While Indian horror is hardly a new concept (hell, they even remade A Nightmare on Elm Street before Platinum Dunes did), today’s news affirms that you Bollywood enthusiasts have plenty of Indian horror to look forward to over the next few years!
Variety is reporting that Indian production company Pritish Nandy Communications has partnered with High Point Media, a British sales company, to focus on a series of supernatural and other-worldly horror films.
First up will be “The Accident,” currently in post, starring Shiney Ahuja and Soha Ali Khan, directed by Abhijit Chowdhury, whose debut film “The Underground Chamber” won India’s national award for best first film in 2003.
“The Pilgrim Express,” directed by Sanjay Khanduri, and “Of Brothers and Sisters” by Kushan Nandy are due to go into production shortly.
High Point’s Carey Fitzgerald said, “As with the J-Horror phenomenon, which is distinctly rooted in exportable Japanese culture, I-Horror will be the new by-word distinguishing genuinely scary films that, by their vibrant colours and character, unmistakably herald from India but also tap into a wider consciousness.”
There’s no word on whether or not inane song and dance numbers will pepper these films and adhere to the Bollywood tradition.
We’ll bring you more as we have it, but in the meantime feel free to dig this compilation trailer below, which offers a lengthy look at some of the delights Indian horror has already given us. And no, I’m not calling it I-horror.
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