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After Dobara: See your evil flopped successfully at the box office, we decided to analyse the trend of horror films in Bollywood. This is what we found: when actors want to destroy their reputation, they drown in a sea of films that fail miserably at scaring, well, anyone. Let me assure you this, the impact of these movies is so deep that even the crew involved in the making doesn't want to go watch it.

Here's a list of eight such films that completely destroyed the "horror" genre for us. 


Huma Qureshi probably only agreed to be a part of this film because her brother was jobless. Why else would anyone want to be part of a movie that practically screams "FLOP". Dobaara is the official remake of the Hollywood film Oculus, but here's the problem: the desi version is nowhere close to the original. There are a few jump scares, but it hasn't been able to match the flashback technique used in the original. The only aspect that frightened me during the film was the empty hall. 


This is the film that started it all, the trend of flop horror flicks. Released in 2008 and directed by Ram Gopal Varma, Phoonk had Sundeep (the south sensation, at least he was before this movie) in a leading role. But with its stupid story, awful screenplay and RGV's direction, it was a complete and utter disappointment. 


What do you get when you bring together a hot Indian actress (Mallika Sherawat), a talented Indian actor (Irrfan Khan), and an American director (Jennifer Chambers Lynch) writing about the Naagmani? The answer is obvious isn't it; a flop film. 

We have no idea what got into Lynch when she decided to go ahead with the filming of Hisss, but we're guessing it has something to do with Sherawat trying to be Sunny Leone back in 2010 and Khan being signed for every Hollywood flick starring an Indian actor. The result was not very pretty. Let's leave it at that.

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This film has Jimmy Shergill in a leading role along with music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy and lyrics by Amit Bhattacharya. We just hope they could've arranged for a better director than Pawan Kriplani. I mean a film promoted through eight different television shows has to do well, right? Clearly not.   


Alone has Karan Singh Grover and Bipasha Bashu in a double role. Directed by Bhushan Patel, this movie was a copy of a South Indian film Chaarulatha, which was a copy of a Thai film titled Alone, and all of them are based on an episode from the second season of Tales from the Crypt titled My Brother’s Keeper. But Patel clearly made this film more as Bipasha and Karan's gothic role-play on their honeymoon than as a horror film. 


It’s a 2010 film starring Shreyas Talpade. If you watch the trailer, you'll understand why the film was a dud, but if you still want to know more, Click was a copy of the Hollywood mega hit Shutter, which released in 2004. The biggest difference? Director Sangeetha Sivan tried to change a few of the intricacies to make it suitable for the Indian audience but this resulted in substituting of all the logic and reasoning behind the actual film. 


Bipasha Basu and Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Aatma failed miserably at the box office for a simple reason— its story line. The story will remind you of the typical 20th century’s horror flicks where someone dies and then continues to haunt you in the after life. Even Aap Beeti and Sssssh.. Koi Hai had more thrilling storylines. 


3G's storyline goes something like this: A guy buys a 3G phone and it starts haunting him. If you think this was written by a five-year-old, it probably true. This film seemed more like a 120-minute-long ad for Fiji tourism. It lacks horror, script, and all logical reasoning. You won’t even know why this phone haunts them. My phone haunts me too by the way, but only when I lose it. This is basically the story of a guy who is intimidated by an expensive phone.   

  Did we miss out on any of the bad ones? Let us know in the comments below.

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