just boring, the ghost comes only after second ahlf and it is hardly scary.
    Compared to this movies like 1920, Haunted 3D and Raaz have been really scary..people like u have a habit of running down Bolywood movies and following herd mentality..

    • nikhil

      tu alag hi bol le…dnt compare conjuring with bollywood horror movies…

    • shraddha

      It is to scary!!!!Must watch

  • Rupali Singh

    tum logo ke review dekh kar to meri fat gai ab batao me kaise dekhne jau is movie ko.

  • himanshu

    little bit copy
    Grave encounters

  • Himanshu

    copy of grave encounters

  • shivshankar iyer

    This is too good film by Vikram Bhatt…

  • prafull

    Really good bollywood horror movie I have ever seen..
    very scarrrrryyyyy

  • kunaL

    Previous comments are jst provoking me to wtch ths Movie …..

  • sourav

    it’s a must watch for all horror movie fans…..

    5 stars…:)

  • Vikram baap.

    This movie is ‘VERY GOOD’

  • naznin

    Yeh movie akele mein dekhna mat kyunki tum sofa se gir jawoge jese mein giri thi lol

  • karan

    This move very sacred i have seen 2 time

  • karan

    This movie very sacred i have seen 2 time

  • Sera Ali

    such a awsm movie evn it frightnd my bf also

  • venkat

    one of my best horror muv i seen

  • rajesh

    owsum movie … a horror and scary bollywood movie after such a long time, better than 1920.

  • alizaidi

    Nice movie

  • Sachin

    the best horror movie i’ve ever seen :)
    don’t miss this movie

  • sanjay khokle

    Bakwas………… hai ye move………

  • sanjay

    copy of “Hospital Maldito” or “boo” film.