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Tasha Smith, Lee Daniels To Team Up On Netflix Horror Film

Tasha Smith, Lee Daniels To Team Up On Netflix Horror Film

According to Deadline, the exorcism thriller is inspired by an actual case.

15 April 2022
Horror Films And Books That Got Adapted From Internet Threads

Horror Films And Books That Got Adapted From Internet Threads

This is part of a larger trend where a number of writers over the years have had their stories on internet forums or social media turned into books and films. 

14 April 2022

Why We Watch Horror Films: The Psychology Of Fear

According to several studies and texts, horror is often designed to make one afraid because 'it is advantageous to our survival'.

Zombies In Film: Evolution Of The Undead

Zombies In Film: Evolution Of The Undead

Zombies in cinema have been allegory for contemporary social themes in West but they are largely underdeveloped in India.

14 April 2022

Horror As An Allegory: The Ghosts Within

Over the years, horror movies have changed. They are no more what they used to be -- mere jump scares with cheap thrills. A look at the recent trends of horror...

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12 April 2022
Fear Of The Known: Socio-political Themes In Marathi Horror Cinema

Fear Of The Known: Socio-political Themes In Marathi Horror Cinema

Marathi horror films, though few and far in between, have touched on everyday issues like water problems to human sacrifice committed out of blind faith


11 April 2022
Satan’s Birth To Masks That Kill: 7 Horror Films That Crawl Under The Skin

Satan’s Birth To Masks That Kill: 7 Horror Films That Crawl Under The Skin

The best horror films play on our minds rather than make us jump out of our seats. Here is a sampling, most of which are available on YouTube and OTT...


14 April 2022
Shades Of Horror: Hitchcockian, Lynchian To Haneke's Domestic Dystopia

Shades Of Horror: Hitchcockian, Lynchian To Haneke's Domestic Dystopia

Filmmakers like Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch and Micheal Haneke are masters in highlighting the dark sides of human beings in society. Their influence in...


10 April 2022
Outlook Magazine new issue | Are horror films about loneliness and alienation?

Outlook Magazine new issue | Are horror films about loneliness and alienation?

Outlook Magazine’s current issue takes a look at horror films beyond the cinematic aspect. Are there certain periods like post war, pandemic that sees the...


10 April 2022
The Ghosts Are Us

The Ghosts Are Us

The horror movie as a separate genre has long been a favourite of cinephiles—the fantastical tales of ghouls and goblins providing nail-biting experience to...


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13 April 2022
Ghost Diary: Journey To The World Of Spirits

Ghost Diary: Journey To The World Of Spirits

For the most part the world of spirits is judged to be a bad thing. Think black magic, evil spirits trying to possess people.


15 April 2022
Fear Of The Dark: Life As A Ramsay

Fear Of The Dark: Life As A Ramsay

Like many small businessmen in post-Partition India, Fatechand Uttamchand Ramsinghani was drawn to the film industry. And Ramsay Films was born.


15 April 2022
The Witch’s Tale: Women In Indian Horror Films

The Witch’s Tale: Women In Indian Horror Films

The ghost as the empowered woman is a new theme in Hindi horror movies


15 April 2022
The Horror! The Horror!

The Horror! The Horror!

The genre has never taken root in Bollywood. Maybe because real-life horrors are enough to give us sleepless nights.


15 April 2022
A Shadowy Hand: Kashmir’s Tryst With Horror

A Shadowy Hand: Kashmir’s Tryst With Horror

Hallucinations? Fear? Rumours? In the Valley and beyond, people keep finding threats from the unknown


15 April 2022
Meet The Desi Ghostbusters

Meet The Desi Ghostbusters

With its overload of superstition, myths, ghosts and evil spirits, the Indian market for ghost hunters is niche. But social media may have finally given it...


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15 April 2022
Of Aflatoons And Djinns

Of Aflatoons And Djinns

Bad djinns may offer fodder for films, but it was through the help of good djinns that the author saw aflatoons produced from thin air


15 April 2022
Fatal Attraction: In Horror, Our Lives Are Redeemed

Fatal Attraction: In Horror, Our Lives Are Redeemed

The landscape and setting of a story often set the tone in literature and cinema dealing with horror


15 April 2022
The Horror Of The Haunted House And Lonely People

The Horror Of The Haunted House And Lonely People

Lonely, alienated people and haunted houses are two of the most distinct tropes of the horror movie. And sometimes the twain do meet


15 April 2022
How OTT Turned Into A Game-changer For Horror Movies

How OTT Turned Into A Game-changer For Horror Movies

From a pale woman clad in a white sari to eerie sounds of ghungroo coming from a distance, the genre of horror in Bollywood has mostly been similar, though OTT...


15 April 2022
Horror As The Theme Of Our Lives

Horror As The Theme Of Our Lives

In a post-apocalyptic world, with a war playing out on our handheld screens and bodies dumped on the streets, with mindless consumption ravaging our planet,...


15 April 2022
Brothers Grim: When Indian Horror Was The Ramsays Genre

Brothers Grim: When Indian Horror Was The Ramsays Genre

Indian horror was once all about sleazy movies from the Ramsay stables. It’s now seeking to scare the audience with better fare.


15 April 2022
An Allegory Written In Blood

An Allegory Written In Blood

“How was your day?” I ask my wife as if I can still ruin it...


15 April 2022
Skin-Deep Scary: The Cult Of Sleaze As Horror

Skin-Deep Scary: The Cult Of Sleaze As Horror

Hindi horror movies of the ’80s were meant to titillate. Anyone scared in the process was purely incidental.


15 April 2022
Resident Evil: The Zombie Apocalypse In Goa

Resident Evil: The Zombie Apocalypse In Goa

Goans in denial continue to feast on their own flesh as they continue to invite their own doom and convert their tiny, unique state into zombieland


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