Hindi Horror movies are often characterized by an over-the-top plot, a complementary love story and some badly edited jumpscares here and there. This narrative is changing now, and the horror genre’s scope in India has been expanding. With newer plots and ideas being explored, Bollywood has brought in various bone-chilling Hindi horror movies in the past decade. Let’s look at some of the best Hindi horror movies of 2023 that have kept us on the edge of our seats!
Starring Sara Ali Khan, Vikrant Massay and Chitrangada Singh in the main roles, Gaslight is a horror thriller that traces the story of Misha Singh who returns home only to find her father missing under mysterious circumstances. It is an engaging movie with exceptional cinematography that complements the plot.
Streaming Platform: Hotstar
1920: Horrors of The Heart is the latest part of the famous 1920 series. Directed by Mahesh Bhatt, the movie stars Avika Gor, Rahul Dev, Ketaki Kulkarni and Danish Pandor. It deals with how a young girl avenges her father’s death when she realizes that her mother was responsible for it. While the story of the movie is predictable, it is an enjoyable one-time watch for horror lovers.
Aseq is a 2023 horror movie starring Sonallii Saygall, Vardhan Puri and Siddharth Kapoor. The movie was widely appreciated for its suspenseful plot that takes on a new concept and also for its gripping graphics that will leave you terrified.
Streaming Platform: JioCinema
Based on a series of real events, Junglemahal is the story of the Junglemahal territory in West Bengal which is known for inexplicable uncanny incidents. The story of this movie, which forms the first part of the Junglemahal trilogy deals with the experiences of a group of travellers in these situations. Released earlier this year, the movie was a sleeper hit and is considered to be one of the best Hindi horror movies of 2023
U-turn starring Alaya F is the Hindi remake of the 2016 Kannada film of the same name. The movie is a suspense thriller revolving around a young journalist who explores a strange perplexing story. The movie carries the suspense of the story in an excellent manner which will keep you glued to your seat. Alaya F’s performance in the movie is marvellous making it a must-watch.
Streaming Platform: ZEE5
These were the spine-chilling best Hindi Horror movies of 2023! While these movies provide some sort of hope to horror lovers in India, we truly wish that directors explore more dimensions in the genre to give us a movie that we will truly enjoy. Here’s to hoping that the second half of 2023 gives us what we are looking for!