Bollywood Slasher Films (from the 70s/80s/early90s)

Body Boy
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June 20th, 2014, 11:13 pm #1

So I have been trying to track down all slasher films before Scream, and it has been a tad hard. Especially considering the Brazilian, Mexican, Hong Kong and Indian films that barely if ever make it to Europe/Canada/USA. 
Can anybody help?

I have seen Sannata (1981), Haveli (1985), Khamosh (1984) and know of Mahakaal (1993). Sure though, there are more. 
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July 18th, 2014, 11:48 pm #2

Hi there,

There are tons and tons of slasher films in India if you look close enough...

A recommended classic is "Gumnaam" ("The Unknown", 1965).

Some others are "Ek nannhi munni ladki thi" ("There Was a Young Girl", 1970), "Shaitaan" (1974), Ramsay Brothers' "Andhera" ("The Darkness", 1975 – a nice one and recommended),

"Haiwan" (1977 – interesting one for fans of Dario Argento), "Aur kaun" ("Who Else?", 1979 – good luck finding a decent copy), "Red Rose" (1980), "Saboot" ("The Evidence", 1980), "Sansani" ("The Sensation",

1981), "Telephone" (1985), "Khooni murdaa" ("Deadly Corpse", 1989)...

If you don't mind newer films, some more recent decent slasher films from India are "Kucch to hai" ("There Must Be Something", 2003 – actually "I Know What You Did Last Summer" redone),

"Sssshhh..." ("Shh... Koi hai", 2003 – old-fashioned, but pretty good) or "Ho sakta hai!" (2006).
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August 4th, 2014, 11:30 pm #3

Thank you so much! It is nice to add to the list. Even if I will have to watch most of them not understanding a word. lol
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August 7th, 2014, 8:19 am #4

You're welcome.

At least Gumnaam and Red Rose should be available on subtitled DVDs from India.

And Indian horror films from the 70s/80s almost always have so much going on in them

that you can't get bored anyway.
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August 10th, 2014, 7:34 am #5

I watched Andhera. It felt cut, but it was still wild. The log saw machine was "wow".
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August 10th, 2014, 7:13 pm #6

Where did you see it? I have a VCD. It runs 131 mins (PAL speed; approx. 137 NTSC).

No idea if it's cut.
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August 13th, 2014, 3:02 pm #7

It was uploaded in 4 parts online. I got lucky with the google search.

And I suppose I cannot say any more than that. lol
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August 13th, 2014, 10:31 pm #8

These are available very cheap in India (39 Rupees). Easy to order.

http://www.webmallindia.com/buy-vcd-onl ... -7144.html
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January 2nd, 2015, 11:45 am #9

I watched two more, "Cheekh" from 1985, and "Aur Kaun?" from 1979 that you recommended. I cannot figure out the plot for the latter though. If you remember the gist of it, maybe you could explain in a message, haha.
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April 29th, 2016, 12:41 pm #10

Hello Body Boy,

Sorry for the late reply. It's been ages since I saw "Aur kaun?" I'm afraid, and all I can remember about it for sure is the abysmal picture quality on the VCD. The last Indian horror film I saw was Ramsay Bros.' "Telephone" (1985), but it hardly qualifies as a slasher film despite masquerading itself as such.
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