Previously at the ICA - Seasons

Still: Bhoot

Bolly Horror

18 Aug 200731 Aug 2007

The ICA takes a look at the darker side of the south Asian movie industry, from past to present.

Traditional folk tales, myths of reincarnation, hauntings and shapeshifting snakes mix it up with monsters from Western horror culture, drawing on such films as Dracula, The Exorcist and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. The whole thing begins and ends with a preview of Pakistan's first gore movie Hell's Ground.

Special thanks to Pete Toombs and Film London

  • Darna Mana Hai

    Darna Mana Hai

    18 Aug 200728 Aug 2007

    Six stranded friends sit round a campfire telling scary stories, as another scary story unfolds out in the darkness...

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  • Still: Zibahkhana

    Zibahkhana (Hell's Ground)

    18 Aug 200731 Aug 2007

    Five teens go out to have fun and (probably) sex and are duly punished by flesh-eating mutants.

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  • Nagin


    18 Aug 200722 Aug 2007

    A star-studded rape-revenge tale with a uniquely Indian twist - and a shapeshifting snake.

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  • Still: Purana Mandir

    Purana Mandir

    18 Aug 200725 Aug 2007

    The hammy tale of family curses and scary monsters that spawned Bollywood's 80s horror boom.

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  • Mahal


    19 Aug 200727 Aug 2007

    A strange,suspenseful and affecting ghost story, the brilliant 1949 debut from Kamal Amrohi.

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  • Still: Bandh Darwaza

    Bandh Darwaza

    22 Aug 200730 Aug 2007

    Creepy mystic Nevla helps a desperate couple conceive, and nine months later he wants his payment...

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  • Still: Bhoot


    24 Aug 200729 Aug 2007

    Stylish, tense supernatural high-rise thriller with nods (but no headspins) to The Exorcist.

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